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Mar. 20, 2019

CITCON and ACCEO Partner to Enable Alipay and WeChat Pay Acceptance for More North American Retailers

Citcon has teamed up with ACCEO, a leader in banking, business software, SaaS solutions, and cloud computing. ACCEO’s direct-to-processor payment architecture will now accept the two largest mobile payment options in the world, China’s WeChat Pay and Alipay.

Mar. 14, 2019

Mobile payment launched to facilitate Chinese consular services in San Francisco

The Chinese Consulate General here on Thursday became the first Chinese diplomatic mission on the U.S. West Coast to introduce mobile payment for its consular services including passport and visa processing.

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WeChat Pay Supports Merchants Expanding Businesses to the World

By WeChat Pay Global

“Excellent Service Award 2018” – Citcon is excited to be recognized by WeChat Pay as the only payment partner in the US market for the outstanding solution and services, enabling merchants to connect with over 1 billion Chinese consumers.


2018 Trends for Mobile Payment in Chinese Outbound Tourism

By Nielsen and Alipay

In 2018, mobile payment in the Chinese outbound tourism market saw an increase in both the rate of use and the proportion of transactions. More than two-thirds (69%) of Chinese tourists paid with their mobile phones while abroad. On their most recent trips overseas, Chinese tourists surveyed paid for 32% of transactions using mobile payment, overtaking cash for the first time.


Integrating Mobile Payments to Attract New Customers from China

By East West Bank

There is no denying that mobile payments—and mobile wallets—are the future. The total revenue of the global mobile payment market is supposed to surpass $1 trillion in 2019, with China leading the way.

US merchants adopt Chinese app payments to draw big spenders

By Nikkei Asian Review

For merchants, the advantages of accepting Alipay and WeChat Pay extend beyond facilitating transactions. While the apps may have begun as digital wallets, they have evolved into lifestyle apps, allowing users to book flights, rent bicycles, review restaurants and more.