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Business & Money | Thursday 30 June, 2022 11:14 am |
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Geidea Partners with Saudi Delivery-as-a-Service Startup BARQ to Enable Point-of-Delivery Digital Payments

Geidea, a leading Fintech company in Saudi Arabia, has partnered with the Saudi-based delivery-as-a-service startup BARQ in a move that facilitates point of delivery, digital payments for BARQ customers through the Geidea-enabled BARQ App. 

The collaboration equips BARQ - which enables bullet delivery for any business - with a tailored suite of payment solutions powered by Geidea, enabling its delivery fleet to receive payments from customers upon delivery via the BARQ mobile application. 

Since its founding in 2020, BARQ has provided speedy delivery services for B2C and B2B businesses of all sizes and across multiple e-commerce sectors in as little as two hours. 

Geidea’s tailored payment solutions will enable BARQ’s merchants to accept a wider variety of digital payments via a safe, secure, single API integrated platform. The move allows fleet drivers to accept payments at the point of delivery. 

Abdullah Mansour Alshowaier, Chief Business Officer at Geidea said: “With BARQ’s large network and our fintech experience, we can synergize our capabilities and further boost growth in digital payments across the country. Our partnership with BARQ is aligned with our vision to make payments and commerce technology more accessible, safe and seamless for all. Crucially, it is a partnership that will contribute to the enrichment of the Saudi SME ecosystem and widen access to the digital economy for businesses and entrepreneurs right across the Kingdom.” 

Mohammad AlMarwani, Chief Business Development Officer, at BARQ, said: We are excited to sign this strategic partnership with Geidea which will enable us to better handle payments for our merchants and provide a convienent, secure and user-friendly experience for our customers. This will up the bar for the industry standard to ease the cash collection process and minimize usage of cash in alignment with the government strategy.    

 

As a contributor to the Saudi Vision 2030’s objective to support startups and SMEs and increase digital transactions in the country, Geidea, through its innovative technologies, is providing a complete suite of payment, e-commerce and business management tools to help local businesses grow and scale.

 

Geidea operates more than 700,000 payment terminals (POS) across the region and with 150,000 trusted merchants, including regional and international brands, SMEs and e-commerce players

 

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