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One QR code for all: BI makes new system to ease payment

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 12 2019   /  01:22 am

Kedai 157 cafe was one of the first businesses to test the country’s new Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system. At a small booth in Bank Indonesia’s (BI) headquarters, cafe managing director Nala Jati placed the eatery’s QRIS code on top of a doughnut and cupcake display rack.A customer walked up to the booth, ordered a cupcake and scanned the QRIS (pronounced ‘kris’) code with his Go-Pay e-wallet app. Even though the code was registered under LinkAja, a rival e-wallet, the funds were still transferred to the cafe’s account.“We used to have three to four QR codes lined up at the counter of our main store. You couldn’t see the pastries. It was like we were selling QR codes instead of pastries. This new code has definitely made it easier for us,” Nala said.Ease of doing business was one reason why BI initiated the QRIS code system early last year. BI partne...