China UnionPay and Tencent to use integrated QR codes for mobile payment ease

Integrated QR Codes - Quick response code on mobile phone

The goal of this move is to streamline the transaction experience for consumers and merchants. China UnionPay and Tencent have announced that they will be using integrated QR codes for a smoother checkout experience while using mobile payments. This move could greatly benefit UnionPay in catching up with the market leaders. Bringing together the quick response codes may help UnionPay to take a firmer place into the market in the country. UnionPay is a network top lenders created together. That said, it has not been able to gain nearly as…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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Unique WeChat QR codes give business clients a way to access more customer data

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Tencent wants to focus more on its business clients than its users. A unique kind of WeChat QR codes are being rolled out as part of a new service that gives business clients the chance to use these codes on every single one of their products. This will allow Tencent’s business clients access to more data on each of their customers. The service will provide companies with better tracking data. The WeChat QR codes are part of Tencent’s latest move to focus on business clients, rather than its users. The…

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Laundry service in China to introduce QR code bet sheets to hotel patrons

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Hotel guests in Wuhan will soon be able to track the cleanliness of their linens. QR code bed sheets may help hotel guests feel more at ease with hotel cleanliness. At least, this is the goal of a laundry service in China, which plans to embed towels, sheets, quilts and other hotel linens with a thin, heat- and water-resistant chip. Customers who scan this chip with their smartphone can track the cleanliness of the linens in their assigned room. China is notoriously known for engaging in questionable cleaning practices in…

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One metro QR code gives riders access to three metro systems

Metro QR Code - Shanghai Metro - Train

Riders of the Shanghai, Hangzhou & Ningbo metros can access all three with one quick response code. Metro QR code payments are nothing new in China. As QR Code Press reported back in 2017, Shanghai Metro first introduced these unique codes to their Metro Daduhui app to allow riders the ease of scanning to pay for their trips. Now, this convenient service has extended to both Hangzhou and Ningbo. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group developed partnerships with the other two metros. Under the guidance of a national strategy that called for…

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