Vancouver, Canada – (Sep, 2018)–Herschel Supply Co. (“Herschel”), a design-driven global lifestyle brand. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Herschel is known for transforming the classic backpack and offering other timeless accessory products. AlphaPay, the Vancouver based FinTech company, dedicated to bridging the gap between Canadian merchants and Chinese customers. This collaboration, by enabling advanced payment technology in Herschel’s stores in the Lower Mainland, allows customers to pay with Alipay and WeChat pay on their mobile devices.
Herschel is originally known for its contemporary renditions of classic backpack silhouettes, Herschel’s range has since enlarged now. There is luggage, a versatile selection of totes, duffels, messengers, apparel, and seemingly endless pipeline of things to come through its dedication to quality and adventure. As a street fashion brand, Herschel is expanding, and continues to rack up partnerships with valuable global brands: Disney, Starbucks, Coca Cola and Stussy has shown the versatility of the products, customers from all over the world collect its collaborative products with the Herschel stamp giving it authenticity and long-term loyalty.
With the partnership with AlphaPay, the mobile payment acceptance enables in multiple Herschel locations, Chinese mobile users can easily pay with their home currency on their mobile devices, and able to purchase Herschel’s variety products for whatever reasons they need.
Additional benefits deliver to AlphaPay’s merchants will be providing marketing channels for branding on Alipay’s Discovery platform, the lifestyle platform with a large user base. In the Alipay Discovery platform, Alipay users can also see as activities and exhibitions, business hours, get directions and even purchase coupons to Herschel. It instantly shows the results such as: grow the Company, increase brand awareness and extend its global footprint as it transforms into a culturally relevant lifestyle brand.
The partnership with AlphaPay will help Herschel build up an image as a global iconic brand that transcends cultures, ages, genders, and demographics, and expand to reach out to Chinese customers with timeless products that are part of global culture and synonymous with travel, experience and discovery.
AlphaPay is excited to conduct Canadian Merchants with Chinese mobile users, and will help all merchants achieve continued success with the knowledge of payment and marketing solutions for Chinese market.
ABOUT Herschel Supply Co.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Herschel Supply is a design-driven global lifestyle brand that produces timeless products with utility design. Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply adopted the name of a small town where three generations of their family were raised.
Originally known for their contemporary renditions of classic backpack silhouettes, Herschel’s range has since expanded to include luggage, headwear, accessories, apparel, and more. Today, Herschel products are sold in over 90 countries with over 10,000 stockists worldwide and the support of over 200 employees across offices in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
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
Vancouver, Canada (July, 2018) WeChat Pay and Alipay are mobile-based payment platforms that are widely used by the Chinese populace. West Edmonton Mall has teamed up with AlphaPay, an Alipay and WeChat pay service provider, to allow consumers to purchase admission to parks, pay for their stay at Fantasyland Hotel, or purchase WEM gift cards at Guest Services which can be used to make purchases within the Mall.
Several merchants in West Edmonton Mall have also begun using Alipay and WeChat pay at their point-of-sale. All retailers should consider it — Alipay has a “discover” function which allows travellers to locate merchants in the Mall that accept this form of payment. This solution also enables merchants to reduce friction in the check-out process, offer seamless payment experiences anywhere in the store, and engage consumers in new and innovative ways. The “Outbound Chinese Tourism and Consumption Trend: 2017 Survey” found that Chinese tourists use mobile payment overseas far more frequently than their non-Chinese counterparts, and over 90% Chinese tourists would use mobile payment overseas given the option.
Chinese tourists are big spenders, and good for business. The number of Chinese citizens traveling overseas has been steadily increasing year by year. According to statistics from the China National Tourism Administration, Chinese tourists travelled overseas on 131 million occasions in 2017, an increase of 7% from the previous year. Statistics from the International Tourism Association shows that the overseas spending by Chinese tourists last year was as high as $341 billion (CAD) in 2016, increasing 4.5% over the same period (year-on-year) and was ranked first among all tourists worldwide. With this growing trend, West Edmonton Mall believes that offering Chinese specific mobile payment options will deliver a superior customer experience for the changing behavior of today’s Chinese consumers.
As well, we’re told that several luxury retailers are expected to be moving into West Edmonton Mall in 2019, stay tuned for some big announcements.
ABOUT West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall has seen an increase in foot traffic with the addition of new retailers at a wide range of price points, and landlord Triple Five continues to target new brands and concepts to draw customers from the Edmonton market and beyond. The mall’s leasing team has been reaching out to international brands in an attempt to have them open in the centre, including some names currently not in the Canadian market. Already, the ‘main run’ in the shopping centre is said to see annual sales per square foot exceeding $1,200, and brands are taking notice. Japanese retailer Uniqlo recently opened at West Edmonton Mall to long lineups, and the centre is in discussions with various brokers and retail concepts to open in the centre which includes an assortment of retailers as well as restaurants and bars, entertainment centres and other attractions.
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.