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Motion Pay brings Alipay acceptance to Canadian merchants

“Alipay has announced that its partnership with Motion Pay Technology Inc. has resulted in a significant number of merchants across Canada enabling Alipay acceptance at point-of-sale, according to a press release.  Through the partnership, Alipay is now accepted in all major Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Banff, among others, and across several categories […]
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Alipay Wants To Take The US, But Faces Customer Acceptance Hurdles

“For more than a decade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Alipay has dominated the mobile payments market in China. But with competitors like Tencent’s WeChat Pay entering and saturating the space, Alipay is on the lookout for a new market — and is looking west. Starting last year, Alipay worked with payment processor FirstData to integrate its offering across 4 million […]
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The Chinese Tourists Will Be WeChat Pay’s Focus For Next Three Years

“In an unsurprising move, Grace Yin, Director of WeChat Pay’s International Operations, confirmed in an interview that Tencent’s WeChat Pay would continue to focus almost exclusively on Chinese outbound tourists for the next three years. A move abroad would seem to be the logical next step for both Alipay and WeChat Pay, as both platforms have become wildly […]

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99 Ranch Market And CITCON Partner To Deliver Customer-centric Shopping Experience

“CITCON, the leading cross-border mobile payment company, announced that 99 Ranch Market, the largest Asian supermarket chain in the United States has successfully deployed the CITCON mobile payment and marketing solution, which allows it to accept China’s most preferred payment options Alipay and WeChat Pay, and leverage their marketing channels to better service Chinese customers.”
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First Data Enables Alipay Acceptance at 35,000 North American Merchants

“The expanded partnership follows a May 2017 announcement unveiling First Data’s plans to integrate Alipay at the point-of-sale across four million U.S. merchant locations. The ongoing rollout includes merchants using First Data’s Clover suite of solutions. Clover, a leading point of sale platform, serves the needs of merchants ranging from food trucks and small retailers to regional […]
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San Francisco’s Leading Tourist Destination Partners With Alipay To Deliver A Seamless Payment Experience For Chinese Travelers

“Alipay, China’s leading digital payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, and PIER 39, one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment, today announced a partnership to create a seamless payment experience for Chinese travelers. Through the partnership, more than 40 merchants and vendors located on PIER 39, including […]