Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019
China’s Alipay, which is the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, has joined hands with Cambodia’s DaraPay, allowing customers to use their Alipay wallets to pay at DaraPay’s POS payment system across Cambodia.
DaraPay’s general manager Phok Ratha said, “With this partnership, Chinese tourists can scan and pay with their Alipay app at all DaraPay merchants with more than 3,000 outlets in capital Phnom Penh and in Kandal, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Battambang provinces.”
Alipay serves more than 1.2 billion users together with its regional partners and is a preferred payment method for Chinese tourists.
With the system now ready, Alipay users are no longer required to withdraw cash or perform cross-app money transfer to make payments across Cambodia, and they can simply complete their purchases by scanning the special QR code available at DaraPay-enabled merchant partners.
Ratha said, “We are excited to work with Alipay. Through this collaboration, Alipay users can now benefit from the convenience, simplicity, and security of our integrated system and merchant partners while enjoying their vacation in Cambodia.”
With DaraPay’s more than 3,000 merchant partners, finding a store or service that accepts this integrated mobile payment will be much easier.
The two partners are foreseeing a better future, with the number of Chinese tourists visiting the kingdom growing steadily.
Cambodia witnessed 2 million Chinese tourists last year and the number is expected to go up to 2.6 million this year, 3 million in 2020, and 5 million in 2025, according to the Ministry of Tourism.