本周一，蚂蚁金服与美国First Data公司共同宣布，两家集团已经正式签署合作协议，未来6亿多中国支付宝用户可直接在First Data的3.5万个合作商户进行移动支付。
本月早些时候，支付宝还曾与加拿大支付公司Motion Pay Technology达成合作，此举将提高支付宝在加拿大的商户接受度，为支付宝的全球扩张计划奠定良好基础。
Ant Financial’s Alipay is expanding across North America as it broadens its partnership with First Data, the companies announced Monday (March 19).
The digital payment platform has added 35,000 merchants across the region, enabling Alipay’s 600 million Chinese consumers the same payment experience at the point of sale (POS) while traveling abroad in the United States.
First Data first announced last May that it would be integrating Alipay into its Clover POS systems at U.S. merchants.
Earlier this month, Alipay said its collaboration with Canadian payment company Motion Pay Technology similarly expanded its presence in North America, with Motion Pay facilitating Alipay acceptance across merchants in Canada as Alipay continues its global expansion in an effort to enable existing Chinese consumers to use Alipay when they travel.
Separately, Alipay also revealed that more than 1,000 Starbucks locations across South Korea now accept its payments technology, making it the first third-party mobile payment tool accepted by the coffee chain in the country.