New payment system for Chinese tourists in P.E.I.

Williams, Nicole. “P.E.I tourism industry taking new steps to meet growing demand of Chinese visitors”. CBC News. Aug 07, 2018

Island businesses and the provincial government are developing new strategies to meet the demand of more Chinese visitors.

The province is also encouraging tourism operators to add Motion Pay, which allows Chinese customers to make purchases with their mobile devices. “There’s a real focus and need to have convenience for the Chinese customer so we wanted to take action on that,” said Kevin Mouflier, the CEO for Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI).

Photo Credit: CBC News

The system is fairly new to the region, but Mouflier said the goal is to have hotels, cottages, and golf courses incorporate the new payment system at their businesses. Click here to read more on CBC News.

For more information about Motion Pay’s products and services, please contact us at info@motionpay.ca or call us at 613-319-6686.

 

New Payment System Available at Golf Courses for Chinese Customers

The provincial government is encouraging Prince Edward Island tourism operators to add Motion Pay to their electronic payment offerings for Chinese clientele.

Motion Pay allows users of Alipay and WeChat Pay to use QR codes on their mobile phones to make purchases. The system is now in place for customers of the Brudenell, Dundarave and Links at Crowbush Cove provincial golf courses.  Read more

Boosting Chinese Tourism in Ottawa | CTV Ottawa News

On July 30th, Riven Zhang, Motion Pay’s CEO & Co-founder was interviewed by CTV News talking about the most popular Chinese payment methods – Alipay and WeChat Pay. It’s a great honour to establish our partnership with Ottawa Tourism. Read more

Ottawa Tourism and Motion Pay Sign Agreement as preferred Chinese Payment Partner

Allows payment via WeChat Pay and Alipay OTTAWA, May 11, 2018—Ottawa Tourism signed an agreement today to make Ottawa-based fintech company Motion Pay the organization’s preferred Chinese payment partner (see photo attached). Under the terms of the agreement, signed in the office of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Tourism will promote the service to its […]

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Alipay and Motion Pay Technology Inc. Reach Significant Milestone in Connecting Chinese Consumers with Merchants Across Canada

Partnership Powers Acceptance of Alipay in Retail, Restaurants, Hospitality and Luxury Sectors in All Major Cities Across Canada

March 5, 2018 – Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, today announced that its partnership with Motion Pay Technology Inc. (Motion Pay) has resulted in a significant number of merchants across Canada enabling Alipay at point-of-sale. Motion Pay is a Canadian-based fintech company that empowers Canadian merchants to accept Chinese payments.

Through the partnership, Alipay is now accepted in all major cities in Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Banff, among others, and across several categories including retail, restaurants, hospitality, and luxury.

“We are thrilled with the success of our partnership with Motion Pay to date, which has played an instrumental role in our growth across Canada this past year,” said Souheil Badran, President of Alipay, Americas. “As our first Canadian partner, Motion Pay has helped us to reach critical mass in acceptance points across Canada. We look forward to continuing our relationship and enabling even more Canadian brands and retailers to connect with the growing number of Chinese consumers seeking items they can’t find at home, and simplifying payments by offering Alipay’s familiar method.”

Alipay is China’s leading online payment provider and the primary means of online and mobile payment for Chinese consumers. Through the partnership, Alipay’s more than 520 million active users in China will be able to use their Alipay Mobile Wallet at point-of- sale with Motion Pay merchants, both in-store and online.

“Chinese consumers are a rapidly-increasing segment for Canadian merchants,” said Eric Paquet, president of Motion Pay Technology Inc. “We continue to drive Alipay’s Canadian market adoption in every major Canadian city from Halifax to Vancouver. Many Canadian merchants can already attest to Alipay helping their business expand Chinese commercial, tourism and trade opportunities.”

Marco Pasteris, VP of Business Development of the Birks Group Inc., compliments the Alipay-Motion Pay payment solution, “Thanks to Motion Pay, we are one of the first merchants to accept Alipay in Canada. Our payment solution from Alipay and Motion Pay offers data security, stability and efficiency on transactions.”

Nathan Xu, co-founder of Baby enRoute, sees great growth potential providing this payment service. “We received so many benefits from accepting Alipay in our store. It helps us to provide a fast checkout service to our customers and allows us to maintain our existing payment process. Through Alipay’s ‘Discover’ function we can offer marketing promotions that attract more Chinese customers who come to our store willing to spend because of the simplicity and familiarity of Alipay.”

About Alipay

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 Chinese users and over 200 financial institution partners in China. 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 40 million brick-and- mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. Alipay’s in-store payment service covers more than 38 countries and regions 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 27 currencies. Follow us on Twitter @antfinancial and @alipay.

About Motion Pay Technology Inc.

Motion Pay is the company that brought Alipay to Canada. Motion Pay is a Canadian Fintech that connects Canadian businesses to Chinese consumers. From modest corner stores to renowned luxury brands, Motion Pay empowers a wide variety of businesses to access the
massive Chinese consumer market with a full suite of the most convenient and secured on-line and in-store mobile payment products. For more information please visit www.motionpay.ca or call at (613) 319-6686.

Photo (from left to right): Motion Pay’s Eric Paquet (President & COO), Riven Zhang (Co-Founder & CEO), and Shen Shen (Co-Founder & CTO)

 

MEDIA RELATIONS:
Eric Paquet, President and Chief Operating Officer

Motion Pay Technology Inc.

