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May 27, 2017

Lacoste and TWG Tea now accept WeChat Pay in Singapore stores

WeChat Pay is a commonly used mobile payment method by mainland Chinese customers. Both Lacoste and TWG Tea have partnered with FOMO Pay to introduce WeChat Pay in stores for offline payment. This makes it more convenient for the consumer, as the purchase can be completed in less than 30 seconds via WeChat Pay with a simple scan. Moreover, it is a payment option that Chinese customers are familiar with. Lacoste Founded in 1933 in France, Lacoste specializes in high-end clothing and is best known for its iconic polo shirts that are available in varying colours every season. It has […]
May 16, 2017

China’s mobile payment market surpasses the US

FOMO Pay China’s mobile payment market surpasses the US February 21, 2017 The mobile payment market in China has exceeded the US in terms of total figures and growth rates. “China’s mobile payments were nearly 50 times greater than those in the US last year,” Financial Times reported last Monday. A key reason why mobile payments are so widely accepted in China is because other non-cash payment channels are not as developed. Unlike other developed nations, China has a very low credit card penetration rate. In addition, online payments with debit cards have proven to be cumbersome, as it usually […]
May 16, 2017

Anti-Valentine’s Day aka Singles Day – The world’s largest online retail event

 Image Source: Brand Channel On November 11 every year, China celebrates Singles Day (光棍节). It was invented in the 90’s by a group of college students at Nanjing University as a day where single young people could celebrate together. Today, it is now one of the most anticipated events for online retailers around the world thanks to Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, who transformed it into a nationwide retail phenomenon with the first Singles Day online sale in 2009. In a span of 24 hours, e-retailers offer steep discounts and low shipping rates to boost sales. China’s Singles […]
May 16, 2017

FOMO Pay partners with Singapore Chinese Orchestra to enable digital payments for concert

May 16, 2017

WeChat Pay in Singapore Changi Airport: Lagardere collaborates with FOMO

Leading travel retailer Lagardere now accepts WeChat payments in 13 stores at Singapore Changi Airport. This includes luxury multi-label boutique The Fashion Gallery at Terminals 1 and 2, confectionary store So Chocolate at Terminals 2 and 3, and souvenir store Discover Singapore at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The Fashion Gallery features over 30 luxury brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Bulgari, Furla, Kenzo and Alexander McQueen. (Source: Lagardere Travel Retail Singapore Facebook) Lagardere Travel Retail owns over 300 outlets in 16 airports worldwide, and 35 outlets in Singapore alone. In 2015, it was awarded the Airport Travel Retailer of the Year […]
May 16, 2017

WeChat Red Envelopes hit a new high this Lunar New Year

  The giving and receiving of Red Envelopes is a long-held tradition during Chinese New Year as a symbol of good luck and good wishes for the year ahead. However, the Chinese New Year tradition has gone digital in recent years, with multiple Chinese social messaging platforms such as Tencent’s WeChat, Alibaba and Weibo offering users a red envelope feature that allows them to send and receive money. Users must first link their bank account to their respective social messaging accounts in order to send or receive Red Envelopes. In this manner, the digital Red Envelope feature helps bring in […]