Easy Taxi has unveiled an in-app cashless payment option, Easy Taxi Pay that will enable customers to add their credit/debit card details and pay for a ride by simply tapping their smart phone screen.
The application also provides a detailed summary of the payment information after each ride via email. With this new payment method, customers using Easy Taxi will now have the widest range of payment options available to them from cash, to M-pesa paid directly to the driver, and now credit card / debit cards.
“Easy Taxi is excited to provide customers with the option of paying for their rides using their credit/debit cards. With this new mode of payment, we hope to further enhance our customer’s convenience and overall experience,” said Lauren Gray, Marketing Director at Easy Taxi.
To ensure that all transactions made with Easy Taxi are safe and secure, Easy Taxi is working with Amsterdam based payment services company Adyen, to process the credit and debit transactions. Adyen is a licensed acquirer of Visa and Mastercard, adhering to the security for both card companies.
How Easy Taxi Pay works
Using Easy Taxi Pay is easy; simply add your card details before requesting for your taxi, click payment and select the ET Pay option. The application can store multiple credit/debit card details at one time, giving the customer the option to choose which card they would like to use to charge their ride with each request. Note: Customers are encouraged to contact their banks directly to ensure they allow online transactions to card holders.
Although Easy Taxi Pay is compatible with most major credit and debit cards, some banks in Kenya have not enabled online payments for their card holders. Should a customer be unable to add their card to their user profile, they are encouraged to contact bank directly to enable the payment.