Serpentine running club hits the ground running with Ordo’s Bank Transfer QR code solution

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Serpentine, a central London running club established since the 1980s, is now using Ordo to take payment for race numbers on race day.

Only possible thanks to Open Banking and Ordo’s QR Code Point of Sale solution. No more do club volunteers have to remember to pick up the bag of change to take with them, carrying the security burden as well as the bag of coins, or foregoing payment in the event competitors don’t have cash on the day.

Runners are issued numbers when they first race, costing £2, and if they forget their number next time, that’s another £2.

Not many of us, especially since the Pandemic, carry cash now, and if we do, it’s rarely the exact amount necessary. This is where an electronic payment system that doesn’t require sign up or specific handheld readers comes into its own.

Using the QR Code Point of Sale solution built by Ordo, all the volunteers need is their smart phone to be able to securely take instant payment. Upon giving out new or replacement numbers, the volunteer simply logs into Ordo using their smart phone. A QR Code is instantly created by Ordo for the £2 paymwnt to be collected; the racer scans the QR Code on the camera on their smart phone and is taken to their bank to authorise the payment Ordo has set up for them.

The reference is automatically populated with what the race organisation want so reconciliation is as speedy as the runners.

Ordo’s QR code Point of Sale solution does not require a card reader, and does not require a QR code reader.

Ordo means instant money collection wherever you are, securely, and at low cost.


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