– AlipayHK users can now use local apps to pay for subway rides in Shenzhen as they started optimizing regulations on travel between mainland China and Hong Kong on January 8.
– South Korea’s Kakao Pay and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet are among the Asian e-wallets that are widely accepted in mainland China ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Hangzhou, China, January 8, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alipay+, a global cross-border digital payment and marketing solutions provider, offers a cashless, mobile-friendly travel experience for Asian tourists visiting mainland China We strive to provide Increase merchants and enable more QR code connections.
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AlipayHK users can now pay for Shenzhen metro rides using the app the same way they do at home, as China begins to optimize its regulations on travel between mainland and Hong Kong. rice field. (Photo: Business Wire)
Starting January 8, AlipayHK users can use local apps to pay for subway fares in Shenzhen, improving the seamless travel experience for travelers visiting mainland Hong Kong. The service will be realized through Alipay+’s joint work with the city’s metro operators, following the integration of similar payment systems with Guangdong’s major city bus operators.
Ant Group Greater China International Business General Manager Venetia Lee said: Better development of the region. ”
The increased acceptance of AlipayHK comes as China begins to optimize its regulations on travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, lifting quarantine requirements that have been in place for almost three years.
“With the demand for travel between the mainland and Hong Kong still strong and cross-border activity beginning to normalize, we expect AlipayHK to be widely adopted in mainland China for the return of international travelers.” said Lee.
One of Hong Kong’s most popular e-wallets with Alipay+ solution, AlipayHK is widely used in mainland retailers, convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bubble tea shops, hotels and other mainland tourist attractions. Accepted. , the user can scan the same local his merchant’s QR code to make the payment or present the in-app QR code to scan the payment.
Cashless travel for users of Alipay+ mobile payment partners
Connections with merchants across China are not limited to AlipayHK. Last November, Alipay+ announced on the sidelines of the Singapore Fintech Festival that mobile payment partners such as his Kakao Pay in South Korea and his Touch ‘n Go eWallet in Malaysia would soon be accepted on the mainland. Asian Games.
After a pilot in Yiwu, Zhejiang, users of Kakao Pay and Touch ‘n Go eWallet will be able to seamlessly use their respective apps while traveling through Hangzhou and nearby cities, where the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held. You are expected to pay in In addition to other major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Alipay+ provides a unified global mobile payment and marketing solution that connects merchants to multiple e-wallets and payment methods. Consumers can conveniently use their preferred local payment methods while seamlessly transacting in different marketplaces and enjoy marketing offers from merchants through Alipay+.
Alipay+ global footprint
In the past year, the number of Alipay+ merchants has more than doubled from last year to over 2.5 million. This includes local and global digital entertainment providers, lifestyle services, e-commerce platforms and a broad range of bricks-and-mortar businesses across these. Major airports, shopping centers, duty-free shops, convenience stores, cafes, restaurants, tourist facilities.
Businesses in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian markets have adopted Alipay+ to connect over 15 digital payment methods in a single integration and strengthen relationships with over 1 billion consumers doing.
Alipay+ merchants include over 1,000 online platforms, over 10 major airports, over 90,000 convenience stores, over 360,000 restaurants, nearly 200,000 taxis, major hotel brands, department stores, duty-free shops, and tourism in Asia and Europe. facility is covered.
Alipay+ works with global partners to provide a unified global mobile payment and marketing solution that connects multiple e-wallets and payment methods from different countries and regions to merchants. Consumers can conveniently use their preferred local payment methods while seamlessly transacting in different marketplaces and enjoy marketing offers from merchants through Alipay+. Alipay+ is developed by Ant Group, owner and operator of Alipay, one of the world’s leading digital open platforms.
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