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cross-border epayment service

• Cross-border Epayment Service >> Benefits for international merchants

Cross-border

payment service model

RMB -> ALIPAY -> foreign currency -> seller -> commodity -> buyer

In August 2007, Alipay was the first third-party online payment platform to offer a cross-border online payment solution. The payment solution allows China's largest and most active online shopper group to use the Renminbi to purchase goods priced in foreign currencies from overseas partner merchant websites. Similarly, the cross-border payment solution also enables online merchants around the world, through cooperation with Alipay, to overcome the bottleneck of cross-border payment, so as to rapidly tap commercial opportunities in China's massive consumer market.

Alipay offers a real-time payment solution for international payment. When a buyer pays in Renminbi for a purchase from an international e-commerce website, Alipay will withdraw the payment from the buyer's account in real-time, use the funds to purchase foreign currency, and will then remit the sum to the international merchant's account in settlement.

Benefits for International Merchants

  • Improve business performance: open a new marketing channel and an increase in brand awareness within China.
  • Direct access to China's large consumer community with more than 550 million Chinese consumers (the core online shopper group in China).
  • Small initial investment: requiring only connection of Alipay's API to a website to realize an easy entry into the Chinese market.