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The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

Dec. 10, 2019

In July 2013, Finnish company Uniqul launched and piloted the world's first facial recognition-based payment system.

 

Uniqul tried to use face payment to solve the risk and dispute about using mobile payment in the gas station and improve payment convenience. In addition, Uniqul also envisions the future form of face payment in supermarkets, clothing stores, airports, and other scenarios.

 

The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

 

In 2015, Jack Ma first showed face payment in Germany Hanover IT expo (CeBIT), which shook the world. However, it is hard to face payment to get out of the Demo stage as there were no large-scale commercial cases at that time.

 

The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

Jack Ma first showed face payment in Germany

 

On September 1, 2017, KFC’s KPRO restaurant introduced a non-removable self-service ordering kiosk equipped with Alipay face payment function. This is the first commercial trial of face payment around the world.


The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

KFC restaurant introduced ordering kiosks equipped with Alipay face payment function.


In December 2017, WeChat pay launched Jack & Jones's face smart fashion store in partnership with Bestseller Fashion Group.


The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

 WeChat Pay launched Jack & Jones's face smart fashion store.


On Aug.15, 2018, Alipay announced the official commercialization of face payment during Ant Financial Open Day in China. At the same time, Alipay promised that it will popularize the solution of self-checkout + face payment to all kinds of business scenarios in the coming year.

 

In November 2018, Alibaba Future Hotel, the first hotel in the world to support face check-in was officially opened.


 The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

Alibaba Future Hotel


On December 13, 2018, Alipay cooperated with Telpo to create a new face payment product -- "Dragonfly", which reduced 80% face payment access cost and was well received by merchants.


The Past and Present of Face-based Payment

Alipay cooperated with Telpo to create a new face payment product -- "Dragonfly"

 

In 2019, Telpo collaborated with Burger King to build a face payment self-service order kiosk to improve order efficiency in stores, reducing labor costs and increase profits by more than three times.


 The Past and Present of Face-based Payment


At present, Telpo has launched face payment POS, face payment self-service kiosk, face payment cash register, face payment bus validator, face access control, face attendance, and other scenes. In the future, Telpo will develop more face products and create more face application scenarios to facilitate people's daily life.

 

Tag: face payment, History, Alipay, Uniqul, Telpo, Burger King, Wechat pay, Alibaba, smart terminal provider


Brief Introduction: Telpo is a professional smart payment partner who focuses on the ODM service 20 years. It mainly provides the EFT-POS, cash registers, biometric devices, face recognition machines, self-service kiosks, and bus validators. Telpo has served for more than 1000 customers abroad, including government, banks, Telecom operators, police stations, Retail shops, and offices. Telpo adheres to R&D and innovation, aiming to provide more intelligent hardware for global partners.


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