7-Eleven, the convenience store operator, announced on Monday (Nov. 26) that participating stores in Canada will now accept Chinese mobile payment systems Alipay and WeChat Pay.
In a press release, 7-Eleven said it is working with CITCON, the cross-border mobile payment company, to make this a reality. Alipay and WeChat Pay will be available in 35 locations in Vancouver and Toronto. The company said it has plans to expand to more stores during the course of the next few months.
With the world getting increasingly digital, 7-Eleven has been making a push to roll out services that will enhance the experience for customers. Paying via a mobile device is the norm for Chinese consumers, with cards and cash no longer widely used. By rolling out support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, 7-Eleven said it is providing residents and tourists with a familiar and easy way to make purchases as its stores.