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Woolworths, Big W shoppers can now pay by scanning QR code

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Woolworths customer scanning a QR code at an EFTPOS machine
Woolworths is leading the way in streamlined payments by adding a QR code payment option for customers. Source: Getty

Woolworths and Big W customers will now have the option to pay for their shop using a QR code, as the retailers announce a nationwide rollout of the technology.

The new QR payment system, named Everyday Pay, works alongside Woolworths Everyday Rewards via the Woolworths Group’s payment arm, Wpay.

Everyday Pay is one of the first digital wallets in Australia to support QR payments, which promises to streamline the checkout process by interlacing Rewards and bank account information.

Previously, in order to complete a purchase at Woolworths or Big W customers would be asked to scan their Everyday Rewards card and then select a payment option.

Now, the newly implemented system enables customers to complete both steps with one scan of a QR code, which communicates credit card and Everyday Rewards information to the register simultaneously.

The Everyday Rewards app and card in use
The Everyday Rewards app is used by one million Australians every week with a total of 13 million members nationwide. Source: Woolworths

Everyday Pay from Everyday Rewards is available in all Woolworths Supermarkets, Woolworths Metro and Big W stores nationwide.

Everyday Rewards members can enable the QR technology via their app as of Wednesday May 11, 2022.

QR tech to make contactless payment easier, retailer says

Woolworths and Big W are promising to use the newly developed QR payments to make customers' experiences easier.

"At Woolworths Group, we're always looking for new ways to make shopping for your everyday needs that little bit easier," Everyday managing director, Hannah Ross said.

"We know speed, ease and contactless payment at the checkout is important to our customers as they lead increasingly busy lives. Everyday Pay from Everyday Rewards has been designed with this need top of mind."

"By integrating the ease of QR code payments with our Everyday Rewards app, we can save customers time at the checkout and help ensure they never miss a rewards point again," Ms Ross said.

Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci said in a Wpay launch statement that Woolworths is committed to investing in leading-edge payment capabilities as Australia's largest retailer.

"We'll continue to invest in our platform to unlock the best possible experience for our stores and merchant partners," he said.

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