Sebanyak 90% minimarket di Jepang menerima kartu kredit UnionPay

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SHANGHAI, Tiongkok, 9 September 2016 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ —

Seiring dengan sudah bisanya semua gerai 7-11, Lawson, FamilyMart dan Circle
K Sunkus di Jepang menerima kartu UnionPay, pemegang kartu ini sekarang dapat
menggunakan kartu debet dan kredit UnionPay di lebih dari 2.000 minimarket
lokal MINISTOP. Ini berarti bahwa 90% jaringan minimarket di Jepang mendukung
pembayaran dengan kartu UnionPay.

Menurut statistik yang dirilis oleh Japan National Tourism Organization,
kian banyak wisatawan mengunjungi Jepang. Dalam tujuh bulan pertama tahun ini,
Jepang menerima kedatangan 11,1 juta wisatawan asing, yang menandai pertumbuhan
year-on-year sebesar 48%. Mayoritas wisatawan ini berasal dari Tiongkok
Daratan, dan Hong Kong, Korea Selatan serta negara-negara Asia Tenggara juga
merupakan negara asal wisatawan ke Jepang. Karena negara dan wilayah ini
menerbitkan kartu UnionPay dalah jumlah besar, banyak merchant di Jepang
mencoba menarik lebih banyak wisatawan dengan menerima kartu UnionPay.

Sejak akhir tahun lalu, UnionPay International telah memperluas
penerimaannya di tempat-tempat belanja sehari-hari di Jepang, dan telah
memungkinkan kelima convenience store utama menerima kartu UnionPay. Sekarang,
MINISTOP menerima kartu debet maupun kredit UnionPay, dan dibutuhkan PIN saat
membayar. 7-11, Lawson, FamilyMart dan Circle K Sunkus menerima kartu kredit
UnionPay melalui verifikasi tanpa PIN, yang merupakan praktik lokal. Apabila
membayar kurang dari 10.000 Yen dengan kartu kredit UnionPay, tidak dibutuhkan
PIN atau tanda tangan; dan apabila membayar lebih dari 10.000 Yen, pemegang
kartu hanya perlu membubuhkan tanda tangan. Guna menjamin keamanan menggunakan
kartu, UnionPay International, bekerjasama dengan penerbit dan perusahaan
pembeli, memberikan pemantauan risiko serta peringatan dan pengawasan transaksi
yang tak wajar, dan penerbit memberitahu pemegang kartu akan transaksi melalui
SMS.

Kartu UnionPay memberikan kenyamanan maksimal tidak hanya saat membayar tapi
juga menarik uang tunai di Jepang. Semua ATM di 7-11 dan Lawson, serta lebih
dari separuh ATM di FamilyMart, juga ATM Aeon Bank di MINISTOP menerima kartu
UnionPay untuk menarik uang tunai. Jaringan minimarket ini terdapat di seantero
Jepang.

Sistem layanan UnionPay meliputi online maupun offline di Japan. Sekira
500.000 merchant lokal dan lebih dari separuh ATM menerima kartu UnionPay, dan
laman web Rakuten Global Market mendukung UnionPay Online Payment. Dengan
memanfaatkan lingkungan penerimaan dan kapabilitas layanannya, UnionPay
International mempercepat lokalisasi bisnisnya dengan menerbitkan kartu kredit,
debet dan prabayar UnionPay di Jepang. Kartu-kartu ini seringkali digunakan di
dalam negeri dan seluruh dunia.

Untuk informasi selengkapnya: http://www.unionpayintl.com/

Sumber: UnionPay International


90% of chain convenience stores in Japan accept UnionPay credit cards

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 9, 2016 (Antara/Xinhua-AsiaNet) —

After all 7-11, Lawson, FamilyMart and Circle K Sunkus chain stores in Japan have accepted UnionPay cards, cardholders can now use UnionPay debit cards and credit cards at over 2,000 local MINISTOP convenience stores. This means that 90% of the chain convenience stores in Japan support payments with UnionPay cards.

According to the statistics released by Japan National Tourism Organization, more and more tourists are visiting Japan. In the first 7 months this year, Japan received 11.1 million foreign tourists, marking a 48% year-on-year growth. The majority of these tourists are from Mainland China, and Hong Kong, South Korea and Southeast Asia countries are also major tourist sources for Japan. Since these countries and regions have issued UnionPay cards in large scale, many merchants in Japan are trying to attract more tourists by accepting UnionPay cards.

Since the end of last year, UnionPay International has been expanding its acceptance footprint in Japan’s daily consumption places, and has enabled the five major convenience store chains to accept UnionPay cards. Now, MINISTOP accepts both UnionPay debit cards and credit cards, and PIN is required when paying. 7-11, Lawson, FamilyMart and Circle K Sunkus accept UnionPay credit cards through no-PIN verification, which is a local practice. When paying less than 10,000 Yen with UnionPay credit cards, no PIN or signature is required; and when paying more than 10,000 Yen, cardholders only need to sign. To ensure card-using security, UnionPay International, in cooperation with issuers and acquirers, provides risk monitoring and abnormal transaction warning and control, and issuers inform cardholders of transactions via short messages.

It is very convenient not only to pay but also to withdraw cash with UnionPay cards in Japan. All the ATMs in 7-11 and Lawson, and over half of the ATMs in FamilyMart, as well as Aeon Bank ATMs in MINISTOP accept UnionPay cards for cash withdrawal. These chain convenient stores can be found all across Japan.

UnionPay service system has covered both online and offline in Japan. About 500,000 local merchants and over half of the ATMs accept UnionPay cards, and Rakuten Global Market website supports UnionPay Online Payment. Taking advantage of its acceptance environment and service capability, UnionPay International is accelerating the localization of its business by issuing UnionPay credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards in Japan. These cards are frequently used locally and globally.

For more information: http://www.unionpayintl.com/

Source: UnionPay International