Ingenico and Ant Financial unveiled a partnership late last week under which Chinese travelers will be able to pay using the Alipay app at stores in Europe. Meanwhile, Ingenico’s online payments arm, Ingenico ePayments will give Chinese merchants access to Ingenico’s payment processing platform, making it easier for them to process cross-border transactions using Alipay. The companies said the agreement provides acquirers and their merchants in Europe a complete online and in-store payment solution targeting Chinese consumers.
“We are very excited to partner with Alipay and contribute our unique omnichannel expertise, products and services to help them optimize the user experience and boost sales all over the world,” said Philippe Lazare, CEO of Ingenico Group. “Their choice for Ingenico is a tribute to our high success rate and ability to meet even the most demanding customers’ requirements.”