Last Friday night before I had dinner with my friends and after my meeting in the morning I was invited over to attend the county’s first ‘cashless’ e-bazaar. This event was launched last April 1st at SMX Aura in Taguig City by PLDT Smart SME Nation and Pay Maya together with event organizer Karl Edwards International.
I didn’t really know what to expect. Good thing Kim the PR Officer from Voyager was there to instruct me what to do. Since my phone was low on battery during that time I wasn’t able to download the app. (Promise next time I will bring my powerbank hehe).
Anyway, I had to register my mobile number and then a text message confirmed it that I had already been loaded by 1,000 credits to my account and that I can use it to transact with the merchants inside the SMX hall. How awesome is that? No need for cash! 🙂
Giddy as I was I went inside to experience this cashless shopping experience! 🙂
The summer lifestyle bazaar brings together merchants selling summer-related products and services aimed at enhancing Filipino families summer activities, all under one roof.
This one of a kind e-bazaar – cashless shopping, via card-preferred transaction utilized the credit card terminal system availability plus merchants were at ease in using the swipe system with the card as every purchase using my Pay Maya card was already recorded and validated immediately by their up to date system since a text message was directly sent to my mobile afterwards informing me of my pending balance and of the transaction I just made.
The merchants just need to swipe up your card onto their device and then input how much the product cost and then they will need you to affix your signature on the device and VOILA! Transaction DONE! 🙂 How convenient for both store owners and buyers alike! 🙂 Time to load more my PayMaya Card 🙂
The Summer CLIC! Fair just got done with their 3 day fair which spanned from April 1-3 11am-8pm at the SMX Taguig located at the 3rd floor of SM Aura.
For more information, you may find them on Facebook: Clicfairs or IG @clicfair.