Citcon partners with Alipay+ to offer international e-Wallet payments
By Delisha Fernandes
Citcon, a payment service provider, has announced its strategic partnership with Alipay+, a cross-border mobile payment platform, to enable international e-wallet payments for retail merchants across the United States.
This partnership marks a significant step forward in expanding Citcon and Alipay+ services in the US market, offering international visitors a convenient and secure way to make payments with their home e-wallets.
Roseate Wagner, General Manager of North America, Ant Group, said, “Leveraging on our long-standing partnership with Citcon since we enabled payments for Alipay users from China, we are very happy to launch Alipay+ solutions to merchants in the US, making it easier and more efficient for them to connect with the vast majority of Asian consumers.”
With Citcon’s expertise in payment processing, Alipay+ will be seamlessly integrated into the payment options available to US merchants, empowering their capability to serve inbound travelers from many major Asian destinations.
International Shoppes, a major duty-free retail group, will be among the first merchants gaining access to Alipay+, e-wallet partners of which include not only Alipay China wallet but also AlipayHK (Hong Kong SAR, China), Mpay (Macau SAR, China), GCash (The Philippines), Kakao Pay, NaverPay, TossPay (South Korea), OCBC, ChangiPay (Singapore), Public Bank (Malaysia), TrueMoney (Thailand), Hipay (Mongolia), and Tinaba (Italy) among others.
“We are pleased to expand our long-standing partnership with Ant Group and International Shoppes through the deployment of Alipay+. This collective partnership is a clear indication of the return-in-force of international travelers to the US,” said Casey Bullock, CEO of Citcon.
If customers from Asia want to pay at International Shoppes or other participating retailers where the Alipay+ logo is presented, they can simply open their usual digital wallet app on their smartphone and make payments.
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