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Alipay is Available in Canada! Up to 5,000 Canadian merchants have adopted Alipay to help capture the rapidly increasing market segment.

Has a customer ever asked if you accept Alipay?

It would be frustrating to see customers leave without sales because Chinese mobile payment methods are not accepted at your business. The world’s largest fintech firm is valued at $150 billion with over 100 million daily transactions – Alipay is a go-to Chinese e-payment plus lifestyle super-app. This might sound far away to North American businesses, but in fact those international travelers, oversea students and Chinese immigrants can be your potential customers and this huge number of users can greatly expand your business if you adopt this preferred payment platform.

Alipay officially launched in Canada in 2017, and had more than 5,000 active merchants by 2018. Their merchants include the largest Asian grocery chain, T&T Supermarket.

Accepting Payment becomes safe and easy.

To help merchants expand to the Chinese market segments, AlphaPay offers a complete online and instore payment solution with customized system integration from e-shop, retailer, restaurant, supermarket, hotels, education, to airline industries and more. As a merchant, accepting QR code payment is safe and cost-effective. Firstly, it saves merchants up to 40% processing rate compared to credit cards. Merchants have no risk of chargebacks within the AliPay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay’s encrypted payment platforms.

Secondly, setting up this borderless payment solution is effortless and pain-free. The simplest setup just needs a smartphone with internet or data connectivity. Your business gets paid in Canadian currency while your customers simply pay in RMB digitally. AlphaPay can also integrate with a merchant’s existing checkout system. Whether it is for a website, mobile platform, or POS system, AlphaPay provides seamless and user-friendly inclusion-mobile payment technology to facilitate the payment process to your customers and grow your Asian consumer demographic.

91% of Chinese Tourists Likely to Spend More If Merchants Accepted Chinese Mobile Payments

According to Destination Canada, Canada welcomed a record 737,000 Chinese tourists in 2018, which is double the amount of 2013. This is expected to rise to over 1 million by 2020, and to 3 million by 2025. Chinese tourists are the world’s largest shopping spenders. Chinese Tourism spending rose 8% year-on-year to $277 billion according to a report from the UN World Tourism Organization. Is your business prepared for the Chinese shoppers?

Here are 2 important tips for retailers to become a preferred shopping destination for Chinese tourists.



Accept Popular Chinese Payments


China is marching to become a cashless country. In 2017, more than three-quarters of Chinese were using digital wallets over cash, and this number is still growing rapidly. Chinese people buy things from street foods, daily groceries to even luxury cars with Chinese digital wallet payment acceptance solutions; WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay, the three biggest digital payment platforms in China. According to “Outbound Chinese Tourism and Consumption Trend: 2017 Survey”, 90% Chinese tourists would use mobile payment overseas given the option. A recent Nielsen report also revealed that 91% of Chinese tourists travelling abroad would likely spend more if merchants accepted Chinese mobile payment methods.

The first step for retailers to attract and capture the Chinese tourists is to start accepting Chinese mobile payment methods.

Talk with us to see how AlphaPay can help to easily integrate mobile payments to your business.



Be Visible for the Chinese


Once you have your payment gateway established, you must introduce your business to Chinese shoppers. But how?

Alipay and WeChat are more than just transaction tools, their amazing marketing platforms help merchants to connect with potential Chinese customers. For example, Alipay Discovery is a function designed to help Chinese tourists connect and interact with overseas merchants. Their traffic-generation marketing helps users to discover your business through recommendations. Their geo-targeted marketing helps users to discover retailers around them that accept Alipay and bring users through your door. With personalized promotion campaigns and discount coupon offerings, merchants have many tools to drive new sales.

Like Facebook, WeChat Moments is a social platform where brands can create an official page to push updates and promotional offerings to users’ news feed. One of the coolest features of WeChat is that they allow merchants to develop and launch a mini program where customers can simply tap and make purchases. The entire process, from awareness to purchasing happens in the WeChat app.

As an authorized partner of Alipay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay in Canada, AlphaPay is a trusted provider of services to help retailers create targeted brand awareness through social media and digital marketing campaigns on these payment platforms.

AlphaPay, ACCEO Logivision to Increase Mobile Payment Technology for Retailers.

The new partnership will enable UnionPay, Alipay, and WeChat Pay for more than 6,500 store locations across Canada and U.S.

