Press Release

All Toby’s Sports Stores Now Accepts GCash-Alipay

Toby’s Sports constantly evolves to keep up with the times. When it comes to store design, features, merchandise, and staff, Toby’s Sports maintains their stronghold and continues to push the limits of the sports retailing industry. Today, the largest sports retailer in the country has more than 150 brands and showcases more than 60,000 unique items in 56 branches nationwide. Thirty years later, far from their small beginnings, Toby’s Sports continues to serve millions of Filipinos and igniting their passion for sports.

“We are looking forward to the incorporation of GCash-Alipay as a payment method in our physical stores nationwide. This partnership with Globe is definitely in line with our efforts to continuously innovate, improve overall customer experience, and to make it easier for everyone to pay for products they shop at Toby’s Sports, as well as in our two other retail chains—RUNNR and urbanAthletics,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc.

 

GCash-Alipay is now accepted nationwide in all branches of Toby’s Sports, RUNNR and Urban Athletics. New GCash users can use the referral code GOTOBYS and get One Hundred Twenty pesos (P120.00) when they register to GCash and Scan to Pay!

 

With the joint GCash-Alipay QR, all stores of Toby’s Sports, RUNNR and Urban Athletics can now accept payments from GCash users as well as Chinese tourists who are Alipay users. We are committed to make the shopping experience more convenient through our Scan-to-pay technology which allows for an easier payment transaction via the QR code. This partnership is part of our drive to offer more merchants where our users can use GCash,” said Anthony Thomas, CEO of Mynt. Mynt if the company which operates GCash.

 

Paying via QR code is now available in all Toby’s Sports, RUNNR and urbanAthletics branches in the Philippines. For GCash users, they can pay via the scan to pay feature in the GCash app, through very simple and easy steps. A customer with an iPhone or Android smartphone only needs to download or update to the latest version of the GCash app, register an account, and fund their GCash wallet at any of over 16,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide. Once done, the customer just needs to tap on “Scan QR,” point the phone’s camera at the partner’s QR code and pay.

 

 

 

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