It is now possible to spend Bitcoin at Pick n Pay with Lightning or straight from your Binance, Luno or VALR mobile apps!
Pick n Pay is the first major retailer in Africa to enable Crypto Payments directly at the till by integrating the CryptoQR Payments API. This allows Pick n Pay customers to pay using cryptocurrency on their smartphones from their preferred Bitcoin Lightning wallet, or directly from their Binance, Luno or VALR accounts.
The payment option is available to customers at all PnP stores countrywide, including PnP Clothing and Express shops.
Please ask the teller to pay with “Contactless QR”.
How to pay with Bitcoin from your Luno Account
Please see the Luno help article here: https://www.luno.com/help/en/articles/364988694280634
How to pay with Bitcoin from your VALR Account
Please see the VALR help article here: https://support.valr.com/hc/en-us/articles/10027618286620
How to pay with Bitcoin from your Binance Account
- Step 1: Install the CryptoQR Scanner Application that can scan Pick n Pay Point of Sale QR Codes
- Step 2: Link your Binance Wallet inside the CryptoQR app. You will send R1 to confirm the link, which will be returned to you immediately.
- Step 3: When paying at the till, ask for the “Contactless QR” payment option. Scan the payment QR code with the CryptoQR application, which will automatically launch your Binance app to complete the payment.
- More info: https://www.binance.com/en-ZA/blog/all/binance-moves-into-retail-space-through-cryptoconvert-and-pick-n-pay-partnership-9017627591741628444
How to pay with Bitcoin Lightning
You will need the following to use Lightning Payments at the point of sale:
A Standard Lightning Wallet
You can fund most Lightning wallets directly with Bitcoin from an exchange or self-custody Bitcoin wallet. Please allow some time (about 30 minutes) for Blockchain processing before you try to spend your balance.
The CryptoQR scanner app can scan Pick n Pay Point of Sale QR codes and link your Lightning wallet.
Download the CryptoQR scanner app onto your device and follow the setup instructions to link your Lightning Wallet.
The scanner app will request a 100 sats (about 50c) payment to ensure everything is set up correctly.
Once the payment is complete in your Lightning Wallet, you will see the till slip print within a few seconds. Your transaction is complete.
Should anything go wrong and the point of sale does not confirm payment, you will need to wait 90 seconds for the point of sale to reset. If you sent a payment from your wallet, it will be returned to you within a few minutes.
Note: Some wallets like BlueWallet may take up to 24 hours to reflect the returned amount in your wallet.
You can always reach support by using the “help” function in the app or by contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org