Alipay – The easy and effective way to increase your business from Chinese travellers.
Do you want to grow your business from Chinese visitors to Central Otago? Alipay is one of the best ways to market your business to Chinese travellers as they travel through our district. The Central Otago District Council, in conjunction with Christchurch International Airport, is helping local businesses use Alipay to grow their success.
Alipay is part of the Alibaba group and is the world's largest mobile payment platform. It is the preferred means of payment for Chinese consumers, both at home and when traveling, with over 520 million users. With only 15% of Chinese adults now using credit cards, payments from mobile phones dominate the Chinese market. Mobile phones are used to pay for everything from street food to buying a new car! Central Otago businesses will increasingly miss out if they are not providing Chinese guests with this convenient form of payment.
Introducing Alipay to your business will not only enable Chinese guests to pay in a way they are used to and comfortable with, but will also allow you to target potential customers in a way that has not been possible to date.
Alipay allows you to target Chinese travellers directly through their unique geo-located app, which allows users to search for businesses based on their specific requirements. Whether it's the best local pizza restaurant, or somewhere to buy urgent travel supplies, Alipay enables you to put your message directly in front of pre-qualified potential customers.
What's better is that there are no costs involved in accepting Alipay or using the app to market your business, besides a 1.5% merchant fee (similar to a credit card transaction fee).
To learn more about Alipay come along to this free workshop:
When: Thursday 8 February, from 5.30 pm
Where: Alexandra Golf Club, Alexandra
This session will introduce you to the Alipay opportunity and show how you can be quickly set-up to both accept Alipay and use it to grow your business.
Beyond Alipay, the session will also introduce other ways Christchurch International Airport and the Alibaba group are partnering together to help South Island business, inside and outside the travel industry, to grow their success in the Chinese market.