Mercury Drug, PayMaya team up for cashless payments

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LOCAL drugstore chain Mercury Drug Corp. struck a deal with PayMaya Philippines, giving its customers a cashless payment option through the scan-to-pay scheme called PayMaya QR.

The new payment scheme will soon be available in all Mercury Drug branches nationwide.

In a company statement, Mercury Drug President Vivian Q. Azcona said the innovation will improve their customer experience.

“This partnership with PayMaya is another way for us to innovate and further improve on the experience of our suki customers,” she said.

“We are excited to be among the pioneers in embracing this cashless technology,” she added.

The company’s assistant to the president Steve Q. Azcona said that this would lessen the queuing times in their stores.

“There is no need to process loose change anymore,” he explained in the same statement.

Voyager Innovations and PayMaya President and Chief Executive Officer Orlando B. Vea said that with the partnership with Mercury Drug, they are also planning to “roll out more initiatives in the coming months that will transform Mercury Drug customers’ experience.”

Voyager Innovations has set a goal of 30 million users by 2020.

Paymaya Philippines is the digital financial arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Inc. (PLDT) and Smart Communications Inc.’s Voyager Innovation.

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