PayNow QR

Overview

Accept payments easily via PayNow without the hassle of manual reconciliation. PayNow is the most widely used alternative payment method in Singapore which relies on the Unique Entity Number (UEN) of a company instead of relying on lengthy bank account numbers.

In addition to the same PayNow QR code for all customers, our PayNow solution allows you to generate unique PayNow QR code for each customers, allowing faster checkout as they do not need to fill in additional details like amount or reference code.

Benefits of using PayNow QR

  1. Generate a unique PayNow QR code for each invoice instead of having to use your PayNow Corporate QR code
  2. Save time and effort of manually reconciling PayNow payments
  3. Enhanced user experience
  4. Get notified almost instantaneously when your customer has made payment

We offer 2 solutions for our PayNow QR payment method:

Dynamic PayNow QR: Suitable for invoices and checkouts

Features:

  • Create a unique PayNow QR for each payment
  • Specify the expected payment amount
  • Reject payments made with the incorrect amount
  • Set an expiration for the PayNow QR

Use-cases:

  • For marketplaces or social sellers with many one-time customers

Your customer also doesn't need to manually send you a screenshot or inform you of the payment because we will do that for you.

Static PayNow QR: Suitable for each customer and account**

Features:

  • Assign a unique PayNow QR to each customer or account
  • Customers can make payments of any amount
  • Receive callback notifications when payments are made

Use-cases:

  • For investment platforms, where no fixed amount is needed for deposits
  • For making top-ups to an e-wallet

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For higher-risk merchants

If you're considering the PayNow solution, please advise your end-customers in the user interface of your application not to use the PayLah! app to make a PayNow payment as the PayLah! app uses an alias name which will always result in a name mismatch.

Using the PayNow QR payment method

Payment limits

Maximum Amount (SGD)

20,000

Payment availability

Available throughout the day. We do not expect any delays unless a customer changes the reference code embedded in the PayNow QR code by brute force. In that case, we will need to reach out to you to resolve the payment.

Payment notifications

When using virtual accounts as a payment method, please note that this will require customers to make the funds transfer through their bank’s online service or an ATM. For payment methods that require customer's action, we recommend setting up callbacks so that you can be notified whether payment has succeeded or not.

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Payment notification delays

PayNow payment notifications may be delayed. In such cases, the status of the Payment object will be pending until the payment is either successful or failed. It’s common for businesses to hold an order in a pending state during this time, not fulfilling the order until the payment is successful.

Refunds

Please note that refunds can only be done manually by our operations team at the moment.

Cancelling a PayNow QR code

It is currently not possible to cancel a PayNow QR code that has already been generated. You are able to set the expiry of the PayNow QR code before generation. The default expiry time of all generated PayNow QR codes is fixed as 5 minutes.

Creating a Dynamic PayNow QR code for a One-Time Payment

// POST api/v4/payments
BASE_URL="http://xfers.io/api

POST {{BASE_URL}}/v4/payments
Basic Auth
{
    "data": {
        "attributes": {
            "amount": "0.1",
            "referenceId": "pennytest_123",
            "paymentMethodType": "paynow",
            "expiredAt": "2021-04-03T20:03:53+07:00",
            "paymentMethodOptions": {
                "merchantPrefix": "PHOHANOI"
            }
        },
        "relationships": {
            "customerProfile": {
                "data": {
                    "id": "customer_profile_bf72e369-fc3d-4cde-9e4e-5713db9577f3"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Find out more in our API Docs: Payments

Creating a Static PayNow QR code for Unlimited Payments

# POST api/v4/payment_methods/paynow
{
    "data": {
        "attributes": {
            "referenceId": "MY_CUSTOMER_000001",
            "merchantPrefix": "PHOHANOI",
        },
        "relationships": {
            "customerProfile": {
                "data": {
                    "id": "customer_profile_bf72e369-fc3d-4cde-9e4e-5713db9577f3"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Find out more in our API Docs: Payment Methods

Displaying the PayNow QR payment method

The below photo shows an example of how you can display the PayNow QR payment method on your user interface.

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