UnionPay & epay bring QR payment technology to Australia

QR code payment services will be more readily available in Australian retail, with epay and UnionPay’s strategic partnership.

The partnership will remove the need to use less preferred methods like cash or card – particularly as retailers place a greater focus on Covid-safe retail trading environment during the festive season.

Australian consumers feel an increasing appreciation for the in-store experience, according to the recent ‘INNOCEAN 2020 Life in the Times of COVID tracker’.

More than half of Aussie shoppers (57%) are likely to do at least half of their Christmas shopping this year in physical stores.

“This new partnership will see epay expand its alternative payment offering in its continued mission to provide safe, secure and convenient alternative payment options for UnionPay customers in Australia,” says Country Manager of epay Australia, Matthew Blayney.

Australian retailers including Muji, Haigh’s Chocolate, L’Occitane, Vodafone, MJ Bale, Priceline Pharmacy have already enabled QR payment technology with epay.

epay can help onboard the UnionPay QR code payment method, providing in-store solutions including epay terminals and POS integration.

“The relationships and technical integration that epay has with Australian retailers enables UnionPay to provide access to an impressive list of high-profile brands and retailers,” says Chief Representative for UnionPay International’s South Pacific region, Dr Jian Jiangtao.

“This partnership allows us to continue our track-record for providing simple, convenient and safe alternative payment solutions into the hands of the UnionPay users.”

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