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VIMO to provide e-payments at SASCO outlets

Released at: 15:29, 20/12/2017

VIMO to provide e-payments at SASCO outlets

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Service available to Asian tourists at SASCO's duty free stores and shops at international airports.

by My Van

The VIMO Technology Joint Stock Company (Vimo.vn) has officially cooperated with the Southern Airports Services Joint Stock Company (SASCO) to launch electronic payment services for Asian tourists traveling in Vietnam.

The service allows travelers to use WeChat Pay e-wallets paid for in Vietnam dong at SASCO’s booths at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City via QR code scanning on mobile phones.

From January 1, Asian travelers will be able to use electronic payments in Vietnamese currency at some SASCO Duty Free stores and SASCO Shops at the international terminal. The service supports foreign customers paying with WeChat Pay electronic accounts installed on mobile phones to scan QR code codes and make payments quickly.

The advantage of QR codes is that the customer does not need to carry a wallet nor multiple cards and need not worry about their card information while making payments.

SASCO is the leader in airport services in Vietnam, with a network of duty-free shops, retail outlets, business class lounges, and food chains. “SASCO is always ahead of the trends, leveraging technology to optimize business models and bring convenience, good quality products, and competitive prices to customers,” said Mr. Nguyen Van Hung Cuong, Deputy General Director of SASCO.

VIMO e-wallet is the first payment intermediary in Vietnam to allow travelers to use WeChat Pay e-wallets paid for in VND at VIMO-accepting shops when traveling in Vietnam. It has nearly 500 stores accepting payments by WeChat Pay, including more than 50 stores of seven corporations at five international airports with direct flights to and from China.

General Director of VIMO, Mr. Do Cong Dien, believes that, in the time to come, it will expand its cooperation with even more units and shops, providing convenient payments for foreign visitors as well as boosting revenue.

Vietnam is one of the most attractive destinations in the region for Chinese tourists, with an estimated 3.5 million arrivals and turnover of nearly $3 billion in 2017. It is hoped that VIMO’s development cooperation with business units around the country will build a secure, convenient non-cash payment environment for international travelers in general and Chinese travelers in particular.

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