South Africa’s FlickPay, a new mobile payments app aims to revolutionize e-commerce in the country by creating a smart, fast and secure platform to pay for stuff at the till via your smartphone.
FlickPay has loyalty rewards, geo-located coupon serving and relevant deal distribution, with intelligent split bill payments and allows a user to simply download the app on the Google Play or the App Store, register and enter their credit card details and they are good to pay for anything.
After confirming to pay with FlickPay, FlickPay generates a unique QR Code on their phone for every transaction and the transaction takes place as fast as a few seconds. With FlickPay, there is no physical handling of credit cards or cash and is integrated to the point-of-sale so buyers are safe and they retailers know instantly whenever a payment is made.
According to Trent McLelland, the founder and MD FlickPay, FlickPay is powered by wiGroup, a point-of-sale platform firm responsible for the mobile payment solutions and platforms for MTN, Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay, Engen, KFC, Vodacom among others known for powering more than R2 billion worth of in-store transactions via its platform.
The Cape Town-based firm also helps one track their spending, find great merchants around them or simply receive and redeem vouchers and coupons from merchants. Eevrytime you use FlickPay, you stay safe as the firm says it encrypts your card details and stores them on your phone and not backed up on a server anywhere.