ACI Worldwide expands relationship with Alipay
ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking products, has expanded its relationship with Alipay to enable merchants across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to accept Alipay payments from Chinese shoppers.
"The Alipay platform has a highly engaged user base in China," Rita Liu, head of Alipay Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in a press release. "We're pleased to be able to offer this growing base a 'home-away-from-home' experience, while giving merchants the ability to push relevant offers and information directly to them."
The Alipay platform enables merchants to connect with Chinese consumers as they arrive in a country, attracting them to stores, restaurants, attractions and other locations of interest.
This latest move builds upon ACI's longstanding relationship with Alipay to deliver an omnichannel experience that includes e-commerce, mobile commerce and in-store payment capabilities, according to the announcement.