Vancouver company launches contact-free payment app with low restaurant fees

Jun 22 2020, 2:39 pm

We’re living in a time where anything that enables us to do things from a distance is a desirable commodity — and technology for contact-free payment and delivery is definitely one of them.

This is part of the reason why the launch of Perk Hero is so timely. The app comes from the same Vancouver-based software company behind Glance Pay, but users can look forward to a new app packed with additional and unique features this time around.

While some apps specialize in ordering and delivery and other apps facilitate payments or loyalty rewards — this app does it all!

A core mission of the team behind Perk Hero is supporting local, and the company knows that now is the time to show that support more than ever. As such, it’s keeping its costs and fees low for businesses that want to sign up.

As opposed to popular delivery apps that take up to a 30% profit from small businesses, Perk Hero only takes a 5% commission when customers use the service for pick-up or delivery by the restaurant or store.

“As a Vancouver-based company, Perk Hero feels it’s vital for us to support and shed light on local entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses in our city,” says a press release by the company.

The company aims to play an active role in helping businesses get through this tough time, even spreading posters around town encouraging Vancouverites to support local businesses with its recent “Keep it Local” campaign.

But not only is Perk Hero helping small businesses make the most of their limited funds right now, it’s also providing a safer way to do business.

By downloading the app, businesses can swiftly and simply convert a smartphone or tablet into a device that can accept contact-free payment through the use of QR codes and paying-by-photo. This enables a safer and more hygienic way to pay from a distance.

And on top of all the benefits of using Perk Hero, there’s another perk, too. The new app’s gamified and interactive loyalty program lets users earn instant cash-back rewards every time they pay or preorder. Complete custom “Quests” specific to each Perk Hero location to level up, gain “experience points (XP),” and, of course, earn more coins!

And last but not least, to celebrate its launch, Perk Hero is offering a $1 deal on select bubble teas this week! Starting today, you can purchase $1 bubble teas* for the first 100 purchased at Kumme Cafe or head over to Cha Yuan tomorrow to receive the same deal.

Simply download the app on Google Play or App Store, select a bubble tea from their $1 drink menu, and order for pickup using the app. Psst, if you want to earn an additional $30 in redeemable coins, just post a picture or story of your drink using #getperking and tag @perkhero to be entered into a random draw to win!


Can’t wait to see how your business can benefit from Perk Hero or how you can support local through downloading Perk Hero? Check out the Perk Hero app today.

*$1 promotion is limited to one drink per Perk Hero account at each location.

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