In today’s world, QR codes are instantly recognizable for their black and white square design. With the proliferation of smartphones and the availability of high-speed internet, QR codes have become massively popular.
What is a QR Code?
The QR acronym stands for Quick Response. It consists of a two-dimensional code on a white background along with a pattern of black and white designs arranged in a square grid. QR Codes may be scanned using imaging devices such as smartphone cameras.
QR Codes are mostly similar to barcodes, with the exception that they may hold more data per unit space. These codes can be utilized by retailers in a variety of settings, including but not limited to engaging customers at virtual stores, making cashless payments and providing information through the codes on product tags and receipts.
In the context of Metro Transportation, the QR code facilitates the ease of eTicketing. A specialized payment app shows a QR code that corresponds to the user’s card information. The purchase is then completed when the merchant scans the QR code with a reader.
The advantages of QR codes
QR codes provide a number of advantages that can aid you in establishing communication with potential consumers. The below-mentioned are a couple of such examples.
A highly significant benefit of QR codes is the fact that they allow for quick transactions. In comparison to other options for making payments, using QR codes is exceptionally fast. When it comes to processing a payment, customers are simply required to launch their QR code scanner app, scan the QR code, and approve. Allowing payments to be made in a matter of seconds.
Payments made with QR codes are extremely safe. This is as such due to QR codes being more than a mechanism for exchanging data. Any transmitted data via QR codes are encrypted, ensuring that the payment is completely secure.
Ease and simplicity in setting up
The process of setting up QR code payments is a simple feat. It does not require much in the way of technology. All that is needed is a smartphone including a camera and a QR code, that can be printed or is available electronically. Furthermore, utilizing QR codes for payments eliminate the need for a POS system or any other payment-related equipment.
QR code payments are a risk-free mode of payment because they remove the possibility of any type of inaccuracy. The black box design contains special data, enhancing the trustworthiness of QR code payments.
With the rising need for “contactless” contact tracing, transportation has become an increasingly popular application of QR codes. O-City is able to bring forth the aforementioned benefits through the adaptation of QR codes in terms of ticketing in Metro Transportation, ensuring a truly smooth and efficient travelling experience.