About Octopus App for Business
The Octopus App for Business, when paired with the newly launched Octopus Mobile POS, offers retailers and taxi drivers a simple, convenient and reliable payment solution. There's no need to handle bank notes or coins, ensuring merchants and customers enjoy more peace of mind!
The all-in-one Octopus App for Business allows merchants to receive payment from customers using Octopus card or Octopus QR Code. It is a simple, convenient and reliable payment acceptance solution. An Android or iOS mobile device¹ installed with the Octopus App for Business works like a typical Octopus reader when a customer places his or her Octopus card* against the NFC area at the back of a merchant's mobile device. The day-to-day transaction handling has never been so easy!
The newly launched Octopus Mobile POS is designed for retailers and taxi drivers. When paired with a Bluetooth-enabled Android or iOS mobile device¹ with the Octopus App for Business installed, it allows customers or passengers to pay retailers or taxi drivers by tapping their Octopus on the Mobile POS display or scanning the Octopus QR Code on the display. There's no need to handle bank notes or coins, ensuring merchants and customers enjoy more peace of mind!
The latest version of the Octopus App for Business extends the battery usage and standby time of the Mobile POS, which now lasts up to 6 hours per charge, providing merchants a better payment acceptance experience.
¹Accepting Octopus card payment requires:
- Android – Android 6.0 or above with NFC enabled. Pairing Octopus Mobile POS – the same Android versions apply;
- iOS - iPhone 7 or newer with iOS 13 or above. Pairing Octopus Mobile POS - iPhone 5S or newer with iOS 11 or above
Simple Business account application via the mobile app!
- Simply download the Octopus App for Business on App Store or Google Play, and apply through the app. Please have the required documents ready for uploading. An SMS notification and an email notification will be received upon application approval.
No set-up cost and service fee waived for the first 6 months, retailers and taxi drivers will be offered an Octopus Mobile POS for free!
- Receive payments via the Octopus App for Business, with no need to install any hardware or make any modifications to a store's POS system.
- From now until 30 June 2021, merchants and taxi drivers who successfully sign up for a Business Account can enjoy a waiver of the Bank Account Fund Transfer Fee for the first 6 months², and may receive an Octopus Mobile POS (Price : HK$228)³.
² Only one fund transfer instruction per day will be processed during the fee waiver period. Octopus Cards Limited reserves the right to cancel the waiver for the respective Octopus Business Account.
³ Free of charge, upon successful account opening. Terms and conditions apply, please click here for details
Instantly transfer money received to the bank account with "FPS"
- Octopus App for Business is now connected to Faster Payment Service (FPS), enabling shop owners to instantly transfer their money in Business Accounts to their pre-registered bank accounts on a 24/7 basis!
Set up "Auto Bank Transfer" to save management time!
- Shop owners can set up the "Auto Bank Transfer" to automatically transfer all the balances in their Business Accounts to the pre-registered bank accounts on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. It saves considerable time in managing the accounts!
Flexibility enables for diverse businesses to receive payments from consumers using Octopus cards or Octopus QR Code!
- Octopus App for Business is flexible, to suit diverse businesses. Merchants can generate the QR Codes (with the transaction amount embedded if needed), export e-Tent Card or Payment Link through mobile apps, and display these on the online shop for customers to scan or click for payment.
Easy management via different functions in Shop Owner or Cashier Mode!
- Cashier Mode receives real-time notification message and supports enquiries regarding transaction records.
- Shop Owner Mode supports additional functions for management of the Business Account, such as transferring funds to bank accounts, adding and removing cashiers, POS and shop management.
Check transaction records and summaries at a glance!
- Once a payment is successful, merchants automatically receive a notification message, with an instant update of the balance in their Business Accounts.
- Merchants can easily check transaction records and summaries, and export CSV reports through email.
Reach over seven million users!
- Merchants can receive payment from customers using Octopus card, reaching out 7 millions Octopus users.
Download Octopus App for Business
Act now! Download the Octopus App for Business and sign up for a Business Account to accept Octopus card and Octopus Wallet payments!
You can also search the app on Google Play and App Store:
Quick Guide: Check out these step-by-step instructions for the key functions of Octopus App for Business!
You can also contact us or call 2266 2282 to find out how to start accepting Octopus card and Octopus Wallet payments for your business!