First Data, Alipay Partner to Bring Popular Chinese Mobile Payment Option to U.S.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced a new partnership with Alipay, one of the world’s leading online payment platforms, to bring the Alipay mobile payment solution to United States merchants. Beginning in November, Alipay will be available to Chinese consumers shopping at select retail locations in California and New York. Participating retailers at those locations will use First Data’s Clover Mini point-of-sale solution to accept Alipay.
“There are more than 450 million loyal Alipay users in China and roughly two million of those users visit the United States each year”
“There are more than 450 million loyal Alipay users in China and roughly two million of those users visit the United States each year,” said Frank Bisignano, First Data Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “First Data is honored to partner with Alipay to make this popular payment option available to Chinese consumers traveling in the U.S. This is another example of First Data leadership, helping our clients grow their businesses while helping consumers facilitate safe and secure payments anywhere in the world.”
First Data is the largest merchant acquirer in the United States, serving more than four million merchant locations. The U.S. is a popular destination for Chinese tourists and those visitors are...