Network elevates Alipay+ in the UAE 

Specialists in digital commerce in the Middle East and Africa, Network International (Network), have confirmed a strategic partnership with Alipay+.

The deal will place a focus on enabling the acceptance of several prominent e-wallets from across the world on its all-in-one POS terminals for its 50,000+ merchants in the UAE.

The offering seeks to provide cross-border mobile payment and marketing solutions which enable merchants, including small and medium-sized businesses, to better serve global consumers.

Pankaj Kundra, Group Head of Products, Partnerships and Enterprises at Network International, said: “Network has always been at the forefront of introducing diverse and innovative payment technologies and solutions for easier, safer, and secure cross border payment transactions. 

“We are delighted to join hands with Alipay+, unlocking significant potential for our merchant partners to serve a broad customer base from across the globe.” 

As the UAE continues to grow and increase global output, the collaboration looks to offer Network’s robust merchant partner network in the UAE across travel, retail, hospitality, tourism, and F&B industries, with access to Alipay+ e-wallet partners.

With Network’s all-in-one N-Genius payment terminal and simple integration feature provided by Alipay+, merchants will be able to access the existing and later-onboarded digital payment methods through a unified interface and without implementing additional technical hardware.

Douglas Feagin, Senior Vice President, and Head of Alipay+ Cross-Border Mobile Payment Services, Ant Group , added on the deal: “Network has been an invaluable partner since we first introduced Alipay to local merchants in 2018 to ensure a frictionless experience for Chinese tourists. 

“We are pleased to further deepen our strategic partnership through the launch of Alipay+ to Network’s robust merchant network, enabling visitors across the world to enjoy the same hassle-free experience in the UAE. Under the partnership, we are looking forward to bringing more growth opportunities to merchants and more convenience and memorable experience to consumers worldwide.”