7-Eleven Brings Alipay And Wechat Digital Payment To Customers In Canada
7-Eleven is the first convenience store in North America to accept the popular mobile payment apps, initially targeting Chinese tourists and hoping to attract Canadian customers
Alipay and WeChat dominate the Chinese market when it comes to cashless payment systems. Both companies are currently expanding into other countries and recently formed a partnership with convenience store 7-Eleven.
Both mobile payment systems will be accessible in 35 of 7-Eleven’s stores mostly located in Vancouver and Toronto. The payments will be powered by Citcon, who handles the transactions for both companies in China.
While frictionless payment is not as common in Canada as it is in China, it is becoming much more popular. The main target of the partnership is Chinese tourists, as their business in Canada is on the rise and is a non-insignificant source of revenue for the country. However, the payment form is also intended to appeal to Canadian customers.
Alipay and WeChat have partnered with North American companies like Guess and Lacoste, but 7-Eleven is the first convenience store. More locations are expected to be added in the upcoming months.
Lead image: mobile payment concept stock photo from Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock
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