Vancouver, Canada (July 7, 2020) – AlphaPay, a North American leader in borderless payment technology, and ACCEO Logivision, a high-speed retail point-of-sale software provider, have announced a partnership to enable integration of UnionPay, Alipay, and WeChat Pay across ACCEO’s extensive reseller network.

This new collaboration will introduce the mobile wallet processing technology — with QR Code payment — at the point-of-sale and e-commerce to North American retailers of all sizes through one streamlined platform powered by AlphaPay.

This initiative will expand service to over 6,500 store locations and more than 20,000 point-of-sale terminals in North America, and incorporate a safer and more convenient method of linking the retail industry to Chinese customers. In 2019, B.C.-based AlphaPay announced the launch of national integration of its mobile payment technology into T&T Supermarket, Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain, enabling 27 locations to better serve the growing Asian consumer demographic with the most convenient payment method.

“Our partnership with AlphaPay will empower customer loyalty, speed, and convenience for many of our users,” said Justine Terlon Bohonis, VP of ACCEO Logivision. “AlphaPay enables our retailers to offer Chinese payments to their customers as easily as traditional credit and debit transactions.”

AlphaPay’s foothold in the advanced payment industry is strengthened by collaborating with POS system solution experts, including King Corp — one of ACCEO’s resellers based in B.C. — which facilitates the inclusion-mobile payment technology to retailers, including T&T Supermarket.

“King Corp had the opportunity to work closely with AlphaPay to integrate a WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay solution with a national Asian Supermarket,” said Tim Shein, President of King Corp. “The perceived demand is far greater than we had first anticipated.”

 

About AlphaPay

AlphaPay is Canada’s leading borderless POS & mobile payment and digital marketing service provider. As a Fintech company, AlphaPay is an authorized acquirer of Alipay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay, and is dedicated to providing a safe and convenient borderless payment platform for Chinese consumers and Canadian companies. www.alphapay.com

About ACCEO Solutions Inc.

ACCEO Solution Inc. is a division of Harris Computer Corporation and its parent company, Constellation Software (TSX:CSU), which serves more than 125,000 customers in over 100 countries relying on its innovative public and private sector software solutions. www.acceo.com

Founded in 1994 and located in Beloeil, Quebec, ACCEO Logivision offers point-of-sale software solutions to high-speed retailers. www.logivision.com

About King Corp

King Business Services Corp. (King Corp) has been providing reputable payment solutions to businesses in Western Canada since 1969. King Corp services grocery stores, supermarkets, retail, garden centers, farm markets, liquor stores, quick service cafeterias, pubs, and restaurants with Point-Of-Sale and IT needs. www.kingcorp.ca

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AlphaPay Donates to Wuhan Through Vancouver Young Elite Association

Vancouver, Canada – (Feb 20, 2020)–AlphaPay donated to Wuhan throughVancouver Young Elite Association to purchase medical materials.

The virus makes many unfortunate people suffer from the menace of illness and confront the fear of death. To hearten the people of Wuhan and make a contribution to the fight against the virus, many Chinese Canadian companies showed our strongest support. Constant warm actions and kind words from the people in Canadian society showed us to believe that there are no dilemmas that can not be broken through by a large and cohesive country with a population of 1.4 billion.

A total of over $40,000 through this event, and this money will be used to purchase medical materials from overseas and will be scheduled by air to the hospitals in Hubei province.

Our Partners:

Alibaba created a $144 million fund to buy medical supplies for Wuhan and Hubei province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, and it’s offering AI computing power to research organizations searching for a vaccine or treatments.

Tencent, another Chinese giant, founded a $42.7 million fund for medical supplies for Wuhan.

ABOUT AlphaPay

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology space in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between North American businesses and 1.1 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology. For more information: www.alphapay.com

ABOUT Alipay

Launched in 2004, Alipay currently has over 450 million active users. Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, make appointments with doctors, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app. In addition to online payments, Alipay is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and outside of China. Over 2,000,000 brick-and-mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. As of October 2016, Alipay is supported in 70 overseas markets, with in-store payments covering more than 100,000 retail stores, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 24 countries and regions. Alipay works with over 40 overseas financial institutions and payment solution providers to enable cross-border payments for Chinese travelling overseas and overseas customers who purchase products from Chinese e-commerce sites. Alipay supports the settlement of 18 currencies. For more information: https://intl.alipay.com/

