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    Mobile Payment for AirREGI, a QR Payment Services to Attract Visitors to Japan, to Begin Handling WeChat Pay

    Aug 6, 2018 | Recruit

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    Recruit Lifestyle’s  Mobile Payment for AirREGI has started handling WeChat Pay, a service provided by Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent). Online applications will be accepted starting today on the Mobile Payment for AirREGI website.

    Mobile Payment for AirREGI: https://airregi.jp/mp/To an external site

    Overview and Background

    Mobile Payment for AirREGI is a mobile payment service that allows customers to complete their payments by scanning a QR code of the payment service presented by the customer. Today, Mobile Payment for AirREGI has started handling WeChat Pay, which has a large share of the QR payment market in China. This partnership will further improve convenience for both merchants and users.

    Various payment methods, including QR code payments, are expected to become increasingly diverse in the future. This is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s announcement of the Cashless Vision (a policy aiming for a cashless ratio of two-to-five by June 2025 and eventually reaching the highest level internationally of 80%), as well as the launch of a council to study the unification of QR code-based payment standards. Mobile Payment for AirREGI can be supported by an iPad or iPhone, eliminating the inconvenience associated with payment and contributing to increased sales and satisfaction from customers in Japan and overseas.

    For details and application, please visit the Mobile Payment for AirREGI website at https://airregi.jp/mp/To an external site.

    About WeChat Pay

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    WeChat Pay is a payment service provided by Tencent's WeChat, a communication application with more than one billion monthly active users. With more than 800 million users, WeChat Pay has a large share of the QR payment market in China.

    About Mobile Payment for AirREGI

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    Mobile Payment for AirREGI is a mobile payment service that allows customers to pay by scanning a QR code of the payment service presented by the customer. Stores only need an iPad or iPhone and internet to use the service without any initial cost. The service is compatible with the Chinese mobile payment application Alipay, the LINE Pay smartphone wallet service developed on the communication application LINE, and d-payment, NTT DoCoMo's easy and convenient smartphone payment. WeChat Pay will be available starting today, increasing the convenience of payment for Chinese customers visiting Japan and contributing to increased sales.

    Through the provision of Mobile Payment for AirREGI and AirPAY (a payment service for retailers that supports credit cards, electronic money, QR codes, and points.), Recruit Lifestyle provides all-in-one support for all settlement methods. In response to the diverse needs of customers, Recruit Lifestyle continues to promote business support for stores.

    Recruit Lifestyle's payment services continue to support all payment methods

    The Air Series, operated by Recruit Lifestyle, will continue to evolve to meet the diversifying needs of customers to be able to complete all payment methods with a single iPad or iPhone and card reader.

    ▼With Recruit Lifestyle's payment services, an iPad or iPhone and a single card reader can handle any payment method.

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    About Mobile Payment for AirREGI https://airregi.jp/mp/To an external site

    About AirPAY https://airregi.jp/payment/To an external site

    About POICHI for AirREGI https://airregi.jp/poichi/To an external site

     

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