Taxi Companies in Scandinavia Go Contactless and COVID-safe with HIPS Payment Group’s QR Payment Solution, a First for the European Market


Solution supports current trend towards contactless payments 


 HIPS Payment Group Ltd., a provider of  innovative and cost-effective e-commerce and mobile payment solutions, today  announced the launch of their QR Payment technology for terminal-free payment  options.  

Hips QR simplifies the payment acceptance of agile businesses with only the need of  QR payment stickers. Hips QR can be deployed anywhere on Hips’ Global Payment  Network so that businesses can start immediately accepting ApplePay, Google Pay,  Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, China Union Pay, Swish, Vipps, AliPay, WeChatPay and  more. 

“Although QR codes are already being widely used for payment in Asia, this is the first  time it has been offered as a non-proprietary payment technology in Europe. With Hips  QR, merchants will have the ability to accept all the most popular payment methods in  the physical world without the requirement of a POS terminal for the merchants or any  annoying app downloads for the payer,” explains John Cavebring, Hips CEO.  

Hips’ clients can quickly and reliably receive payments for sales made via Hips QR.  While the technology can be used nearly anywhere, ranging from carparks to golf  courses, it has a huge interest by taxi fleets in Scandinavia and the UK. One of the first  taxi companies safeguarding their fleet from COVID-19 exposure with Hips contactless  QR payment is Scandinavian Taxi in Norway. 

“Since a QR payment code is merely a sticker, we simply slap it on the car and it is ready for contactless payments. It also gives us extra alternative payment methods  desired by the taxi companies in Norway like PayPal and Vipps,” said Staale Reisen, Group Director of The Payment House AS. The Payment House is a Hips-enabled ISV  in Scandinavia and the UK in the taxi vertical, and responsible for the rollout of the  COVID-safe Scandinavian taxi cars in Norway.

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