Customers will have to create a one-time user account and register their Visa cards via the app. Their card details are encrypted and managed by Visa’s payment gateway CyberSource. The official statement noted, “When orders are placed, the pre-registered Visa account will be used and payment can be made with a single click.”
This means that customers will no longer have to re-enter card details every time they place an order.
Ooi Huey Tyng, Country Manager (Singapore and Brunei), Visa said, “With the rise in mobile usage in Singapore and the increasing comfort level for technology, this new service provides a viable alternative to what has been a traditional cash-based service. There is no more fumbling for the exact amount in notes and coins, or waiting for change while your food sits there.”
This move isn’t new to McDonald’s and its web delivery solution. Customers have been able to make purchases and pay with credit cards online for quite some time. The mobile app payment service, however, is new, and represents the “growing opportunity” which comes with providing convenience to a country with a 87 per cent smartphone penetration.
McDelivery users who use the mobile app and pay with their Visa cards from February 17 to March 30 2014 will also get to enjoy a free set of 2-piece McWings for each purchase.