KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Tourists from mainland China can now use Alipay, an e-wallet platform, to make payment in yuan at all 242 Starbucks outlets in Malaysia. In a statement yesterday, Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd said Chinese…
KUALA LUMPUR: Mainland Chinese tourists touring Malaysia will be able to perform seamless cashless payments at 7-Eleven Malaysia outlets nationwide through the Alipay mobile wallet service.
All 2,100 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia will be accepting Alipay application as a cashless payments means starting Wednesday.
Currently, 95% or 2,000 outlets nationwide have already adopted the service which was rolled out on May 12. The service, which has 450 million active users mostly in China, enables merchants to make transactions by scanning the barcode generated by the Alipay application on the customers phone.
Through this service, Chinese tourist will also be able to make payments in Renminbi.
The service is being rolled out by 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary, 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd in partnership with MOL Accessportal Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MOL Global Inc., and Alipay.
“I greatly believe in the value of Alipay's partnership, which will bring a trusted and convenient means of payment to the many Chinese tourist who visit Malaysia every year, while providing local merchants with the opportunity to tap into this growing customer segment market,” said Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, majority shareholder of MOL Global Inc. and 7-Eleven Malaysia as well as founder of Berjaya Corp, at the launch ceremony of Alipay Mobile Wallet Acceptance in 7-Eleven Malaysia in partnership with MOL Accessportal, held here today.
In the months to come, the Alipay service will go live with other Berjaya Group merchants such as Starbucks, Kenny Rogers, Cosway and others as well as with the group's existing partner merchants.