KUALA LUMPUR, 15 May 2020 – With the movement restrictions in place since the Government’s Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect to contain the spread of COVID-19, many micro- and small-business owners who run cash-based businesses faced the risk of shuttering due to the sudden drastic drop in customers as well as customers choosing to go cashless and limiting the use of bank notes as they sought cleaner and safer ways to transact.
To help micro- and small- cash-based businesses remain operating, Boost has introduced the ‘Boost Payment Link’ – a low cost and accessible contactless solution for merchants.
The payment link allows merchants to easily send their customers a payment link via any messaging app such as email, SMS or WhatsApp and receive payments conveniently anytime, anywhere. Customers can seamlessly make payments through the link without physically scanning a QR code.
Merchants are also able to eliminate the need to invest in a Point-of-Sale (POS) or payment terminal, which can be costly or have a static QR code to accept payments.
This new feature from Boost allows traditional cash-based businesses to receive orders and payments online upfront before delivering their goods or services. It is effective for all types of retail businesses but would typically be useful for F&B as well as small grocery- or convenience stores during this CMCO period where customers are becoming more accustomed to ordering online and expecting home delivery services from the merchant.
The ‘Boost Payment Link’ is available for all Boost merchants via their Boost Business Account. The payment link is found on the profile page.
Businesses who wish to sign up to be a Boost Merchant can do so by visiting their website, fill up the form on the homepage and a Boost representative will be in touch to help with the signing up process.