92.4% of mobile internet users in China used mobile payment. The penetration rates of Tenpay (WeChat Pay + QQ Wallet) and Alipay are 85.4% and 68.7% respectively. In personal transactions, mobile payment was most frequently used in phone top-up (69%), money transfer (63%), and red envelope sending (60%). Check out more usage scenarios below. The […]
Alipay announced the overseas transaction summary for this year’s Golden Week (October 1-7). It processed 2.2 times as many overseas in-store transactions during this year’s holiday compared to last year. Top destinations by transaction volume are Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.
Some mobile apps have developed mini-apps in China, which requires no installation and allows instant usage on their platforms by users. The leading ones are WeChat, Alipay, and Baidu while Huawei, Vivo, Xiaomi and 9 other major applications have also developed their own. While WeChat Mini-Programs leads the game, Alipay mini-apps also shows some potential. […]
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Alibaba Group this week announced a comprehensive strategic collaboration aimed at enhancing the customer experience for travelers. The collaboration encompasses several players in Alibaba Group’s ecosystem including Fliggy, Alibaba Cloud, Alipay and Cainiao Network.
Alipay announced its partnership with Global Tax Free (“GTF”), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea. It simplifies the process by enabling Chinese tourists to apply for and claim tax rebates on their mobile phone app.
The transactions of online payment in China totaled exceeded US$3 billion in 2017, with a decrease of 0.5% from 2016. China’s mobile payment had 562 million users in 2017, up by 21.6% over 2016. It is estimated to reach 650 billion users by the end of 2018. The transactions of online payment totaled 20.751 billion yuan […]
The total transactions of third-party mobile payment reached 40.36451 trillion yuan (US$6.08 Tn) in Q1 2018, up by 6.99% over Q4 2017 and dominated by Alibaba affiliated Alipay (54%) and Tencent Finance. Alipay continued to lead this market with a share of 53.76%, followed by Tencent Finance (38.96%), they combined accounted for 92.71% of the […]
When you are still astonished by the unique experiences brought by mobile payment in China, WeChat and Alipay have already started to lead a new payment innovation out of smartphones. Highways contactless payment Alipay launched “license plate payment”. As long as the Zhima Credit is more than 550 points, users can directly bind their car […]
The total transactions of China’s 3rd-party online payment market grew by about 5% QoQ in Q4 2017 while mobile payment continued strong growth of 28% QoQ. Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay continue to lead these markets. Third-party online payment in China The transaction value of China’s third-party online payment grew by 4.99% QoQ to 6,699.724 […]
The total transactions via non-finance institutions in China totaled 42,167.92 billion yuan in Q3 2017 with an increase of 17.4% QoQ according to Analysis. This market is led by Alipay, Tencent Finance, and China UMS with 41.36%, 29.07%, and 13.41% market share respectively. China third-party internet payment market saw 6,381.551 billion yuan transactions in Q3 2017 […]
Alibaba recently released a report entitled “Mom and Dad’s Mobile Internet life” which shows that the national middle-aged preferred 3C and home appliances when shopping online.
Internet and mobile payment services have spread like wildfire in China over the last two years, filling the gap which existed in the formerly cash-dominant society for the safe and secure transfer of money and electronic payments. China has only a very limited credit and debit card infrastructure, offering an opening for mobile payments unseen […]
China, in just a few years, has made the leap from a nearly unwired country to one of the most wired on earth. This incredible transformation has resulted in one of the most internet-driven economies, and because of China’s sheer size, its e-finance and e-commerce companies are among the world’s largest. Users and economic activity […]
Digital or electronic payments have become the go-to method for many consumers in China to pay for purchases and transactions, online or offline. Coming into the digital age with only a limited credit and debit card infrastructure outside major cities, China leapfrogged straight to mobile payments from cash, pushing the trend further than is seen […]
China is leading the way on this front. Only 25% of respondents from China cited cash as the most often used form of payment, compared to 48% who cited e- or mobile wallets as being their top preference according to PayPal.