Antwerp – A team of enthusiastic entrepreneurs launches bonsai – the payment app that makes a positive impact on our planet. Ten payments equals one tree.

Paying with bonsai is easy – scan the QR-code, confirm, done. On top of that, you automatically accumulate loyalty with every purchase – no more need for loyalty cards.


Think about the planet

More and more people are conscious of their impact on the planet – especially millennials. Not only in Belgium, but around the world.

Bonsai believes a business should not only focus on profits but should also contribute to a better world. Bonsai does this with a simple, yet powerful promise: “Every 10 payments, we plant a tree.”

Dries Feyaerts, bonsai-user: “The idea of bonsai just makes sense. It is ingenious in its simplicity. I actively look for shops that accept bonsai and would recommend everyone to do the same.”



The new normal

At the slightest vibration, we grab our phone, but we don’t have the reflex yet to take it out at the cash register. However, paying with your smartphone has a lot of benefits. You don’t need a wallet with bank and loyalty cards, you can make easy online payments and you can buy your bus or parking ticket in a snap.

The possibilities are endless. Think about implementing blockchain technology or an alarm every time you risk spending more than 20% of your budget on clothes.

Jelle Baats, co-founder of bonsai: “It is our ambition to make an impact on our planet by changing a simple habit, without compromising on quality. On the contrary – we are continuously developing unique experiences for our customers.

Download the app and look for shops in your area that are part of the bonsai community. Is your favorite shop not listed yet? Send a quick email to and we will change this inconvenience asap.

Bonsai is a product of Cashfree NV – an official payment institute licensed by the NBB.