WeChat is going to launch a new feature “Gifts upon payment” for WeChat Pay to get the small and medium merchants further engaged in January 2019. They can exchange those points with increased limits for balance withdrawal or VIP membership of Tencent Video, etc.
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WeChat Pay is a payment feature integrated into the WeChat app, users can complete payment quickly with smartphones. WeChat has Quick Pay, QR Code Payments, In-App Web-Based Payments, and Native In-App Payments.
Combined with WeChat official accounts, WeChat Pay service explores and optimizes o2o consumption experience, provides professional internet solutions for physical business. It is the best choice of mobile payments.
More and more Chinese people choose to travel abroad. When a buyer purchases a product from an overseas vendor, this spot exchange rate will be used to convert the foreign currency into CNY. The converted CNY amount will then be deducted from the buyer's account when the buyer comfirms the deal in WeChat Pay. As soon as the buyer finishes the payment, he will follow the overseas vendor’s official account. They can still make purchases through this account after they go back to China.
92% of mobile internet users in China used mobile payment in Q3 2018, a little decline compared with 92.4% in May, according to the report from Ipsos. The penetration rates of Tenpay (WeChat Pay + QQ Wallet) and Alipay were 84.3% and 63.6% respectively. Around 24% of Tenpay users never used Alipay while only 3.5% […]
92.4% of mobile internet users in China used mobile payment. The penetration rates of Tenpay (WeChat Pay + QQ Wallet) and Alipay are 85.4% and 68.7% respectively. In personal transactions, mobile payment was most frequently used in phone top-up (69%), money transfer (63%), and red envelope sending (60%). Check out more usage scenarios below. The […]
On August 8 this year, Carrefour’s WeChat user penetration grew by 28% from a year ago. Over 55% of Carrefour customers in South China used WeChat Pay. Much effort had been put on integrating WeChat Pay and smart retail together to make customers into the habit of shopping with WeChat Mini-Programs in Carrefour supermarkets. Collaborated […]
The transactions of online payment in China totaled exceeded US$3 billion in 2017, with a decrease of 0.5% from 2016. China’s mobile payment had 562 million users in 2017, up by 21.6% over 2016. It is estimated to reach 650 billion users by the end of 2018. The transactions of online payment totaled 20.751 billion yuan […]
When you are still astonished by the unique experiences brought by mobile payment in China, WeChat and Alipay have already started to lead a new payment innovation out of smartphones. Highways contactless payment Alipay launched “license plate payment”. As long as the Zhima Credit is more than 550 points, users can directly bind their car […]
WeChat drove information consumption of 209.7 billion yuan in 2017, equivalent to 4.7% of China’s total information consumption over the same period. The average annual growth from 2014 onwards surpassed 30%, 12.8 percentage points higher than that of China’s information consumption. In 2017, China’s digital economy totaled 27.2 trillion yuan, an increase of 20.3% year-on-year, […]
WeChat’s most recent release (v.6.5.22) includes key new features and improvements to make user experience on iOS devices even better:
Internet and mobile payment services have spread like wildfire in China over the last two years, filling the gap which existed in the formerly cash-dominant society for the safe and secure transfer of money and electronic payments. China has only a very limited credit and debit card infrastructure, offering an opening for mobile payments unseen […]
Digital or electronic payments have become the go-to method for many consumers in China to pay for purchases and transactions, online or offline. Coming into the digital age with only a limited credit and debit card infrastructure outside major cities, China leapfrogged straight to mobile payments from cash, pushing the trend further than is seen […]
Tencent launched a digital bank card on WeChat called WeBank Card via WeBank, China’s first private commercial bank established. One of its major shareholders is Tencent.
Chinese consumers spent US$5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms in 2016, about 50 times more than their American counterparts. By the end of 2016, Tencent alone saw its active mobile payment accounts exceed 600 million users per month.