NETS and ComfortDelGro Launch In-App Payment for NETS Usersby Company Announcement October 31, 2019
NETS and ComfortDelGro Taxi announced the launch of NETS’ new in-app payment method for taxi bookings and street hail trips made through the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App.
Named NETS Click, the initiative enables consumers to use their NETS bank cards from DBS, OCBC and UOB to conveniently pay for both mobile booking and street hail trips with ComfortDelGro taxis via the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App.
The partnership with ComfortDelGro Taxi marks the first time consumers can store NETS payment details on file to use their NETS bank card as an in-app payment mode. NETS will soon partner with online merchants to integrate NETS Click into their in-app payment process, providing consumers another option when they make payments for their purchases on their mobile devices.
To use NETS Click for ComfortDelGro taxi rides, passengers can add their NETS bank card to the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App and authenticate their identity with a one-time password sent to their registered mobile number. Subsequently, NETS can be selected as the in-app payment option for ride bookings made via the app or street hail.
For street hail trips, passengers would need to select the ‘Pay for Street Hail’ option on the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App. When they have boarded the hailed taxi, they may select NETS Click as the payment method on the app. They can then scan the QR Code on the taxi’s cashless payment terminal, or key in the taxi number to pair the trip to NETS Click.
“We are pleased to introduce NETS Click as another option for commuters to pay for their ComfortDelGro taxi rides in a quick and seamless way. It is a handy payment solution if you are out of cash or have forgotten your wallet. We are currently partnering with online merchants to integrate NETS Click into their in-app payment process. In time to come, consumers will be able to choose NETS Click and enjoy added convenience when they shop on their mobile devices. NETS is in the business of making transactions more convenient and easier for everyone, and will continue to expand our innovation efforts,”
said Mr Jeffrey Goh, Group CEO of NETS.
Said Mr Ang Wei Neng, CEO of ComfortDelGro Taxi:
“We were the first taxi operator to introduce NETS as a cashless payment mode on board our taxis in November 2006. Today, we are also the first taxi operator to offer NETS Click on a booking app. With NETS Click, our cabbies and passengers do not need to key in the pin number, saving them time and effort. In addition, when you choose to pay ComfortRIDE with NETS Click, there is no admin fee too.”
From 1 November 2019 to 30 April 2020, passengers who pay using NETS Click for their trips made via the ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App or street hail – can use the promo code “NETSCLICK” to enjoy S$3 off the fares.