WeChat National Day 2017 Travel Data Report

Matthew Brennan Infographics, Reports

As has become the tradition after major public holidays in China, WeChat team released a data report detailing some statistics regarding the travel and spending habits of Chinese tourists. Below is the full report with some of my annotations on what I felt were the more interesting points. If you wish to receive a PDF version of this report then …

2017 WeChat User Report

2017 WeChat User Report Is Out!

Matthew Brennan Reports, Uncategorized

This year’s annual WeChat report from Tencent research division Penguin Intelligence was released just hours ago. Below are the key findings. Highlights include: The average number of WeChat contacts has increased significantly over the past year. Large increases in the amounts of money running through WeChat pay from last year. The average age of a WeChat user has shifted significantly …

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WeChat’s Plan For Chinese New Year?

Matthew Brennan Standard

Remember last Chinese New Year on WeChat? When this happened… Above: Blurry moments photos took over WeChat during Spring Festival 2016 (previous article here) And at the same time this happened… To put that into context, there are only 7 billion humans on the planet. (read our previous article here) So what’s WeChat’s plan this year? We are 46 days …

WeChat Real Name Verification: How to Verify WeChat

Matthew Brennan WeChat Tips

Verify Wechat: New rules for online payments in China come into force in 2 days (July 1st 2016). China Central Bank now requires ‘third party payment providers’ (e.g. WeChat and Alipay) to implement real name verification systems for payment services. The legislation has caused much confusion and debate online. Read on to find out: How do these new rules affect …

How to Take WeChat Payments as a Small Business

Matthew Brennan Case Studies

It’s no exaggeration to say that in 2015 mobile payments are taking over the Middle Kingdom! China is one of the first countries in the world where mobile payments have truely gained traction across society and are rapidly being accepted as the norm. Today, we’ll give you all the details on how to take WeChat Payments as a small business, …