Cobblers on Theatre Lane, Central in 2009. Some today are trying out new modes of payment. Photo: David Wong
Cobblers on Theatre Lane, Central in 2009. Some today are trying out new modes of payment. Photo: David Wong

QR code wars: Hong Kong’s Octopus targets shoe shiners with e-payment system

Competition from mainland giants like Alipay and WeChat Pay means city’s pioneer in electronic transactions has to keep up with mobile scanning method

Cobblers on Theatre Lane, Central in 2009. Some today are trying out new modes of payment. Photo: David Wong
Cobblers on Theatre Lane, Central in 2009. Some today are trying out new modes of payment. Photo: David Wong
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