Digital Payment Platform Alipay Now Accepted At Retailers Across Canada

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Digital Payment Platform Alipay Now Accepted At Retailers Across Canada

Alipay Partnership With Motion Pay Opens The Door To Canadian Retail

Third-party mobile and online payment platform Alipay has announced that its partnership with Ottawa-based Motion Pay, which permits retailers to process Chinese payments, has helped them to achieve significant milestones.

Due to the partnership, Alipay is now accepted in major cities in Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Banff, Montreal, and Vancouver, and spanning several categories including retail, hospitality, restaurants, and luxury. Over 520 million active users in China will be able to use their Alipay Mobile Wallet at POS with Motion Pay merchants, both online and in-store.

“Chinese consumers are a rapidly-increasing segment for Canadian merchants,” said Eric Paquet, president of Motion Pay. “We continue to drive Alipay’s Canadian market adoption in every major Canadian city from Halifax to Vancouver. Many Canadian merchants can already attest to it helping their business expand Chinese commercial, tourism and trade opportunities.”

Debuted in 2004, Alipay has grown from a digital wallet to enabling users to hail a taxi, book a hotel, purchase movie tickets, and pay utility bills. Last month, Cadillac Fairview enabled AliPay and WeChat Pay in its malls.

“We are thrilled with the success of our partnership with Motion Pay to date, which has played an instrumental role in our growth across Canada this past year,” said Souheil Badran, president of Alipay in the Americas. “As our first Canadian partner, Motion Pay has helped us to reach critical mass in acceptance points across Canada. We look forward to continuing our relationship and enabling even more Canadian brands and retailers to connect with the growing number of Chinese consumers seeking items they can’t find at home, and simplifying payments by offering Alipay’s familiar method.”

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