For companies whether they are from foreign countries or mainland China, the potential of this cross-platform tool is truly extraordinary. The figures below regarding its huge potential and its growth will prove this to be so.
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Starbucks is growing fast in China and aims to double its locations there in the next five years to reach 5,000 stores. But until recently, it lagged behind in China's craze for mobile payments. It began accepting WeChat pay after chains like McDonald's and KFC embraced Chinese mobile payments over a year earlier. It appears to be catching up fast.
Sending someone a Starbucks latte is a new twist on WeChat's virtual gifting games. Tencent says Starbucks is the first retail brand to use a social gifting feature in this way through WeChat or Weixin, as it's called in China. The all-purpose platform has 900 million global monthly active users.
You can gift a $4.50 grande latte to a colleague in China, who redeems it by having a barrista scan a QR code that turns up on their mobile screen. The whole process is seamless; it takes less than a minute to select a card, authorize mobile payment with a fingerprint and write a personalized message.