Home / Business/ PickMe enables dynamic QR code to accept payments

PickMe enables dynamic QR code to accept payments

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00


Further strengthening the brand promise of ensuring security and speed, Sri Lanka’s most innovative and largest taxi hailing service, PickMe introduced QR technology enabled mobile payment system recently. 

The launch signals the company’s decision to facilitate advanced yet user friendly mobile payment experiences for passengers. To use the mobile payment option, the driver of the vehicle needs to select the QR code icon which the passenger can scan using his or her payment app.

“The QR code is one of the most valuable applications given its ability to hold remarkable amounts of data whilst not-compromising on security. This technology is safer than even a credit card and provides unmatched speed,” commented PickMe CEO Jiffry Zulfer.

Introduced in 1994 as a high-speed component scanning devise, QR codes are gaining traction in the payment arena as they provide increased security and immediate and customisable solutions enabling vendors to create QR codes that generate an electronic payment invoice in real-time. QR codes are used to create and collect on invoices via mobile phones or tablets. 

“As a technology driven organisation, we consistently seek to provide our passengers and driver partners the most convenient, efficient and user-friendly options. Initially we are enabling QR code payment acceptance with iPay and UPay. By enabling EMV compliant QR code, we have opted for flexibility to accommodate other payment platforms to integrate for PickMe ride payments,” commented PickMe Sri Lanka COO Isira Perera.

Mobile payment option will serve as yet another catalyst for PickMe’s dedication to use technology to provide optimum services to both passengers and drivers. Mobile payment methods are real time payment platforms that facilitate cashless and card-less transactions and allow individuals to seamlessly purchase products or services. 

PickMe in essence provides an effective, interactive and a reliable taxi hailing service to passengers while also uplifting the economic and social standing of driver partners. PickMe enjoys a strong market presence in the commercial capital Colombo as well as other areas in Sri Lanka with many passengers choosing the app to pick their choice of vehicle to travel. PickMe provides passengers a range of vehicle options including tuk tuks, cars and vans to VIP vehicles. PickMe driver partners enjoy the security of a steady income as well as the satisfaction of an elevated social position that comes with the profession. 

PickMe Trucks, a recent entrant to the fore, facilitates the transportation of heavy items on demand to offer a more convenient and an inexpensive solution to businesses and individuals in the country. 

PickMe has also dived into the food delivery service industry by partnering with YAMU, and the service is currently available in selected areas. 

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Is Sri Lanka under the dominance of a powerful cabal?

Saturday, 15 June 2019

There is a saying that “A fish rots from the head”. That is the expression used when a country’s leadership is seen as responsible for violence and unethical behaviour of its supporters and the citizens in general - agitating the majority commu

Behind the scenes

Saturday, 15 June 2019

We see and hear many things happening on the stage. Some we only hear about and do not see. More things are happening without being seen clearly. An observation with extensive view and survey will be the only means of bringing to light the true natur

My way or the Huawei: global battle for 5G dominance and its impact on Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 June 2019

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant Huawei is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. It will define the future of the World Wide Web, creating a

Plunder of public property by rulers

Friday, 14 June 2019

While the failure to build the modern nation has been the prime factor that had caused the wretchedness of Sri Lanka, plundering of public property by rulers when they are under their custody can be considered the next vital factor that had exacerbat

Columnists More