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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 […]
May 16, 2017

Hai Di Lao 海底捞火锅 Accepts WeChat Pay islandwide through FOMO Pay Partnership

When you think of hotpot, you think of Hai Di Lao. Hai Di Lao allows you to select up to 4 soup bases so you no longer have to fret over which to choose. (Photo source: Hai Di Lao Singapore Facebook Page) Founded in 1994, Hai Di Lao owns over 140 restaurants in China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and the United States. The popular Chinese hotpot chain is best known for its impeccable service and quality of food. Due to its immense popularity amongst hotpot lovers in Singapore, an hour’s wait for a table during dinnertime is nothing unusual […]
May 16, 2017

2016 WeChat Impact Report: Key Takeaways about WeChat Pay

Launched in 2011, WeChat owns one of the largest user bases amongst other social messaging applications. The Chinese platform launched by Tencent boasts of 762 million users globally, and takes the lead as China’s most popular mobile app. Within 5 years, WeChat has evolved to offer a wide array of services, drawing tons of advertisers to the application. Companies can have their own WeChat Official Accounts to better connect with their consumers, make an impression via WeChat Moments and allow offline and online payments through the application. As of March 2016, there are 10 million WeChat Official Accounts, and 200,000 businesses […]