Chinese tourism is expanding in France, with over 1.7 million tourists this year alone. In China, Alipay is the most common payment solution and has over 450 million active users. To facilitate Chinese tourists’ purchases in France, Banque Edel have teamed up with Alipay to process payments in major hotels and shops across Paris.
The FAMOCO solution has been selected as the mPOS (mobile point of sale) of choice to process Alipay payments securely. The customer generates a QR code on their Alipay app and the merchant scans it with the FAMOCO device. Payments are secure and instantly transferred in euros to the merchant’s account.
Chinese tourists can make purchases without the worry of bank cards being accepted or the risk of carrying large amounts of cash on them.