You can now use GCash to pay for food and items in any 7 Eleven branches!

I've been waiting for this for a long time!! and finally! GCash and 7 Eleven announced this last weekend that you can now buy anything at 7 Eleven and pay it cashless using the GCash app.

For this time, instead of using the QR Code scan to pay feature, the GCash app will generate your own unique bar code that can be displayed on the screen of your phone via the GCash app.

The 7 Eleven store attendee at the cashier will use their scanner to your fone to scan for the Bar code for the Scan to Pay feature --- its a new feature and I like this!

“This partnership is anchored on the shared goal of enabling more Filipinos to participate in the digital financial landscape. By allowing 7-Eleven stores to accept GCash STP via Barcode payments, we are bringing the vision of building a cashless Philippines,” GCash President Anthony Thomas said.  
"After scanning barcodes to redeem promotions and reload accounts for over 5 years now, including taking payments from our CLiQQ wallet over the last two, we believe we have built the most convenient payment experience in the country, and that the time is right to open up our infrastructure to partners who share our vision.  
We are pleased to partner first with GCash, whom we have been working with for several years.  Many customers already visit us to cash-in their GCash wallets, now they can use those same wallets to pay for their purchases as well as participate in our CLiQQ loyalty program." 7-Eleven President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno said.

The Barcode Scan to Pay feature in GCash is just like the CliQQ app of 7 Eleven, but instead of using the CliQQ app, you can now use the GCash to pay for your food and items at 7 Eleven.  In the future you can earn cashback or points in your GCash app and also it marries a feature with the CliQQ app that it will transfer rewards and poinst coming from the GCash app.

A rep from Gcash just told me this during the launch last weekend.

Because I got worried that I might use two different apps to pay for the items (using GCash) and also use the CliQQ app for rewards or points.

But for this time... we use only one app that is the GCash app.

Btw, Using the GCash app, it is safe, secured, fast to pay, no need for change, its cashless and there's
a transaction history which you can monitor your expenses.

Supporting BSP cashless vision 
The partnership between the fintech leader and the convenience store chain pioneer also supports the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) goal of creating a more cashless Philippines starting this year by migrating 20 percent of the total transaction to non-cash means such as digital payments.  
Already, based on a study conducted by the Better Than Cash Alliance, a United Nations-backed organization, the Philippines is close to reaching this target. According to the study, digital transactions now account for 20 percent of the total value of transactions, while 10-percent in terms of volume in 2018.  
“As a strong government partner and the leader in mobile digital payments, we at GCash remain relentless in developing more products and services that will fit perfectly into the government’s plans for the country’s financial landscape. Our vision for 2020 is to continue to push for the development the GCash platform to enable more people to participate in the digital financial revolution,” Thomas said. 

Here are the items that I bought using GCash

Spiced ham and cheese sandwich

Oishi Ridges

Absolute mineral water

Coca Cola

Pork Cheesy Rice

Mocha frap

Spicy pork floss bread and Starbucks

Thanks GCash and 7 Eleven for bringing this new cashless payment to our lifestyle!