Petron Malaysia has introduced a new cashless payment option for petrol, collaborating with WeChat Pay Malaysia. Starting today, customers will be able to use the digital wallet service to pay for petrol at nearly 200 Petron stations, and the service will gradually be rolled out nationwide.

The WeChat Pay function is located within the WeChat app, and users simply have to flash the app’s QR code to the terminal at the counter in order to make a payment. Petron says it is the first petrol station operator to introduce such a feature in Malaysia.

“This collanrtation with Petron will further encourage the growth of cashless payments in Malaysia,” said WeChat Pay Malaysia chief executive officer Jason Siew. “We will continue to strategically expand our collaboration for WeChat Pay to provide greater flexibility, access and choice for customers while enabling an easy and safe payment experience.”

Petron Malaysia’s head of retail business Choong Kum Choy added, “We are confident that customers will enjoy this new, safe, easy and convenient e-wallet shopping experience. Customers’ convenience has always been our priority and the partnership with WeChat Pay Malaysia allows us to offer secure and wider payment choices for our valued customers.”

The collaboration was made possible by payment solutions provider Revenue Monster, the first appointed merchant acquirer of WeChat Pay in Malaysia to facilitate WeChat Pay transactions.