Wirecard enables Stuttgart to become the first "China Pay City" in Germany

Wednesday 21 November 2018 14:53 CET | News

Wirecard has partnered with Stuttgart-Marketing to facilitates the use of Chinese mobile payment solutions Alipay and WeChat Pay in local businesses throughout Stuttgart.

As part of the agreement, 50 locations in Stuttgart, including restaurants, retailers and museums, will accept Alipay and WeChat Pay. Tourists using the Alipay and WeChat apps can find out more about a particular restaurant, hotel or shopping area with a profile in Mandarin, and pay for their meal and shopping items with their mobile payment apps. In addition, businesses can be looked up, reviewed, and featured in special discount sections within the apps. Wirecard will take over the full payment integration and processing, as well as support marketing activities.

Stuttgart becomes the first city in Germany to position itself as a “China Pay City”, with the aim of offering the Alipay and WeChat Pay payment solutions in as many locations frequented by Chinese travelers as possible. The city is among the most visited cities by Chinese tourists in Germany. In 2017, Chinese tourists made up the fourth largest foreign visitor market for Stuttgart, accounting for 65,000 overnight stays in the city.

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Keywords: Wirecard, Germany, Alipay, WeCaht Pay, mobile payments
Countries: World