Thinking of going cashless on your upcoming trip to Europe? You can do so if you’re a GCash user.
The mobile wallet has partnered with Alipay+ to offer a seamless and secure payment experience, as well as real-time foreign exchange with no service fee to GCash users visiting Europe’s top travel destinations, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy
Among the key merchants and stores that can accept GCash via Alipay+ are Harrods, Liberty London, and Harvey Nichols in the UK; Printemps in France; Müller and dm-drogerie markt in Germany; as well as itTaxi, and IVS Group, the leader in the vending machines market, in Italy.
Here’s how to pay for your purchases:
- Look for the Alipay+ logo at the checkout.
- Open your GCash app and select the QR or PayQR button at the bottom of the screen.
- Scan the merchant’s QR code, or tap “Pay Abroad with Alipay+” to have the merchant scan your generated QR.
- Check the amount then click Pay to see the receipt.
For more information on how to pay via QR internationally, click here.
GCash is continuously expanding its international payment touchpoints in partnership with Alipay+. Aside from the European destinations, the Philippine e-wallet can be used to pay in select merchants across Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Qatar.
It’s also making its services available to more Filipinos worldwide as the GCash app can now be used with international numbers in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Italy, and Australia.