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What’s a QR code?

A QR is an unique code linked to your Mercado Pago account. It’ll allow you to receive payments in a simple, fast and secure way.

What are the benefits?

  • Generating QRs is free.
  • Immediate payments. Mercado Pago remembers buyer’s data and process payments right away.
  • Allows to charge with the main payment methods in your country.
  • Lowest transaction fees in the market.
  • Offers a secure buying experience from any mobile device with Mercado Pago and Mercado Libre apps.

How does it work?

In order to receive payments with QR, you can print it and paste it in a visible place or display it on your phone.

Flujo QR


If your model does not require integration with a point of sale system, you can consult all the information available in generate QR from the panel.

Main characteristics

The main characteristics are:

  • Operator always works from its Point of Sale system, that was previously set up with a Mercado Pago charge function. From that option, the order is sent to the associated POS.
  • For a client to make a payment, an order needs to be linked to a POS.
  • Operator can see the completed payment on its system.


This documentation refers to the new version of QR Code. To see the previous version, go to the Old QR Code section.

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