Citcon, a Santa Clara, California-based mobile payment platform, is partnering with Tulip, an in-store mobile application provider, to enable QR code payments at various luxury and fashion retail brands.
The agreement will let Tulip customers accept QR code payments from some of the world’s top mobile wallet providers, initially from Alipay, WeChat Pay and Union Pay, which have hundreds of millions of users in China. Other mobile wallets from Asia, Europe and the U.S. will be added to the program starting later this year.
“The partnership is designed to enable retailers to accept alternative payments that are becoming increasingly popular with shoppers globally now and in the future,” Evelyn Yang, head of marketing at Citcon, told Mobile Payments Today via email.
The partnership will enable both in-store and remote purchases using Pay by Link, which is a secure remote payment link that uses SMS, email and social media. The partnership will also allow store associates to manage customer relationships using WeChat.
Tulip is used by major retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors and Bonobos.
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