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From Great to Excellent! AlphaPay Received The Honor of The “Best Business Development Award” from Alipay

Vancouver, Canada – (Jan, 2020)–  AlphaPay’s foothold in the advanced payment industry with forward-thinking affirmation and honored recognition by our partners. AlphaPay enhances its strong strength in the cross-border payment field and solidates the foundation for further in-depth cooperation with Alipay.
While Alipay has grown rapidly in its recent years of Canadian operations, the Chinese mobile payment giant works with AlphaPay and this collaboration involves the focus of spending patterns of tourists, students and other consumers from China, rather than potential local consumers. During this annual award event, Alipay shared its successful business strategy and potential business opportunities in North America. AlphaPay is inspired by the discussion with Alipay and structured future market strategies to connect local businesses to the world market with endless possibilities.
Through the continued partnership with Alipay, winning the “Best Business Development” award summarized AlphaPay’s accomplishment for the past years. In the future, Alpha Pay will continue to adhere to the principles of “empower the partnership to benefit all sizes of businesses” with Alipay, and provide customized payment solutions for local merchants to expand their business outreach by integrating Chinese mobile payment technology.
Over the past few years, mobile payment technology is rapidly growing and getting popularized in North America. The overseas journey has just begun from “0 to 1” followed by the unlimited capabilities moving forward. AlphaPay believes that this year the Chinese mobile payment technology will begin to take off. Exploring the infinite possibilities beyond payment, it is the starting point of the transformation from “1-infinity”.
The mobile payment is gradually going global and becoming a payment trend according to people’s living habits. Mobile payment is everywhere in our daily lives from grocery shopping to international traveling. As one of the world’s largest payment platforms, Ant Financial’s Alipay—a breakthrough in traditional payment method with cash or card, and brought people into a e-wallet era.
Cross-border payment is one of the unique features of Alipay in overseas markets. Alipay partnered with local fintech companies such as AlphaPay. Integrating mobile payment technology into tens of thousands of merchants to service to Chinese tourists, Chinese overseas Chinese and overseas students in Canada with their preferred payment method. The real-time exchange rate and local currency settlement is more favorable than any other payment to settlement process.
In the future, AlphaPay will work with Alipay to provide a cross-border payment with full service experience for merchants in Canada. We will create an extraordinary ecosystem with payment and marketing solutions to initiate more local market activities on marketing platforms with full services in North America. AlphaPay and Alipay will always be working together to develop and improve cross border payment technology to bring the world unlimited possibilities for the future.

ABOUT Alipay

Launched in 2004, Alipay currently has over 450 million active users. Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, make appointments with doctors, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app. In addition to online payments, Alipay is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and outside of China. Over 2,000,000 brick-and-mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. As of October 2016, Alipay is supported in 70 overseas markets, with in-store payments covering more than 100,000 retail stores, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 24 countries and regions. Alipay works with over 40 overseas financial institutions and payment solution providers to enable cross-border payments for Chinese traveling overseas and overseas customers who purchase products from Chinese e-commerce sites. Alipay supports the settlement of 18 currencies.

ABOUT AlphaPay

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology space in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between North American businesses and 1.1 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology. For more information: www.alphapay.com

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Vancouver Science World Accept Alipay and WeChat Pay to Bring The Future to Science

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Vancouver, Canada – (Dec 21th, 2019)  AlphaPay, a major influencer in the borderless payment technology company, announced that it has launched a partnership with Telus World of Science (“Science World”) to add world’s leading mobile payments technology Alipay and WeChat Pay to Science World powered by AlphaPay. This new payment technology enabled mobile payment users to pay by scanning its QR code on Alipay or WeChat Pay at Science World. 

For the past generation, Science World British Columbia has been widely respected throughout BC and across Canada as a vibrant centre for informal learning. Built for the 1986 World’s Fair, Science World is the modern-looking landmark building at the east end of False Creek that looks like it has a giant mirrored ball on top. Inside that ball is the OMNIMAX Theatre where visitors can see terrific films on the world’s largest domed movie screen. Science World is full of entertaining and scientific displays and activities. It’s highly recommended for young children (preschool and elementary aged), but also for people of all ages (and especially those accompanying young children). Higher volume of visitors travelling from overseas drives in the demand of Chinese mobile payment acceptance for Science World because of its popularity among Chinese families. 

