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The WeChat 'WeLive' Shop May Only Be Accessed Through WeChat

 - Jan 23, 2018
References: thatsmags
The WeChat 'WeLive' shop is one of the newest unstaffed retail locations in China, introducing a new way for consumers to shop. The pop-up shop uses the WeChat app and QR codes to register new users.

Once inside, shoppers are able to browse by four clearly defined categories: clothes, food, living and transport. When it comes time to make a purchase, consumers are able to stand in a designated payment zone, where merchandise is automatically recognized. To pay, those in the store may simply finish a transaction by opening WeChat Pay before leaving the store.

While it is crucial for many unstaffed stores to be app-integrated, many consumers cannot be bothered to downloading a standalone application. However, WeChat has already established itself in China as a multi-purpose social media mobile app that is already used by the majority of people in the country.