We all know how easy it is to use a cell phone and transfer your funds just by one-time registration of your mobile number with PayNow. It is fast, secure and available not only for retail customers but also for corporations and small businesses.
While this process is extremely seamless and convenient for payors, in reality, there are some significant limitations for businesses who collect payments via PayNow.
Here are some of the potential limitations of payment collection via PayNow, which if not handled well, could pose some issues to your business:
While your business can get started with PayNow (including a free QR code) from the banks, tracking the progress of each payment isn’t as straightforward. In order to find out whether a payment has been made, you would still have to check your bank account statements and match them with the payment reference provided by the customers.
If your business is expecting a large number of incoming PayNow payments, this process of checking through every transaction on a bank account may get quite tedious and sometimes even unscalable. Ultimately, this might invite more human error, which, for any business, is the last thing you would want when it comes to payment processes.
Some businesses might decide to set up an interface with the bank that allows them to track all their payments on a real-time basis, but the cost to install these systems can come up to S$20,000 and a monthly fee of up to S$250.
Not every company would want to spend such valuable resources to integrate this interface into their system. Hence, many forgo these capabilities, and rely on manual tracking instead, which also comes with its own costs in the form of time.
Lastly, for companies which collect payments through different methods such as credit card and PayNow, it will get even messier if they do not have a consolidated system to track, monitor and reconcile these different payments all at one place. The constant switching between tools and platforms also adds a lot of time costs to an otherwise straightforward process.
At CardUp, we are constantly improving our platform to deliver our promise of making collecting payments better for you.
As such, we’ve introduced PayNow as a new means of payment collection! You do not even need a registered PayNow account to get started.
No more manual matching of payment amounts and references against each incoming payment in your bank account. Easily track and monitor all payments individually and know exactly which customer has and hasn’t paid!
When your customer pays you via PayNow, both your business and the customer immediately receive email notifications of the transaction. This amount then gets paid out directly into your bank account within one business day.
Ultimately, this greatly increases your efficiency, letting your accounts receivable team focus on other more value-adding projects and tasks.
In addition to PayNow payments, you can also collect credit card payments from your customers, without any tech knowledge or training required. By offering more payment options for your customers, this definitely improves your chances of getting paid. Plus, with all of this easily monitored on a single platform, it saves you invaluable time cutting through the clutter – making you and your team’s lives much easier.
Collecting, tracking, and monitoring both credit cards and PayNow payments on CardUp come with no setup or platform fees. Furthermore, for a limited time only, we’re waiving ALL processing fees - which means it is completely free for you to get started!
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With no costs incurred for both your business and your customers, there’s no better and easier way to start digitising your incoming payments.
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By adding PayNow as an option for your customers on your Payment Pages and Payment Requests, you can simply share these links with them to collect these payments anytime, anywhere!
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Get started today completely free, and improve the way you manage PayNow payments today!