Chinese tourists can now use Alipay in all 242 Starbucks across Malaysia
HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alipay, the world's largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group ("Ant Financial", "Ant"), is now available for Mainland Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia. Chinese tourists can find a nearest Starbucks through the in-app Discovery platform, and pay for their drinks in RMB via Alipay. Alipay and Starbucks Malaysia are also launching a marketing campaign to celebrate the partnership together with Chinese consumers.
Starting from August 18 to October 31, a Chinese tourist using Alipay in Starbucks can enjoy 10% off with cap at RMB 5 yuan and free drink size upgrade at the same time once every week. The customer will also receive a 10%-off e-voucher for future use upon completion of the first transaction. Alipay and Starbucks Malaysia fund the campaign jointly.
"Starbucks is one of the most visited merchants by Chinese tourists in many countries. Through Alipay's Discovery platform, we are leading our users to the nearest Starbucks wherever they are in Malaysia. Getting a cup of familiar coffee with a familiar payment method at a random street corner in Malaysia, will make one's journey as relaxed as at home," said Dayong Zhang, General Manager of Alipay Southeast Asia.
"Now you can use Alipay to pay for your favorite Starbucks beverage at all Starbucks store around Malaysia, including 32 Drive-Thru concept stores and 15 stores in the airport. It is so convenient that customers just have to flash their mobile application at the counter without going through money exchanger to get a cup of coffee. We would like to invite all Alipay users to enjoy their favorite cup of Starbucks beverage during their stay in Malaysia," said Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Food Berhad.
Merchants in Malaysia started to accept Alipay in April 2017 and it's now available in over 5,000 merchants, including over 2,100 7-Eleven stores. Types of merchants include restaurants, bars, supermarkets, department stores, and convenience stores.
Mainland China is the third largest international visitor market for Malaysia. Over 2.12 million Chinese tourists visited Malaysia in 2016 and a year-on-year increase of 8.3% was seen from the first quarter of 2017.
Operated by Ant Financial Services Group, Alipay is the world's largest mobile and online payment platform. Launched in 2004, Alipay currently has over 520 million active users and over 450 financial institution partners globally. Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills, make appointments with doctors, or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app. In addition to online payments, Alipay is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and outside of China. Over 10 million brick-and-mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. Alipay's in-store payment service is covering more than 30 countries across the world, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 24 countries and regions. Alipay works with over 250 overseas financial institutions and payment solution providers to enable cross-border payments for Chinese travelling overseas and overseas customers who purchase products from Chinese e-commerce sites. Alipay currently supports 19 currencies.
About Starbucks Malaysia
Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd is wholly owned by Berjaya Group Berhad and a licensee of Starbucks Coffee International. The company operates Starbucks retail locations throughout Malaysia and is committed to offering the world's finest coffee while enriching Malaysians' lives one cup at a time. Starbucks Malaysia has been named as Malaysia's best employer at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers- Malaysia 2015 Awards, receiving the title - 'Best of the Best'. Aon Hewitt Best Employers Award is deemed to be one of the most prestigious awards in recognizing companies with high employee engagement, compelling employer brand, effective leadership and high performance culture. In 2014, Starbucks Malaysia has been awarded with the HR Best Practices Gold Award in the Malaysia Human Resources Award 2014 - organized by the Malaysia Institute of Human Resources Management (MIHRM). For more information, please visit the official site at www.starbucks.com.my or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StarbucksMalaysia and through the Starbucks Newsroom.
Media Enquiries Xinyun Yang International Communications Ant Financial Services Group Tel: +86 1381 6896 301 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Salleharon Ahmad Public Affairs and Digital Strategy Starbucks Malaysia Tel: +6 018-2339166 Email: email@example.com
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Alipay (UK) Limited via Globenewswire
Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com
NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.
Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
CrownBio Launches an Innovative Grant Program to Fund Advancements in Preclinical Oncology Research17.11.2017 18:07 | Pressemelding
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Bioscience International (TWSE:ticker 6554) and a global drug discovery and development services company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research, announces the launch of a grant program supporting oncology research scientists which provides funding for projects that show promise for scientific advancement of Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) technology. Research Grants up to $50,000 will be awarded to projects focused on accelerating the pace of preclinical innovation and novel PDX methodologies that improve clinical predictions with sound science. The program offers an opportunity for investigators to receive funding for projects that may not receive support through traditional funding channels. Submitted proposals will be reviewed and selected by CrownBio's Scientific Steering Committee with the goa
Barings Backs Sentinel Capital Partners in Acquisition of Nekoosa17.11.2017 17:00 | Pressemelding
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barings, one of the world's leading asset management firms, announced today that it served as Lead Agent on a senior secured credit facility to support Sentinel Capital Partners in its acquisition of Nekoosa ("Nekoosa" or the "Company"). Headquartered in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, the Company is a leading manufacturer of specialty paper and film products used in the graphics and commercial print markets, including application and pressure-sensitive tapes, specialty synthetic papers, sheeted digital and offset grade carbonless paper, and extruded film products. Nekoosa serves a highly diverse base of more than 70,000 commercial print and graphics shops in 65 countries. Barings served as lead senior lender on the transaction, which included a senior term loan and a revolving credit facility. "Sentinel is pleased to have Barings' support on our investment in Nekoosa," said Scott Perry, a partner with Sentinel Capital Partner
At SC17, ExaScaler and PEZY Computing Unveil Gyoukou Supercomputer with a High Combined Green500/Top500 Ranking16.11.2017 23:29 | Pressemelding
ExaScaler and PEZY Computing Also Take Top Three Green500 Positions DENVER, Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At SC17, ExaScaler and PEZY Computing unveiled their Gyoukou supercomputer whose Green500 and Top500 rankings attest to a unique combination of high efficiency and computing power. The Gyoukou supercomputer is installed at the Yokohama Research Institute in Japan. (Video: PEZY Liquid immersion cooling) PEZY supercomputers leverage 48V Factorized Power, a high efficiency, high density power distribution architecture. PEZY's CPUs are co-packaged with Vicor's Power-on-Package ("PoP") Modular Current Multipliers ("MCMs"), which enable efficient, direct 48V to sub-1V current multiplication at the XPU. ExaScaler and PEZY Computing also achieved the #1, #2 and #3 positions on the Green500. These supercomputer system installations also utilize 48V Factorized Power. Come see us at SC17 at Booth 633 where ExaScaler / PEZY Computing will be
ELS Educational Services, Inc. Launches New Vacation English Program Starting January 201816.11.2017 20:59 | Pressemelding
New York, New York, Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ELS Educational Services, Inc. - one of the leading language services providers worldwide - has launched a new vacation English language program, ELS Language Experience+, which is set to begin enrollment for January 2018. "Here at ELS, our students and their English language goals always come first, and we are proud to introduce ELS Language Experience+ as an exciting new addition to the many quality programs we offer them," said ELS Chief Operating Officer, Reiji Terasaka. "This conversation-oriented, flexible new vacation English program allows students to make the most of their English instruction while gaining an invaluable cultural experience at the same time." ELS Language Experience+ concentrates on everyday speaking, communication skills and discussion, within a flexible course structure (three or six hours of study per day). Courses offered include: Everyday English, Grammar in Action, D
Global SD-WAN Partnership between CallTower and Aryaka to Deliver High-Performance Cloud Communication Solutions to Global Enterprises16.11.2017 16:02 | Pressemelding
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aryaka, the leading global SD-WAN provider, today announced a new partnership with CallTower, an industry-leading unified communications and collaboration company, to provide global enterprise customers with fast and reliable, high-quality cloud service connectivity. CallTower's partnership with Aryaka will deliver improved performance of their unified communications solutions to global enterprise customers. CallTower has linked their data centers with the Aryaka global network to deliver secure, reliable connectivity with quality of service guarantees for mission critical real-time communication applications. CallTower Cisco and Microsoft unified communications solutions, including Cloud Contact Center customers will now be able to add Aryaka's global SD-WAN service to further optimize, and enhance reliability over a secure network. "In addition to our unified communications offering, we have seen tremendous growth i
Gunvor Secures US $1.39 Billion Revolving Credit Facility16.11.2017 15:00 | Pressemelding
Gunvor Group Ltd / Gunvor Secures US $1.39 Billion Revolving Credit Facility . Processed and transmitted by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Strong bank support for Group strategy results in substantial over-subscription GENEVA, Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gunvor Group Ltd ("Gunvor" or the "Group") has signed a US $1.39 billion Revolving Credit Facility ("RCF") in favour of Gunvor International B.V. and Gunvor SA (the "Borrowers"). The RCF, launched at US $1 billion, was substantially over-subscribed, drawing in US $1.81 billion, a record high for the facility. The RCF was scaled back to accommodate the needs of the Group, which will use the funds to finance general corporate purposes and working capital requirements. "Gunvor continues to receive considerable support from both its exis
I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.Besøk vårt presserom