Alibaba’s facial recognition payment system expands to China’s lower-tier cities

Source: technode, Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Facial recognition payment systems can now be found inside the supermarkets of lower-tier cities in China. As spotted by Securities Daily, customers can now use Alipay’s “Smile to Pay” system when purchasing groceries at supermarkets in Xinzheng, a fifth-tier city located south of Henan Province’s capital Zhengzhou. According to a supermarket employee, the payment system was launched a month ago.