SIX Payment Services was one of the first payment services providers in Europe to enter into a collaborative arrangement with the Chinese payment platform Alipay. With more than 520 million active users in China, Alipay is the world's largest platform for online and mobile payments and is operated by Ant Financial Services Group. Alipay has been incorporated into the acceptance portfolio of SIX alongside all the usual credit and debit cards, for use with the relevant solutions. This means that merchants working with SIX can now also accept mobile payments from Alipay users.
SIX offers its customers with busy points of sale a cash-register-integrated solution for Alipay acceptance which enables businesses to offer their customers their usual means of payment.
Peter Reinle, Director Marketing at TITLIS cableways: "We are delighted that we can now offer our Chinese customers Alipay. We at TITLIS cableways constantly endeavour to support our guests with new technology and to offer them the payment means they are used to."
Roger Niederer, Head Merchant Services at SIX Payment Services: "Of more than 520 million Alipay users in China, over 12 million travelled to Europe last year. We at SIX wish to provide our merchants with the simplest, quickest and most reliable payment process. For SIX it was therefore self-evident that we needed to include Alipay in our acceptance portfolio and provide Chinese tourists with the payment solution they prefer and trust – irrespective of where in the world they are and at what height above sea level."