Alipay app for tourists: foreign visitors in China can now use popular mobile payments

Alipay app for tourists - Shanghai

Alipay and WeChat pay are widely used in China and now travelers to the country can use them, too. Taking a trip to mainland China? You might be glad to know that there is a WeChat pay and Alipay app for tourists now available. Alibaba and WeChat announced that travelers to the country will be able to link their international cards to their payment apps. This move will make it more convenient for tourists to buy goods in China. Prior to the roll out of these mobile payment options for…

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Beauty filters to be added to Alipay’s facial recognition payments system

Facial recognition payments - Woman with mobile phone

Alipay is catering to China’s beauty culture. Alipay, a Chinese third-party mobile and online payment platform, recently announced that it would soon add beautifying filters in its facial recognition payments systems at retail locations across China. A survey revealed that those who use facial scanning tech to make payments feel ugly when doing so. The announcement, which was made on July 2, comes after the results of a recent poll conducted by Sina Technology. The tech news portal surveyed over 40,000 people, who were asked if scanning their faces when…

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Unified QR code payments system could become serious competition for major credit cards

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A new mobile payments initiative could become the leading digital payments method in Europe. Several mobile wallet companies across Europe have teamed up with Alipay to create a unified QR code payments system. These companies include Bluecode, momo pockets, ePassi, Pivo, Pagaqui, and Vipps. The adoption of this code will allow payment interoperability for travelers in Europe and from China. The idea behind the unified QR Code payments initiative is to allow users of the six European digital wallets to make QR code payments with their applications at local merchants…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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Digital Debit Group Releases Retail-Grade QR App Powered by PayPal Now Available on iOS

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Downingtown, PA and San Juan, Puerto Rico – February 18, 2019 –  Ready to use upon download, without card swipers or terminal hardware, the Digital Debit® app make its way to a ready marketplace.  Newly-released in the Apple App Store, merchants and freelancers can now accept in-person payments for services rendered from millions of PayPal users.  While retail-grade in its functionality, the QR app with PayPal integration can also be used in a more casual way.  Family and friends can both pay and get paid with the Digital Debit® app by…

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