Alipay is China’s leading third-party online payment platform, especially for the online travel agent. It was established in Hangzhou, China in February 2004 by Alibaba Group by its founder Jack Ma. FreedomPay is an e-commerce platform and also an online payment system also for the online travel agent founded in 2000. And is currently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. These two world-leading digital payment groups have partnered for the online travel agent to bring a seamless payment experience to the millions of Chinese travelers who visit North America each year.
Alipay has over 600 million Chinese users and this partnership will greatly benefit them. It will enable the Chinese users to make purchases from places in North America that use FreedomPay’s services.
FreedomPay has a strong presence in Las Vegas as well as airports and travel destinations across the USA. As a result, through the partnership, Alipay will be able to get new clients. Alipay is China’s most trusted and leading online payment provider. Through it, FreedomPay will be able to interest Chinese tourists and market to them; which in return will also boost their business. President of Alipay Americas, Souheil Badran said-
“Our partnership with FreedomPay will expand our footprint across North America and offer Alipay across targeted verticals, particularly those that cater to Chinese travelers. This partnership enables us to provide a robust, seamless payment-processing solution that ensures our Alipay customers can enjoy an easy and familiar payment experience whenever they travel in North America.”
FreedomPay has been helping people across the USA to securely embrace the latest payment options for more than two decades. The company has grown profusely over the years and is a common name in all the commerce and marketplaces. It is the first group to initiate PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution to offer EMV, NFC, dynamic currency conversion and real-time data capabilities Tom Durovsik is the founder and CEO of FreedomPay. He expressed his feelings about the partnership by saying-
“Our customers choose FreedomPay because we’re experienced, reliable and service-oriented. By partnering with Alipay, we’re opening new revenue opportunities for our customers and connecting them with an important and growing market – Chinese tourists who are visiting North America. Now, our customers can give these travelers the option to use Alipay, the payment method they are most familiar and comfortable with.”
This partnership will truly ease the problems of purchasing products in a foreign country and help the Chinese travelers in a major way.