Methys was lucky enough to be one of the guests at the WeChat Wallet launch on Thursday, 26 November 2015. Greeted with the celebrity green carpet and tons of flashing cameras, one was immediately graced with the feeling that something special was going to be launched.
With an event aimed at having fun as well as educating its guest on WeChat Wallet. WeChat gave all guests a R1000 to kick-off the night. This was used to buy food, refreshments, sponsor DJ’s Fresh and Euphonik playlists and finally at the end of the night test the cash out feature. Providing all guests with a view on the possibilities of the WeChat Wallet and a great first time experience.
WeChat Wallet launches
The WeChat Wallet is another step forward in complementing the WeChat ecosystem, which aims to be more than just a messaging platform. Entering into the crowded market of mobile wallet/payments, the WeChat Wallet allows you to load money, transfer money to friends and family and cash out at Standard Bank ATM’s or participating retailers. With integration into SnapScan, WeChat adds to its QR scanning capabilities, which can also be used for promotional discounts. Finally if that was not enough, you can buy airtime / data and electricity with your wallet.
The future looks green with WeChat
With more and more brands moving to have apps on the WeChat platform, the Wallet will now offer the option to introduce ecommerce to the platform and form a fully integrated ecosystem.
As a WeChat development partner, Methys is excited to be working with WeChat and looks forward to developing many more apps.