Illustrative image (Source: mastercard.com) Beijing (VNA) - UnionPay International (UPI), a subsidiary of China UnionPay, said on June 21 that it has signed a cooperation agreement on payment by QR code with Vietnam Payment Solution Joint Stock Company (VNPAY) - the biggest QR code payment firm in Vietnam. Under the agreement, UnionPay International will enable 30,000 Vietnamese merchants to accept UnionPay QR code payment before November 2018. The collaboration will also enable UnionPay cardholders to pay for airline tickets and movie tickets online using UnionPay QR code payment. In February this year, UnionPay also inked an agreement with Sacombank that enabled hundreds of merchants in Vietnam to accept UnionPay QR code payment. To date, nearly all ATMs and more than 90 percent of merchants in Vietnam accept UnionPay cards. Major airlines including Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air have already accepted UnionPay cards for online ticket booking. In the past, VNPAY has … [Read more...] about UnionPay International, VNPAY cooperate in QR code payment
UPI cardholders around the world can pay by QR code at nearly 20,000 accepted payment points established by VNPAY in Việt Nam. — Photo mastercard.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Payment Solution Joint Stock Company (VNPAY) and UnionPay International (UPI) signed a co-operation agreement on Wednesday on payment by QR code. … [Read more...] about VNPAY, UPI cooperate in QR code payment
QR code helps identify real tour guidesDao Loan A tour guide (R) and tourists are seen at a fish farm in Can Tho City - PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC – Tourists can now use their smartphones to scan a quick response code (QR code) in a tour guide’s card to determine whether the guide was conferred a genuine trade certificate by authorized agencies. Pham Le Thao, deputy head of travel department under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said that after scanning a QR code, a data system storing the tour guide’s information will connect with VNAT’s website http://www.huongdanvien.vn to show it to tourists. Those cards with a QR code failing to appear on the website and others with a headshot different from that on the website are falsified ones, she added. “Such a new function helps both tour guide control agencies and tourists to discover cases of people illegally working as a tour guide,” she stressed. Competent agencies have … [Read more...] about QR code helps identify real tour guides
Customers have their bikes fuelled at a PV Oil station. — Photo hanoitimes.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Individual customers will be able to pay for petrol using the QR code technology in petrol stations of the PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PV Oil). This was announced by Cao Hoài Dương, general director of PV Oil, at the meeting of shareholders and investors. Dương said the “PVOIL Easy” programme managed the purchase of gasoline using QR code (quick response code, also known as bar code matrix on mobile devices) for PVOIL members. Every QR code issued to a driver contains complete personal information, including the driver’s name, licence number and gasoline purchase limit. When drivers buy gasoline at PV Oil’s petrol station, they will only need to use their personal phones containing QR codes to make payment. At the same time, all transaction information, including the location where drivers buy gasoline and the … [Read more...] about Customers can use QR code to buy petrol
After the launch of Vietnam’s first QR code store in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is also planning to pilot similar stores in 2018, aiming to boost the development of e-commerce in the capital. However, with only five million Vietnamese people using QR codes to pay, it remains a question whether these new stores will become popular in Hanoi. A vending machine at Hoan Kiem Lake The information that Hanoi will pilot QR code stores raised hopes that these stores will be more user-friendly than current vending machines or other convenience stores. Lien (Cau Giay district) said, “It is necessary to open QR code stores in Hanoi, because payment via QR code is easier than other forms. For example, with payment via QR code, I never need to worry about how much cash I have on me or if the change is correct." Nguyen Hau (a tourist in Hanoi) told VIR, “Young people like us value convenience and quick service above all, so I think applying QR code in convenience stores is a good … [Read more...] about Will QR code stores become the new craze in Hanoi?