Micromobility operator Voi has partnered with payment providers Apple Pay and Google Pay to enables its e-scooter riders to book rides with the digital payment methods.
Voi said these partnerships make it easier for users to pick up an e-scooter, without the need to fill in bank card details.
Until recently, Voi riders have had to store means of payment in the app for billing, such as credit card details or Pay-Pal. While these options are still available, Voi has added a wider selection of payment options in the registration process.
Existing users are also able to switch or add payment methods in their app settings by clicking the menu in the bottom left corner and choosing ‘Wallet’.
“We want our service to be easy to access for anyone, no matter what payment method they prefer. By making the payment onboarding smoother, we can also free up time for users to diligently go through the introductory safety and parking guidelines in our app”, says Carro Hjelm, head of marketing of Voi Technology.
Apple Pay and Google Pay will be available across all UK towns and cities in which Voi operates.
Furthermore, the Voi app features educational content which aims to teach users how to ride Voi e-scooters safely. The online traffic school, RideLikeVoila, and information on where users are allowed to ride and park features in the app’s safety toolkit.