Hard to find someone who is connected with China and does not know what is WeChat
(in Chinese 微 信 weixin
WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent
. It was first released in 2011, and became one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps in 2018, with over 1 billion monthly active users. WeChat has been described as China's "app for everything" and a "super app" because of its wide range of functions.
As tech giant Tencent
's signature product, WeChat is a combination of WhatsApp, Facebook, PayPal and more, serving as a platform to host millions of mini-programs that cover not only instant messaging needs but also ride-hailing, medical appointments, payments, food delivery services, to name a few.
We highly recommend install Wechat if you are doing business with China, manufacturing, product sourcing
, or even planning a trip to China.
It's easy to discuss and negotiate all details of wholesale orders, production timelines, prices with your suppliers or direct with factory boss. You can easy create group chats with a manager, designer, engineer, your shipping agent or warehouse to be in touch during manufacturing or sourcing processes.
Make fast payments for samples or for quality inspection. Get photos/video reports, quality control reports, or container loading process. "I can't imagine my life and business in China without WeChat anymore. We use it everywhere."
- Sergey, Union Delta.
No more plastic cards for payments - with a healthy bank balance and a smartphone equipped with WeChat, there is almost no reason to carry cash in China any longer, and paying through WeChat usually attracts no additional fee! Pay in-store payments, restaurants, train/air tickets, street-markets, pay rent and utility bills, even beggars or homeless prefer to get money by WeChat QR-code.