Welcome! It's wonderful to have you all here today for registration. As you know, we are going to give you money that you can use to buy more items from certain vendor stores over the coming months.We are giving you contactless "tap to pay" cards. All you'll need to do is go to a participating vendor store, select the items you want to buy, take it to the vendor who will open up the Sempo App and type the amount that you owe them for the item. Hold your card against the vendor's phone still for at least 5 seconds. If you have enough credits, the payment will be confirmed.Today we have time to register and practice making payments so you are comfortable with the cards and phones. We are going to: (1) First collect some information from you and distribute your cards to you, which will make sure we are sending cards to you (2) Practice receiving payments with you (3) Explain the payments schedule (4) Review the list of vendors in your location that will be participating in this program (5) Give you some advice about what to do if you encounter any issues. Are there any questions?”
You will need to be shopping at a store where the vendor is accepting Sempo payments. When you have selected your items, take them to the vendor and ask to pay with your Sempo card.Then the steps will be:
- 1.The vendor will enter the amount owed into their phone
- 2.To make the payment, hold your card still against the back of the phone for 5 seconds until the payment proceeds and you see a tick and "Continue" sign on the vendor phone.You will also be able to see your remaining balance on the vendor screen at that time
We will automatically disburse funds to your card on the first Monday of every month.