Octopus App for Business
The all-in-one Octopus App for Business allows merchants to receive payment from customers using Octopus card or Octopus App O! ePay QR Code. It is a simple, convenient and reliable payment acceptance solution. The day-to-day transaction handling has never been so easy!
Simple Business O! ePay account application via the mobile app!
- Simply download the Octopus App for Business on App Store or Google Play to complete the application. Please have the required documents ready for uploading.
- Merchant will receive an SMS notification and an email notification upon application approval.
No set-up cost & first 6 months service fee waived!
- No need to install any hardware or make any modifications to the store POS system.
- From 2 July 2019 to 31 December 2019, merchants who successfully sign up for a Business O! ePay account can enjoy the Bank Account Fund Transfer Fee waived for the first 6 months¹.
¹ Only one fund transfer instruction will be processed daily during the fee waiver period. Both newly signed up and existing taxi drivers can enjoy the Bank Account Fund Transfer Fee waived until 30 April 2020.
Flexible for diverse businesses to receive payments from consumers using Octopus card or Octopus App O! ePay QR Code!
- Merchants will receive a merchant kit containing the QR Code tentcards upon application approval. Simply display them at the cashier, bill holders or dining tables, near the fare meter or on the headrest inside taxis for customers’ scanning for payment by Octopus App O! ePay. The QR code can also be presented on merchants' mobile device.
- Merchants can also use their own NFC-enabled Android mobile devices to accept payments from consumers paying with Octopus cards. The mobile device installed with the latest Octopus App for Business works like a common Octopus reader when consumers place their Octopus cards* against the NFC area on the back of merchant's mobile device. Merchants with iOS devices will need to have an Octopus Mobile Reader to receive Octopus card payment.
- Merchants can generate the QR Code (with the transaction amount embedded if needed), export the e-Tent Card or Payment Link through the mobile apps, and display it on the online shop for customers to scan or click for payment.
*This is only applicable for 9-digit Octopus cards (eight digits plus one single digit).
Easy management by different functions in Shop Owner or Cashier Mode!
- The Cashier Mode receives real-time notification message and supports enquiry of transaction records.
- The Shop Owner Mode supports additional functions on the management of the Business O! ePay account, such as transferring funds to bank, adding and removing cashier, POS and shop management, etc.
Check transaction records and summaries at a glance!
- Once the payment is successful, the merchants will automatically receive a notification message, with instant update of the balance on its Business O! ePay account.
- Merchants can easily check the transaction records and summaries, and also export the CSV reports through email.
Instantly transfer money received to bank account with "FPS"
- Business O! ePay is now connected to Faster Payment Service (FPS), enabling shop owners to instantly transfer their money in Business O! ePay accounts to their pre-registered bank accounts on a 24/7 basis!
Set up "Auto Bank Transfer" to save management time!
- The shop owners can set up the "Auto Bank Transfer" to transfer all the balances in their Business O! ePay Accounts to the pre-registered bank accounts automatically monthly, weekly or daily. It saves much time to manage the accounts!
Advertise in Octopus App to reach over one million users for free!
- Merchants can promote their offers/coupons in Octopus App for free.
Download Octopus App for Business
Act now! Download the Octopus App for Business and sign up a Business O! ePay account to accept Octopus card and Octopus App O! ePay QR Code payment!
You can also search and download from the Google Play and App Store!
Quick Guide: Check out the 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 App O! ePay QR Code payment for your business!
We're looking for Taxi drivers to join as a Business O! ePay merchant now!
Click here to view a Business O! ePay account application procedure and the key functions of Octopus App for Business!
If you experience difficulties in the Business O! ePay account application process, you can view our FAQ.
Bank Account Fund Transfer Fee
Octopus Cards Limited will charge the merchants a service fee as shown below for fund transfer from its Business O! ePay account to the registered bank account through the Octopus App for Business:
|Type of Business Industry||Bank Account Fund Transfer Fee
(Effective from 30 September 2018)
|Non-transport||1.5% of the amount or HK$1 if 1.5% of the amount is less than HK$1, as the case may be*.|
|Transport# (e.g. Taxis)||1% of the amount or HK$1 if 1% of the amount is less than HK$1, as the case may be*.|
*Please note that the service fee will be updated from time to time.
#Merchant should provide valid transport service operator license (e.g. Taxis Driver License or Passenger Service License) during the application as supporting document.
Annual Transaction Limit
It refers to the aggregate amount of value credited to the Business O! ePay Account during each 12-month period but excluding refund.
|Type of Business O! ePay Account||Annual Transaction Limit (HKD)|
|Business O! ePay Account||$2,000,000|
|Business O! ePay Account Plus||Unlimited|
Customers can pay by Octopus card or scan the merchant's QR Code with Octopus App to pay by O! ePay