It’s a shared mission for AlphaPay, Alipay and WeChat Pay to help hundreds of millions of Chinese families with preferable payment method when travelling overseas with their children. AlphaPay is proud to assist in the process of offering Science World the payment method with which they are most comfortable. Chinese visitors are expected to be up 40% in 2020 compared with 2019. A recent Nielsen report also revealed that 91% of Chinese tourists travelling abroad would likely spend more if merchants accepted Chinese mobile payment channels.

The partnership also sees Science World automatically enrolled in Alipay’s merchant listings, which instantly increases awareness of its location to visitors by pushing notifications on their phones where they can see as activities and exhibitions, business hours, get directions and even purchase coupons to Science World. AlphaPay is excited to be working with Science World to bring future to science. This partnership will enhance Science World appeal to Chinese mobile users by providing them with familiar payment experience they enjoy at home and by completing transactions in Chinese Yuan. 

ABOUT Science World

Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEAM literacy (science, technology, engineering, art and design, math). Their mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Their vision is that within a generation, Canada will be a country of thriving, sustainable communities rooted in science, innovation and a deep connection to nature. 

ABOUT AlphaPay 

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology space in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between North American businesses and 1.1 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology. For more information: www.alphapay.com

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China Eastern Airlines Expands Acceptance of Alipay and WeChat Pay Powered by AlphaPay at Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, Canada – (Oct 2019)–AlphaPay and China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (China Eastern Airlines) established a partnership to bring Chinese mobile payment Alipay and WeChat Pay as payment choices, and are now available when booking or making transactions. China Eastern Airline now offers these secure payment options in North America for Chinese mobile payment users.

With increasing numbers of customers purchasing tickets in Canada and looking to use these alternate forms of payment, China Eastern Airlines is very pleased to expand AliPay and WeChat Pay options to bookings in Canada.

Enabling Chinese mobile payment by AlphaPay is an important element of retailers global expansion strategy as they are willing to increase their focus on providing services or products to international customers with their preferred method of payment when purchasing outside China.

AlphaPay provides Alipay and WeChat Pay channels to make it easy for the airline to expand, adding new payment methods as needed without requiring individual contracts, or additional development work. China Eastern Airlines customers are able to transact locally and fly to worldwide.

When enable Chinese mobile payment gateway provided AlphaPay, mobile payment users can simply tap their mobile devices on AlphaPay’s merchants’ end. Merchants can offer their customers the convenience of faster transaction times and increased limits for signature-less transactions. AlphaPay is particularly useful within several merchant categories where speed and convenience are essential, such as quick-service from F&B, hotels, retail, e-commerce, education, supermarkets, car rental, travel and logistics .

ABOUT China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited has its headquarter located in Shanghai. As one of the three major airlines in mainland China, it flies a fleet of more than 430 long-haul and short-haul aircraft with an average age of less than seven years, China Eastern serves nearly 80 million travelers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. As an official member of SkyTeam, China Eastern has extended its flight network from Shanghai to 1000 cities in 187 countries via close cooperation with SkyTeam member airlines. Members of Eastern Miles can participate the mileage accumulate and redeem program, enjoy member benefits and use any one of the 525 VIP lounges across the world within all 19 SkyTeam member airlines.

ABOUT AlphaPay

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology space in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between North American businesses and 1.1 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology. For more information: www.alphapay.com

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The Keg Steakhouse Enables Chinese Mobile Payment to Keep Its legacy Growing

Vancouver, Canada – (ALPHAPAY TO INSERT DATE)– To kick-off the new year of 2020, the Canadian-owned restaurant chain The Keg Steakhouse and Bar (“The Keg”) have enabled Chinese mobile payment—Alipay and WeChat Pay powered by AlphaPay in 14 locations across Canada.

As one of the top restaurant brands in Canada, The Keg is acknowledged as the number-one restaurant from the point-of-view of service and food. The Keg is well known for buying up historic properties, refurbishing them and turning them into restaurants, this restaurant chain became ironic and recognizable among residents and tourists from around the world.

The chain is working with AlphaPay, a forward-thinking Canadian Fintech company, specialized in cross border payment solutions to connect Chinese mobile payment users with Canadian business owners.  

This collaboration will allow customers to pay via Alipay and WeChat Pay to complete transactions on the mobile-based QR code payment platforms at The Keg. The new payment system simply implemented to the existing Eigen POS terminal which can integrate Alipay and WeChat Pay cross-border payment technology to their platform.

