50% of Yilan Market Vendors Accept e-Payments 宜市傳統市場.夜市 5成店家加入行動支付

E-payment has been slowing making its way in traditional and night market, where vendors used to prefer cash as they didn't want to be taxed. The percentage of e-payment has gone up to 50 percent in Yilan since the epidemic started.


Since the epidemic began, more and more traditional and night market vendors in Yilan have begun accepting e-payments. Before then, many vendors chose to abstain for tax reasons.

Kuan Hsiao-ching, Director, Yilan City Market Management Office: “Both vendors and consumers still prefer using cash, so it's been difficult to promote (mobile payments).”

Of Yilan's 600-plus market vendors, 307 are now accepting mobile payments. However, just 20-30 percent of night market customers pay with apps. The rate is just 10 percent at traditional markets due to the higher average age of shoppers.

Senior Citizen: “I've never used it. I've never used (a mobile payment app). I'm old.”

Citizen: “Of course, if -- in general, vendors don't offer this kind of service.”

Seniors simply aren't used to using their phones to make payments. The Yilan Market Management Office plans to set up teaching stations around markets in the future for seniors to boost usage rates.  It also says mobile payments come with benefits including not needing to make change and decreasing the chances of counterfeit money being passed around.

 

 

 

掃一下就能繳費,這幾年傳統市場與夜市逐漸看到行動支付系統,但宜蘭市的傳統市場與夜市,過去疫情爆發前,攤商多數習慣使用現金交易,且部分營業額較少的攤商,因為擔心被政府課稅,不願加入行動支付系統。直到疫情爆發後,為減少接觸,攤商才逐漸願意接受行動支付系統。

宜蘭市場管理所長官曉菁表示:「因為攤商的使用習慣,還有消費者的消費習慣,還是比較習慣現金支付的方式,所以在推動上一直有一些困難。」

不過,宜蘭傳統市場與夜市共有600多家攤商,目前已經有307家使用行動支付系統,安裝率約5成,但消費者使用率偏低,夜市因逛的年輕人多,使用率約2到3成,傳統市場因消費者多為長者,不習慣使用手機,行動支付使用率只有1成。

有長者表示:「我都不曾去用過,不曾去用那些,我們是老人家啦。」

也有民眾表示:「當然如果說,我們大部分來講,店家沒有這一項服務。」

長者不行慣用手機,是行動支付系統推動不易的主因之一。宜蘭市場管理所未來將在市場附近設教學點,教長者使用,以提高使用率,並積極向攤商推廣,提升行定支付安裝率,並呼籲民眾,使用行動支付可以避免找零麻煩,還能減少收到偽鈔的機會,歡迎多加利用。

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