Araneta City Bus Port, the first integrated bus terminal in the Philippines, has started to implement a QR- and card-based ticketing payment system powered by digital payments firm PayMaya.
Commuters going to the province can book their tickets online ahead of time from the comforts of their homes by visiting www.aranetacitybusport.com, where they can pay using any Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit, debit, or prepaid cards through the PayMaya Checkout payment gateway.
Aside from visiting the website, they can also download the newly launched Araneta City mobile app available for iOS and Android phones, where they can also book their trips and pay for their bus tickets anytime, anywhere.
Those who want to avail of their tickets at the bus port, meanwhile, can pay using any payment card at the cashier through the PayMaya Touch mobile POS terminal, as well as using their PayMaya accounts by scanning to pay with PayMaya QR.
Since launching in mid-2018, more Filipinos have enjoyed the safety and convenience of booking their bus tickets at the Araneta City Bus Port through cashless means, with transaction volumes across the different digital payment channels growing close to 200% in June 2019 compared with the same period last year.
“We have seen the impact of how this initiative has tremendously improved the experience of our commuters. It has also helped reduce the queues at the Araneta City Bus Port. We have recently relaunched Araneta City as a ‘City of Firsts’– and being the first bus transport hub to implement QR- and card-based ticketing payment system for our commuters is something that we are really proud of,” said Marjorie Go, marketing manager of Araneta City.
“Commuting can be such a hassle, which is why innovations in transportation resonate so well with all Filipinos. We are glad that the Araneta City Bus Port has taken the lead in this regard as they offer pioneering innovations like QR and other cashless payment acceptance powered by PayMaya. We encourage all commuters to avail of this convenient digital ticketing payment system so they can avoid the long queues and enjoy special perks this pre-holiday season,” added Shailesh Baidwan, president of PayMaya.
Aside from helping in managing the queues at the bus port, offering cashless and mobile payment options for transport also helps ensure the safety of commuters who no longer have to bring large amounts of cash with them when they travel.
At the same time, through PayMaya’s various promos, commuters can get more value for their money and get cashback when they scan to pay via QR or use their PayMaya card to book their tickets online or at the bus port.