China: cross-border travellers can purchase public transportation cards from Alipay

Monday 29 December 2014 10:15 CET | News

Alipay, Alibaba’s payments arm, is now selling public transportation cards aimed at cross-border travelers via its mobile app Alipay Wallet, reports.

Users can purchase the transport cards on Alipay Wallet app with CNY before they travel overseas and collect the physical cards when they arrive at the destination’s airport in Singapore, Thailand and Macau. After the trip, the traveller’s remaining card funds can be transferred to their Alipay account.

In July 2014, Alipay reached a cooperation agreement with the tourism shopping tax refund company Global Blue, which allows Chinese tourists to use Alipay for tax refund while shopping in Europe.

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Keywords: China, cross border, ecommerce, Alipay, public transportation, cards, mobile wallet, mobile payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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Payments & Commerce