GCash and National Book Store are taking their partnership to another level. National Book Store, with over 230 stores nationwide offering books, school and office supplies, will be adapting GCash scan to pay cashless payment service in all of its stores by the end of May this year.
“The expansion of Globe and National Book Store’s partnership is a testament to the growth of GCash in the country,” says Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe.
“National Book Store is one of the most recognizable names in the Philippines, and being able to extend GCash’s reach to Filipinos is a big step for us in encouraging more and more people to have a better shopping experience,” says Anthony Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Mynt, which operates GCash.
“We, at National Book Store, are very excited to embrace the use of GCash scan to pay in all of our stores across the country. I think allowing the customers to have the option of paying using GCash benefits everyone involved most especially the shoppers,” says Xandra Ramos-Padilla, Managing Director of National Book Store.
Currently, only National Book Store branches at all Ayala Malls nationwide are allowing the use of GCash scan to pay, with other stores to follow suit in the coming weeks. The use of GCash allows customers to have a more convenient shopping experience by going cashless.
To use the scan to pay feature, Globe users must download the GCash app on their smartphones and update to the latest version of it before registering an account. They must then top up their GCash wallet at any GCash partner outlets. With over 12,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, including Globe Stores, SM Business Centers, Puregold branches, Robinsons Business Centers, 7-Eleven Cliqq kiosks, and TouchPay kiosks, shoppers can easily fund their GCash wallets.
National Book Store customers, who will use GCash scan to pay also get a 10% cash back capped at P500 until end of next month. The promo is also available in National Book Store’s affiliate specialty stores Powerbooks, Art Bar and Noteworthy.
To date, GCash has already more than 4,000 QRs being accepted in various merchants nationwide, including the biggest players in the retail industry such as Ayala Malls, Robinsons Department Store, SM Malls, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Cinema, Puregold, Ministop, and NCCC Malls. Smaller sellers, especially MSMEs are also adapting GCash scan-to-pay feature making GCash the dominating the landscape in the Philippine retail e-payment system.