Alipay now available at Walgreens stores
Chinese people visiting the US can now use Alipay at Walgreens.
The Ant Financial operated mobile payments service is currently available at 3,000 locations in such cities as New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas, rising to 7,000 by April.
“We are focused on making shopping more convenient for our customers. This collaboration has particular significance for our Chinese customer population, who now has a new way to experience Walgreens,” says Richard Ashworth, Walgreens President of Operations. “Not only can they buy our products via our dedicated store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global marketplace, but they will now also be able to shop in the US using Alipay as they would in China.”
“This is a key strategic partnership for achieving awareness in the US, as Walgreens is one of the country’s largest drugstore chains. Alipay’s offline, in-store payment service is offered in more than 40 countries and regions, so we are excited to partner with a company that has been trusted across America since 1901, and is constantly evolving to provide more Chinese consumers a seamless and familiar way to pay,” comments Yulei Wang, General Manager, Alipay North America.