The upcoming Lunar New Year heralds a new year of opportunities for everyone. As festival celebrants worldwide get busy with spring cleaning and stocking up on new year goodies, it’s also time for businesses to prepare for the festive crowds.
2023’s fewer pandemic restrictions mean we can look forward to maskless visits and even live lion dance performances! But it’s still important to celebrate the festival safely and practice good hygiene because no one likes falling sick during the holidays.
It’s another reason to digitalise your business this year – reduce viral transmission by going cashless! As the past few years have shown, it’s easy to do so with the help of e-wallets and smart point of sale solutions (POS) that make electronic transactions a breeze. In this article, we’ll show you five ways to celebrate a prosperous Lunar New Year without touching actual cash!
- Experience faster and safer payments
If you’re still collecting cash and coins, it’s time to switch to a smart POS solution. A smart POS like Qashier’s all-in-one solutions allows faster payments that allow customers with their mobile devices to tap and go. With Qashier you accept all major credit or debit cards and e-wallets such as PayNow, Shoppee Pay and GrabPay.
Cashless: With e-wallets, a dynamic QR code is displayed on your Qashier smart pos terminal for customers to scan and pay. This unique QR code prevents fraud as it’s a link unique for that transaction – this means you get paid the exact amount, with no inputs needed by the customer.
For restaurants operating during Chinese New Year, switch to Qashier QR code ordering. QR code ordering minimises the need for physical menus, which means a lower risk of viral transference.
Payments: In-store, Qashier payment solutions, with low processing fees and a quick registration process, make it an easy choice for businesses to provide customers with a wide range of payment services – in fact, all the most popular ones are here in one solution.
Support: Besides, all disputes are handled by Qashier so you don’t have to worry about managing any transaction hiccups – that’s best-in-class service from Qashier’s Customer Support Team.
Make paying a breeze this Chinese New Year so customers don’t have to wait too long, and protect your staff’s health with cashless payments!
- Take advance bulk orders
Do you take advance bulk orders that need payment upfront? Use Qashier E-invoice Payments – issue deposits through email and allow your customers to pay online. Customers can pay the final payments in-store during a pick-up, or be issued an invoice for final payment online.
For F&B merchants specifically, offer customers more ways to order from your business. Take advanced bulk orders via Qashier Eats. Qashier Eats online ordering system offers reliable delivery through our major delivery partners. It’s a 0% commission service that we provide to help F&B businesses offer online solutions to customers.
Simply create your menu or sync it directly from your Qashier smart POS and link your bank account. Once your customised page is up, you can share the link with your customers so they can order directly from the page. You can even offer free onsite pick-up services or let customers order ahead of time. Just like Qashier merchant Cafe Dalla and their QashierEats online store, your customers can order directly from you!
- Give your employees e-ang paos.
Employee Appreciation Day may be in March but CNY or the Lunar New Year is the perfect time to boost the morale of the people that make up the backbone of your business – besides who doesn’t like more wealth and prosperity?
The traditional act of giving red packets (ang pao in Chinese) with cash within symbolises blessing the recipient with luck. Apart from married couples who give out ang pao, it’s also a tradition for bosses to reward employees with red packets. Not only is it a sign of appreciation, but it’s also a way to symbolise a smooth sailing and prosperous year for all.
Instead of giving your employees a physical ang pao, send them an e-ang pao. This service is offered by major banks OCBC, DBS, UOB, Citibank and Standard Chartered. Like physical red packets, many banks’ e-ang pao come in different digital designs. You can even customise greetings or graphics.
All funds are sent via instant transfer services, such as PayNow in Singapore or Touch ‘N Go in Malaysia. The recipient will receive a notification via SMS or the app with a festive e-greeting on their smartphone. That way, you don’t have to queue for new notes at the bank or scramble for fresh $2 bills when you suddenly need to give an extra ang pao to part-time staff. It also means not touching physical bills, which can carry a flu virus for up to 17 hours on its surface! Using e-ang paos is a simple, fuss-free method of blessing your recipient without the risk of getting sick from touching cash or queuing up for long hours at the bank.
Go cashless with Qashier this Lunar New Year
With the festivities dawning upon us, Qashier wishes all our clients and everybody a lucky and lovely Year of the Rabbit. Go cashless in 2023 with Qashier’s multiple digital solutions to stay safe and healthy!
Whether your business is in F&B, retail or the beauty/services industry, make like a rabbit and hop on over to Qashier’s multiple digital solutions in an all-in-one device for your business.
The smart POS system can handle different operational aspects, from QR code table ordering to table management (F&B), employee management, customer relationship management (loyalty programs), inventory management, data analytics, and cashless payments.