How can merchants offer it?
It’s becoming more common for payment companies to offer QR code payments. Alternatively, merchants can add it through third-party integrations.
But merchants looking to enable QR code ordering will need to choose from providers that offer a customisable menu with ordering functions too.
Square, for example, offers businesses ways to generate digital menus with a QR code. Through the Square Online dashboard, merchants can create the web-based page that’s linked to an online checkout, and then create a corresponding QR code that links to that ordering page. This QR code can be printed and displayed anywhere on the merchant’s premises.
Other mobile payment companies like SumUp do not link QR codes to a digital menu – their QR codes are only for total payment amounts or pre-entered transactions in the SumUp App. SumUp also enables merchants to print scannable QR codes at the till, where the customer enters the amount and pays their check. Customers can then show the verified payment to the merchant or let the merchant verify the payment status in their SumUp account.
UK consumers generally prefer contactless NFC card or digital wallet ‘tap and go’ payments to scanning QR codes. However, order-and-pay QR codes and digital menus present a compelling alternative option that is accessible and affordable for the merchant.