- According to the survey, the sectors that most use the method are gyms and food services, which appear tied with 94% of PIX acceptance;
- Business services and energy companies are the ones that least adhered to the new system, yet 70% of them accept the method.
The number of transactions and the volume handled via PIX breaks records all week. The instant payments system launched by the Central Bank in November 2020 has become popular among Brazilians. And a survey carried out by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) has pointed out that 86% of small businesses already use PIX as a payment method – a 9% increase compared to the previous survey, from August 2021, when 77% of them used the method.
As the specialist in capitalization and financial services at Sebrae, Cristina Araújo, told Agência Brasil, the increase is justified by the advantages that the system brings: transactions coming from the final consumer are free, and many banks and fintechs also do not charge fees from companies for transactions via PIX.
According to the survey, the sectors that most use the method are gyms and food services, which appear tied with 94% of PIX acceptance. Business services and energy companies are the ones that least adhered to the new system, yet 70% of them accept the method.
So far, according to data from the Central Bank, more than BRL 716 billion have been handled via PIX in Brazil since its launch, and more than 381 million keys (each user can have up to three PIX keys, which can be the user’s mobile number, tax ID, or email) have been registered. In addition, more than 109 million users have already made a PIX transaction– which corresponds to just over half of the Brazilian population.