To solve this problem, it takes a village. Whether it's the Chase Pay Village pop-up in New York or the Olympic Village in other parts of the world, these self-contained communities have the ability to mandate a specific payment type is accepted. But it's still up to consumers to decide whether to open up their wallets (digital or otherwise).
Chase takes Manhattan
The 20 participating merchants accept Chase Pay at their pop-up shops, with some offering freebies and discounts to Chase Pay users (they also accept standard payment cards). Chase has its own kiosk in the middle of what it calls the Chase Pay Village, offering advice (and a free tote bag) to new Chase Pay users.
The shops also serve as a showcase of the technology Chase has invested in over the years. The QR code readers are the same ones LevelUp provides to its merchants; LevelUp received a $10 million investment from Chase in late 2016. Chase Pay itself is built upon ChaseNet, a closed-loop network that stems from a 2013 collaboration with Visa.