When customers dine at The Keg, the payment can be done either from customers by scanning The Keg’s POS terminal QR code signage or the server scans customers’ payment QR code on their mobile devices. The secured payment soon be done after inputting the pre-set password on customers end.

In particular, the cross-border payment technology is designed to convenient mobile payment users that are mainly Chinese and covered 93% of the mobile payment users among global Chinese community.

Since the tourism market from China has been growing significantly over the last decade in Canada, AlphaPay foresees the prospect of providing a borderless payment solution to help restaurant chain potentially reaching out to 1.1 billion overseas customers.

Moreover, AlphaPay’s payment solution is removing all processing issues that are typically associated with cross-border payment. For instance, more locations will follow as the restaurant chain claims to accept Ali Pay and WeChat Pay in Canada.

ABOUT The Keg

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar has been serving great steaks across Canada and the US for over 45 years. Quality has been a cornerstone of The Keg’s success since its first restaurant opened in Vancouver in 1971. The Keg’s focus has been, and continues to be, on providing exceptional service and quality food in a comfortable atmosphere for its guests.

ABOUT AlphaPay

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology space in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between North American businesses and 1.1 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology. For more information: www.alphapay.com

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T&T Supermarket Now Accepting Alipay and WeChat Pay

Oct. 04, 2019 (AlphaPay, RICHMOND, British Columbia) — AlphaPay, the leading cross-border payments solution provider, today announces the national integration of its mobile payment technology into T&T Supermarket (“T&T”), Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain. With this new technology, T&T now accepts transactions from mobile-based payment platforms used widely by Canada’s Chinese consumers – Alipay and WeChat Pay – at the point-of-sale through one streamlined platform powered by AlphaPay. This integration will enable T&T’s 27 locations across the country to better serve the growing Asian consumer demographic, and provide the most convenient payment method to their customers.

“We are thrilled to have the support of T&T, Canada’s largest Asian foods market chain, as they roll out our AlphaPay solution in retail locations across the country. The tourism market from China has been growing significantly over the last decade in Canada, something that’s been further accentuated today as we find ourselves in the midst of Golden Week – a semi-annual Chinese national holiday,” said Jason Gu & Albert Sun, Founders of AlphaPay. “We are excited at the potential impact and uptake of AlphaPay, and the prospect of providing a seamless technology that solves the inefficiencies and numerous other challenges posed by cross-border spending.”

AlphaPay’s integrated payment solution enables merchants and consumers to quickly and conveniently transact secure, encrypted payments. Consumers present the dynamic payment QR code of their Alipay or WeChat Pay mobile app at the time of purchase, which is then scanned by T&T via the POS scanner, instantly completing payment. Funds are debited directly from the customer’s Chinese bank account, removing all processing issues that are typically associated with cross-border payments, spending limitations and exchange rates.

“Our customers, both local and visiting, are looking for convenience and all the amenities of home when they visit a T&T Supermarket,” said Tina Lee, CEO T&T Supermarkets.  “This new technology provides a seamless checkout experience, and one that is familiar and easy for them, so they can worry less about their payments and focus more on their meals.”

The rise in overseas travel from China and spending by Chinese consumers – as high as $341 billion CAD in 2018 alone – emphasizes the impact of AlphaPay’s all-in-one payment solution on the Canadian market. WeChat alone has over 1.2 billion users globally, roughly 2 million of which reside in Canada.


About T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarkets is the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, operating stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. T&T Supermarkets was founded in Vancouver in 1993 and is now led by second generation successor and CEO, Tina Lee. T&T Supermarkets is headquartered in Richmond, BC, with offices in Toronto, ON.

About AlphaPay

AlphaPay is a major influencer in the borderless payment technology industry in Canada. As a forward-thinking FinTech company, AlphaPay has developed and distributed payment technology services to bridge the gap between Canadian businesses and 1.4 billion users of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay through borderless payment technology.

With a global network and revolutionary payment technology, we strive to deliver the most advanced equipment to AlphaPay’s merchants. Along with mobile payment solutions and in-house e-commerce and IT team, we have developed a full-service payment-marketing cycle and by providing analytical marketing solutions to enable them to reach a worldwide network of merchants and consumers. For more information, visit: www.alphapay.com.

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