Selling to Chinese customers via setting up a localized Chinese e-commerce site and WeChat account is now even easier. This week, Stripe announced it will support Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay via API integration.
This mark a new era for international businesses to sell to Chinese customers.
Mobile payments make up 71% of Chinese online sales, Stripe said, but customers there prefer mobile wallets to credit cards. Between them, Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay have more than a billion users and a 91% share of China mobile payments.
Companies using Stripe can set up Alipay and WeChat Pay support in “just a few clicks” without additional developer work thanks to both being included in Sources, Stripe’s payment method API.
However, sorting out Chinese payment is one thing, while there are also other issues such as strategy, localization, hosting and marketing issues to consider and tackle for overseas brands, companies, and retailers wanting to attract Chinese customers.
To make it easier for the overseas company to embark the Chinese entry journey, Red Digital China is holding a FREE 20 minutes consultation services with the overseas business who would like to set up an e-commerce site, mobile app, and WeChat account on the topic of accepting Chinese customers’ payment, answering your technical and marketing questions. Please email email@example.com (with your company name, full name, email address, mobile, and company website) or you can click Red Digital China website to fill in a contact form to book us a Free section!
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