Motion Pay Technology has entered into an agreement to launch UnionPay International’s QR code mobile payment solution across Canada.
In order to make a QR code payment, customers will have to add their UnionPay cards into a mobile app and press “Pay and Receive” to allow the cashier to scan a QR code or scan a retailer’s QR code signage.
A senior executive of UnionPay International in North America said: “Canada is one of the most popular destinations for Chinese outbound tourists, and UnionPay International is committed to offering as safe and seamless mobile payment experience to our cardholders in their travel destinations as that back in China.
“This is why we choose to partner with Motion Pay which has the abundant experience and knowledge in providing QR Code mobile payment solutions in Canada.”
Motion Pay president and COO Eric Paquet said: “We are thrilled and feel very humbled to have been selected by UnionPay International to offer the UnionPay QR code payment service.
“We believe this partnership will definitely benefit both parties by reaching more Canadian merchants and ultimately facilitate the shopping and payment experience for Chinese consumers.”
The Chinese company said that it will launch several rounds of promotional campaigns this year and offer its app users various discounts.
Last year, UnionPay International collaborated with Bank of China’s Canadian subsidiary to launch its QR code payment service in the country.
UnionPay cards are accepted at 90% of ATMs and more than 160,000 merchants in Canada.
It serves a card base of more than seven billion globally. Besides card products, it also offers a variety of mobile payment options.
Users of the UnionPay app can currently use mobile payment services in 46 countries and regions across the world.