Kuala Lumpur, May 24 - 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad and the No.1 standalone convenience store chain in the country with over 2,100 stores, is proud to announce its latest in-store service offerings. As of the 12th of May 2017, 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd started accepting Alipay app as a means of cashless payment from Mainland Chinese tourists, as witnessed in an official launch ceremony today.
This service is being rolled out in partnership with a leading e-payment enabler, MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd. (MOL), a subsidiary of MOL Global, Inc., 7-Eleven’ strategic partner and technology provider for in-store payment services. MOL acts as a third party merchant acquirer (TPA) to facilitate Alipay payments in Malaysia, by signing up merchants such as 7-Eleven.
Mainland Chinese tourists can now use their Alipay app to make payments in Renminbi while touring Malaysia. Alipay payments are easy and simple to use – merchants only need to scan a barcode generated by the Alipay app in a customer’s mobile phone.
Preecha Praipattarakul, Global CEO of MOL Global, Inc., said, “We are excited to work with Alipay to provide Chinese tourists with a convenient and secure payment experience while they are in Malaysia. We look forward to developing our relationship with Alipay by acquiring more merchants and enabling them to accept Alipay”.
Hishammudin Hasan, Deputy CEO of 7-Eleven Malaysia said, “As a convenience store operator, we are thrilled to be able to accept payments via Alipay, adding to the convenience aspect of Chinese tourists shopping in our stores. While we are currently enabling this service in over 2,000 stores covering all of Peninsular Malaysia, and by the day after tomorrow, we plan to roll out this service to our entire network of over 2,100 stores”.