People stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on August 2. Shoppers in the Asia-Pacific increasingly rely on local payment platforms like QR codes and apps. Photo: Sam Tsang
People stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on August 2. Shoppers in the Asia-Pacific increasingly rely on local payment platforms like QR codes and apps. Photo: Sam Tsang
Kelvin Phua
Opinion

Opinion

Kelvin Phua

The next shopping revolution: how we pay increasingly decides whether we buy at all

  • The rise of local payment platforms, especially mobile apps, is driving increasingly reflexive, spontaneous buying behaviour. Merchants serving a global clientele must tap these systems if they are to thrive

People stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on August 2. Shoppers in the Asia-Pacific increasingly rely on local payment platforms like QR codes and apps. Photo: Sam Tsang
People stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong on August 2. Shoppers in the Asia-Pacific increasingly rely on local payment platforms like QR codes and apps. Photo: Sam Tsang
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