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Munich Airport features Alipay for Chinese travelers

alipay shoppingEffective immediately, travelers from China can now use their phones to make purchases easily and conveniently with Alipay at the Munich Airport. Munich Airport's retail arm eurotrade has signed a cooperative agreement with Wirecard AG to launch the Asian payment system Alipay in the 69 eurotrade stores.

All of eurotrade's retail units, before and after security, have programmed their point of sale terminals to accept the Alipay bar code. The platform will be expanded in the future to offer other alternative payment methods as well.

Payment with an Alipay bar code is very simple: Customers making purchases with their Alipay wallets just show the cashier their smartphone displaying a barcode. After the code is scanned, the payment process begins. Occasionally customers will have to confirm payment by entering their PIN.

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