Lotte Hi-Mart offers payment by scanning palm

By Kim Da-sol
  • Published : Jun 14, 2018 - 15:39
  • Updated : Jun 14, 2018 - 15:39

Lotte Hi-Mart, the electronics chain run by retail giant Lotte Group, said Thursday that it has launched the first so-called “Hand Pay” service in the industry.

A customer makes payment via Hand Pay, a biometric payment system that scans the pattern of veins in the palm, at Lotte Hi-Mart in Seoul on Thursday. Lotte Hi-Mart

Customers can make payment by scanning the palm of their hands, starting with Lotte Hi-Mart’s Daechi outlet in Gangnam, the company said. The pattern of veins in the palm is scanned with infrared light. 

All Lotte Card customers can register for the biometric payment system to pay for goods at the some 55 Lotte Hi-Mart stores across the country.

Lotte Hi-Mart said the payment method would help reduce the time spent handing over credit cards and signing off on purchases. 

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