Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Merchants can now scan a QR code instead of entering the customer’s phone number at point-of-sale. The purchase is complete within seconds. As always, merchants do not need any special, proprietary hardware to use looped in. (Watch a short video on paying with looped in.)
"Scanning the QR code is easier for my staff and makes the transaction process much faster,” said Jimmy Wong, owner of Lee’s Burger Place in Newton, MA. “We look forward to introducing looped in to customers at our new Brookline location opening this fall."
Boston-area college students are excited about the speed of looped in’s new QR code scan. “It’s a lot easier, user friendly, and faster because you won’t have to wait for the merchant to enter your phone number,” said Alyssa Biggins, a junior at Boston College and looped in accountholder. “And it’s safer, especially if you are uncomfortable giving out your phone number. This is a great use of the QR code technology.”
Universities in the looped in community agree that participating merchants and their customers will benefit from using the QR code scan. “Purchasing will be faster and simpler,” said Nicole Kindred, sales manager at Boston University's Agganis Arena, where looped in is accepted as the mobile payment option at concession stands. “This will speed up purchasing process, and lines, which will make customers and cashiers happier.”
ABOUT looped in
looped in is a complete electronic payment system provided by PXT Payments. With looped in, consumers can transact both online and in line with PIN-based security, redeem offers as part of a transaction, send friends deals they're not using and instantly send friends money. Merchants can create and manage promotions without the overhead of third-party loyalty programs. Transactions settle through the Automated Clearing House (ACH).