A Payment Feature Integrated into the WeChat App
With over 800 million active monthly users, WeChat Pay is a payment tool used by Chinese consumers around the world. WeChat Pay is a payment feature integrated into the WeChat app, a messaging and social media app used extensively in China. WeChat customers can complete payment quickly and efficiently using a Quick Pay feature, QR codes, or in-app payments, all to fulfill a range of payment scenarios.
Since its start as a chat app, WeChat has grown to become a market-leading platform by connecting people, services, and businesses in China and around the world, allowing merchants to reach out to a global audience, without chargebacks. WeChat also offers Official Accounts, which are similar to a Facebook page, which can be used to gather followers, send push notifications, and redirect customers to a website (or eCommerce). In addition, WeChat offers “mini programs” or sub-applications, that allow merchants to provide advanced features such as coupons, geolocation, and eCommerce.
Citcon offers one simple integration for all mobile payments — including WeChat Pay and 100+ other mobile wallet providers, with free setup and easy onboarding.
How Does WeChat Pay Work?
Citcon’s versatile POS terminal helps merchants process WeChat Pay mobile payments over WiFi or 3G/4G networks. It’s as easy as entering the payment amount and scanning the customer’s mobile wallet. The important thing to keep in mind is that most WeChat Pay users execute these steps all the time. When they enter your store, this POS terminal represents to them comfort and payment security.
If you have a POS terminal already, Citcon can make it WeChat Pay ready with just one API call. For businesses that are strictly eCommerce or sell through an app, online payment integration is a breeze using our API.
How Can I Use WeChat Pay for Business?
You can use WeChat Pay for business in the following ways. In the online business realm, offering mobile payment methods can be an incentive for eCommerce shoppers to complete their checkouts without abandoning their carts. In the in-store business realm, consumer spending can be constrained by tight cash in the wallet. Removing that constraint and accepting mobile payments can encourage more spending in your store.
How Do I Become a WeChat Pay Merchant?
To start accepting WeChat Pay payments as a merchant, call Citcon at 1-888-254-4887 or email email@example.com today.
Sources: WeChat Pay, PYMNTS.com