A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Octopus offers sweeteners to entice small Hong Kong vendors to go cashless amid coronavirus surge

  • Octopus Cards offered to waive fees and provide free equipment in an effort to woo small merchants, who have traditionally favoured cash
  • The move comes hot on the heels of a similar offer by rival AlipayHK

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
A Octopus machine is seen in a wet market in Sham Shui Po. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
READ FULL ARTICLE