Payo, promoted as Australia’s first buy now, pay later (BNPL) app exclusive for the hospitality industry, has announced a partnership with OzHarvest.
As an ‘awesome partner’, Payo has committed to donating $100,000 over 12 months. This will enable OzHarvest to deliver an additional 200,000 meals to those in need.
These additional meals, according to Payo, will also divert 100,000kg of food from going into landfill and will prevent 660,000kg of greenhouse emissions through avoiding food waste.
Payo co-founder and CEO Taf Chiwanza says his company is humbled to partner with OzHarvest in a bid to help reduce food waste and nourish individuals, families and communities in need.
“At Payo, our vision is to connect the world through food. We really do believe that food brings people together and we’re on a mission to make a difference; not just by upgrading dining experiences, but by levelling up the lives of those around us,” he says.
“Our app, Payo, was born from the belief that everyone deserves a seat at the table. This sentiment couldn’t be truer when it comes to our partnership with OzHarvest as we want to make sure everyone has access to nourishing and delicious meals. We feel very passionate about supporting the incredible efforts of OzHarvest to help improve the lives of Australians who need it most.”
Payo users can also make a positive difference when processing an order payment at the ‘checkout’. Via the app, customers now have the option to donate $1 to OzHarvest which is said to be enough to provide two meals to people in need.
Payo launched in Australia in March, and is currently available in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. It has plans to expand nationwide.
Payo’s mission is to support the hospitality industry by encouraging more people to dine out or dine in and enjoy more.
Its customers can eat and drink at partner restaurants, cafes and bars and pay the bill in four fortnightly instalments with zero interest by scanning a QR code, providing a contactless experience.
Payo also offers users access to exclusive, limited time offers at participating venues.