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Sleep Country Canada Starts Accepting WeChat Pay, Alipay Mobile Payments

Hoping to capitalize on “the rising power of the Chinese consumer,” Toronto-based retailer Sleep Country Canada has started accepting payments through popular Chinese mobile apps Alipay and WeChat Pay at select locations. According to Yahoo! Finance, 21 store locations in the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver Area will be accepting payments through these mobile apps,...

7-Eleven is Canada’s First Convenience Retailer to Accept China’s Alipay, WeChat Pay

7-Eleven has today announced that it has become Canada’s first convenience retailer chain to start accepting China's Alipay and WeChat mobile payments. The retailer has collaborated with cross-border payments company CITCON to bring support for Chinese mobile payment systems at 35 7-Eleven locations across Vancouver and Toronto. According to the retail giant, its new initiative will better service Chinese travelers,...

Apple Now Accepting Alipay Payments at Apple Stores in China

Apple will accept Chinese mobile payment app Alipay in its local stores, boosting its ties with giant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group amid a push by the iPhone maker to revive growth in the world's No. 2 economy, reads a new report from CNET. Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, today announced an agreement to make Alipay available in Apple...

China’s Alipay and WeChat Pay to Challenge Apple Pay in U.S.

Apple's Apple Pay digital payment platform will see increased competition from Alibaba affiliate Alipay and WeChat Pay in North America as the Chinese firms look to capitalize on more Chinese users traveling abroad. In China and its ever-expanding market, Alipay and rivals WeChat dominate the mobile payments market. As well as mobile payments, both services offer online payments and...

Apple Reportedly in Talks with Alibaba to Bring Apple Pay to China

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma suggests that Apple and Alibaba Group Holding are in talks about a possible alliance that could bring Apple Pay to China, reports the Wall Street Journal. Actually, Jack Ma is reinforcing earlier rumours of discussions between the two parties, as he said that his company is interested in partnering with...

Chinese Policy Change May Assist Potential Alipay, Apple Pay Partnership

According to a report by Fortune, the Chinese government’s policy change allowing Visa, Mastercard and other foreign processors into the country may assist in a potential partnership between Alipay and Apple Pay. While Apple Pay is mostly a physical experience, Alipay is China’s leading "online payment system" used for Taobao orders, paying utility bills, movie tickets,...