Chinese ecommerce giant Tencent’s WeChat mobile payments and messaging app has been integrated with Givex’s Vexilor point-of-sale solution to enable users of the service to make in-store purchases by scanning a QR code.
“Businesses will be able to offer this fast and convenient payment option to their customers and also deliver promotions and offers to them which can be automatically applied to purchases made using WeChat,” Givex says.
“WeChat supports P2P money transfers and payments and has become a popular form of payment in China. Users pay with WeChat by opening the app and generating a QR code which the POS operator then scans.”
“With Vexilor, businesses have many options to accept WeChat payments,” the company adds. “Restaurants can scan WeChat QR codes using their portable tableside tablets. Retailers can use QR code scanners with their Vexilor workstations.”
WeChat announced in February 2016 that it is to add fingerprint authentication to its transactions in the “coming months”. Tencent also launched the service in South Africa in November 2015, letting customers make P2P transfers, pay for services such as airtime, data and electricity and make in-store payments by scanning QR codes at merchants supporting the SnapScan mobile payments platform.