WeChat and Alipay have become two of the most valuable tools for reaching Chinese travelers. With an active userbase of 600 million - there's no doubting the place Alipay has in the lives of China's consumers. Alipay is the king of the castle in mobile payments - holding a majority market share in China's surging mobile payments space.
Eager to lower the barriers for China's population to spend abroad, Alipay has initiated a dedicated section of its app to exploring and finding merchants, no matter where you are in the world. Alipay 'Discover' is used for daily life and travel. All merchants who accept Alipay are automatically given a basic listing in Discover.
For those looking to maximise their real estate on the Discover platform, Smartpay can help. Merchants simply need to provide their business's photos, key products and contact information and Smartpay will make your listing more enticing - they will even translate your listing into Chinese for free. On top of that, a few taps on the app can set-up up a coupon or discount for Alipay users, landing your store on the front page and calling to those deal-loving tourists who have just arrived or making a spontaneous decision on what to do, buy and eat, driving both traffic and spend in your physical store.
Smartpay Holdings Ltd. published this content on 14 June 2018 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 13 June 2018 23:57:02 UTC