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Walmart Stores Accept Wechat Pay Providing More Social Interactive Services

2016 July 7thShenzhen Walmart spares no effort to provide better shopping experience for customers. After the pilot service of Wechat Pay in 25 Walmart stores in Shenzhen in June, Walmart today announced to extend Wechat Pay to more than 100 stores in 11 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, etc. Walmart and Wechat Pay will also provide instant money deduction and more social interactive customer services. Walmart will roll out Wechat Pay to more stores based on customer feedback and market response, offering more convenient payment experience and social interaction to more customers.

Using Wechat Pay in Walmart stores, customers only need to show their own bar code to cashier for scanning, which reduces waiting time and helps improve store operation efficiency. Currently Walmart has exclusive Wechat Pay offers. From today to July 20, Walmart customers could have an instant money deduction up to RMB 100 on any purchase of RMB 128 and above. What’s more, on every Tuesday, the Wechat Pay Day, during the period from now till August 31, customers could have an instant money deduction up to RMB 300 on any purchase in Walmart stores.

In addition, Walmart Wechat Subscription Account has been upgraded to Service Account. After using Wechat Pay in Walmart stores, customers will see a Service Account reminder page pop up on mobile phone. Once they follow the account, they can enjoy multiple customized and social interactive services. Customers can save interested items or coupons as shopping list and share them with families and friends. For example, customers can click the menu ‘Save Money’ on the Service Account page and then choose “Latest Tab” to see what’s hot and on sales in stores. Take RMB 9.9 directly imported ASDA whole milk for instance. Customer can not only save it as shopping list reminder, but also share it on Wechat Moments or recommend it to other Wechat friends.

Walmart and Wechat also have cross-over cooperation launching the nation’s first Wechat e-gift card. This allows Walmart customers to have a new channel to purchase e-gift card and enjoy the fast payment in physical stores. Customers can link the physical card that starts with digit 23 into Wechat e-gift card by simply scanning the QR code on the back of the card. Customer can purchase flexibly certain amount of Wechat e-gift card value via ‘My Gift Card’ menu on Service Account page, as well as top up, give away, make balance inquiry of the e-gift card. To purchase and top up Wechat e-gift card is instant in time and simple in process that helps save customer time and enables a safer, more convenient purchase and top up experience. dor. For more information, please visit http://www.walmartchina.com.