Alibaba-related company Alipay expands payment processing service into Canada

Alipay, the mobile payment processing service that emerged from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is expanding its Canadian presence.

The company is partnering with mobile payment app SnapPay in a move that will allow Alipay’s 520 million global users to use their Alipay mobile wallets to pay for products and services at participating Canadian merchants that accept SnapPay both in-store and online.

“By partnering with SnapPay, we are connecting sought-after Canadian retailers and brands with Chinese consumers who want to be able to pay with a familiar payment method,” Alipay North America president Souheil Badran said. “We are thrilled to expand our reach in Canada with SnapPay.”