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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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AlphaPay’s New Collaboration with Herschel Supply Co. for Its Growth Among Chinese Mobile Payment Users

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.

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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West Edmonton Mall Established Partnership with AlphaPay to accept WeChat Pay and Alipay

(The First LV Store in Edmonton)

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.

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.

Media Contact

AlphaPay

media@alphapay.com

1-855-937-7888