Alipay - popular e-wallet payment method among Chinese consumers

Easy online en mobile payments

What is Alipay?

Alipay is the Chinese e-wallet. The omnichannel payment method is used by over 900 million users annually. Worldwide, there are even 1.2 billion users annually. It was developed by China’s largest web-based platform Alibaba. Together with WeChatPay, Alipay is responsible for over three quarters of all online and mobile payments in China.



Is Alipay relevant for my webshop?

Adding Alipay as a payment method is of interest when your webshop is focused on the Chinese market or if you want to process payments from Chinese tourists. The payment method is extremely popular in the retail and tourist branch. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for example offers its Chinese customers the opportunity to pay with Alipay.

Alipay payment process

Pay with Alipay

In order to be able to pay with Alipay, the consumer has to link a debit bank account or credit card to the e-wallet. When purchases are made with Alipay, be it via desktop or mobile, the purchase amount is automatically debited.

Easy to activate

Alipay is standard in the Buckaroo Smart Checkout and soon also in all our e-commerce plugins. You can also implement separately, view our SDK on our support environment.

Online or mobile payments

Alipay online payment

Alipay online payments: do you shop online using your pc or laptop? Then you can pay with Alipay as well. During checkout or on the payment page, an Alipay QR code is shown which consumers can scan onscreen with their smartphone. They are then asked to log in on the Alipay account in order to authorise the payment.

Alipay mobile payment

Alipay mobile payment: paying via mobile is the fastest and most common way of payment with Alipay. Via the checkout on a mobile website or app, the consumer is redirected to the Alipay app. After logging in, the consumer has to authorise the transaction request.


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Advantages of Alipay

  • Guaranteed payment
  • No chargebacks
  • High consumer confidence thanks to brand recognition
  • High conversion rate
  • Realtime transactions

Inspiring cases

The ideal payment method differs per situation, product or service. Because of our wide range of payment methods and unique features, we at Buckaroo are always able to offer you an appropriate solution. Let the following cases inspire you.

See our client cases