Billtrust Offers Integrated QR Codes for Mobile Billing (March 19, 2013)
March 19, 2013
Billtrust today has launched QR codes for biller statements, a service enabling consumers and businesses to pay their bills online by scanning the QR code with their smartphones. The Hamilton, N.J.-based provider of outsourced billing services can imprint a QR code on any outbound billing document, according to the company. When the recipient scans the code, he is taken to a mobile Web page for instant electronic payment. Billing information is automatically entered on the page.
“We see QR code usage growing and supporting the migration of consumers to electronic payment,” Mitch Rose, Billtrust vice president of marketing, tells Paybefore. “We already have a few [companies] signed up and we are in the process of educating our customers on the benefits of QR codes.”
Billtrust says its QR service follows guidelines established by the Council for Electronic Billing and Payment, a division of NACHA. To encourage usage, Billtrust is offering the service at no charge for clients enrolled in its btConnect for eBanking service, which enables billers to expedite bill delivery and payment by allowing consumers to receive and pay their bills at their bank bill pay sites.