Simple and convenient
Payment via QR code
With more than 520 million users and a market share of over 50 per cent in online business, Alipay is by far the world’s largest payment platform. In the mobile payment sector, the payment network in China has an impressive 80 per cent market share – four out of every five people in China who pay using their mobile device do so using the payment service established in 2004 by the Alibaba Group. Thanks to Concardis, tourists from China can also use Alipay in Germany, thereby sticking with the product they are familiar with from their home country – conveniently and simply.
How does Alipay work?
In China, Alipay – and mobile payment in general – has been a part of everyday life for years, which is due in particular to the high level of convenience offered by the mobile payment method. You need nothing more than a smartphone and the Alipay-App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The user then stores a Chinese bank account in the app which has been successfully set up for payment on the device. The merchant, on the other hand, needs a reader that supports Alipay as a payment method.
With the Concardis Base Next and the Concardis Mobile Premium, we offer both a stationary and a mobile terminal that meets this requirement. Thanks to certified Alipay software, you can expand both solutions overnight at any time with the additional payment option. No additional hardware or infrastructure is necessary. As soon as the software has been activated for your device, you can process the desired transactions via the Chinese online payment service: to confirm, just press the Alipay button. The POS terminal automatically generates a QR code that you only then need to scan with the opened Alipay app on your smartphone to complete the payment.
Your customers will show their appreciation
Alipay offers you the simple opportunity to increase the level of satisfaction of your customers from the Far East, which could potentially have a positive impact on your business and your sales. Because the Alipay app can also be used as a marketing channel, you have access to further promising sales opportunities. Be it just a mention of the ability to pay using Alipay in your own business or push notifications for a campaign to selected users of the app – the Chinese payment platform is also a valuable tool for generating potential new customers from China.