514-771-4000 

Eric.Paquet@MotionPay.ca

 

Mobile payments today:

https://www.mobilepaymentstoday.com/news/motion-pay-brings-alipay-acceptance-to-canadian-merchants/

Payment week:

https://paymentweek.com/2018-3-7-alipay-teams-motion-pay-technology-advance-canadian-front/

Ottawa Business Journal:

http://www.obj.ca/index.php/article/ottawas-motion-pay-brings-chinese-payment-giants-canada

PYMNTS:

https://www.pymnts.com/news/partnerships-acquisitions/2018/alipay-motion-pay-partnership-canada-retail-payments/

Finextra:

https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/72874/alipay-makes-canadian-inroads-through-motion-pay-partnership

 

 

Hôtel Le Crystal will be the first hotel operator in Greater Montreal to offer the WeChat Pay and Alipay payment solutions

Following an agreement between the AHGM and Motion Pay Technology Inc. in October, Hôtel Le Crystal will now host its Chinese guests with their preferred payment methods.

October 30, 2017, the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal and Motion Pay Technology Inc. have joined forces to offer Chinese hotel guests in the greater Montreal area convenient payment options. Hôtel Le Crystal will be the first hotel operator in the greater metropolitan area to allow its Chinese guests to directly access their Alipay and WeChat Pay accounts.

 

With a total of more than 110,000 Chinese tourists expected in 2017 according to Tourisme Montréal, the metropolis is a destination of choice with its luxury boutiques, fine restaurants, tourist attractions and business community. Luxury hotels are also greatly appreciated by this clientele. Located in a strategic location, it is a promising sector for Hôtel Le Crystal, which has an outstanding international reputation.

 

“We have seen the significant increase in a Chinese clientele in Montreal, and we are pleased that we can offer them an even warmer welcome with a fast, safe, pleasant payment method, says Eric Hamel, General Manager of Hôtel Le Crystal. We are constantly on the lookout for innovative methods to create a distinctive experience for our guests; we are proud to be the first hotel operator to accept WeChat Pay and Alipay payments in Montreal.”

 

The payment solution offered by Motion Pay will allow Chinese guests to settle quickly in RMB using their preferred payment method. It is a simple solution to enhance these tourists’ experience and offer them made-to-measure hospitality. Alipay and WeChat Pay are the most popular payment methods in China; together they serve more than one billion users daily.

 

“Motion Pay is proud to count Hôtel Le Crystal among its clients,” says Eric Paquet, President and COO of Motion Pay. “Chinese guests who visit Hôtel Le Crystal will be delighted to use their WeChat or Alipay account. They are the most common payment methods in China for more than 950 million Chinese consumers, and they will greatly appreciate not having to change their routine to pay for their room and purchases. As a member of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, Hôtel Le Crystal will reap tangible benefits by offering the WeChat Pay and Alipay payment solutions.”

 

About Motion Pay

Motion Pay Technology Inc. (www.motionpay.ca) is the first Canadian company to develop commercial partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay, two giants of mobile payment in China. Motion Pay offers Canadian businesses fully integrated payment solutions designed to facilitate sales to the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who visit Canada or live there.

 

About Hôtel Le Crystal

Just a few steps away from Montreal’s business district, Hôtel Le Crystal, a 5-star hotel, is also near the city’s best restaurants and, of course, its vibrant night life. Opened in 2008, the establishment is a stylish, urban, metropolitan hotel for travellers looking for friendly, refined service. Hôtel Le Crystal offers an exclusive experience complete with a conference and events centre, spacious rooms and an entire floor dedicated to wellness.

MEDIA RELATIONS:
Eric Paquet, President and Chief Operating Officer

Motion Pay Technology Inc.

514-771-4000 

Eric.Paquet@MotionPay.ca

 

 

Eric Hamel – General Manager

Hôtel Le Crystal

514-380-3444
ehamel@hotellecrystal.com

Introducing AliPay and WeChat Pay for EasyPark

Motion Pay partners with EasyPark to offer Chinese-currency payment services

EasyPark in providing motorists in Vancouver with a convenient new payment option for parking.
Chinese can now access their Alipay and WeChat Pay accounts in Canada. Payments are done via Motion Pay Technology Inc.’s fully-integrated and secure platform, which converts the RMB funds to Canadian dollars.

This new initiative means that EasyPark is the first parking company in British Colombia to offer this Motion Pay service. It has introduced the new payment service at its attended sites in Vancouver. EasyPark has plans to extend Wechat Pay and Alipay to all their Vancouver locations, including high-volume tourist centres like Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Jericho Beach.

Founded in 1947, EasyPark’s mission is to “make parking easy”, and its mandate is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking for customers. Today, its operations include more than 135 parking facilities throughout British Columbia, under the EasyPark brand.

The company has always been a leader in using technology to make parking more convenient for its customers. In 2011, EasyPark launched the first parking app for the Apple and Android markets. Two years later, the EasyPark FlexPass made its debut, allowing people who only drive occasionally to park at a discount instead of the regular hourly rate.

“Chinese tourists, business people and residents are a growing presence in Vancouver and B.C. and, as motorists, they are seeking our simpler, straightforward parking solutions,” says EasyPark Chief Executive Officer Nigel Bullers. “Motion Pay adds another highly-convenient payment service for many of them.”

Ottawa-based fintech Motion Pay is the first Canadian company to have working partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay, the largest mobile payment providers in China. It serves hundereds of merchants — including EasyPark—  who can offer the point-of-sale China RMB payments in all major Canadian cities, from coast-to-coast.

“Our low-fee service scans the QR code in mobile phones, so payments can be made easily and safely through the hugely-popular WeChat Pay and Alipay apps,” says Eric Paquet, Motion Pay’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Paquet adds, “It provides businesses like EasyPark with a turn-key payment solution and a big advantage attracting greater numbers of Chinese customers.”

 

About Motion Pay – www.motionpay.ca
Motion Pay Technology Inc is the first Canadian company to have working partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay, the largest mobile payment providers in China. It gives Canadian businesses fully integrated payment services designed to attract greater sales opportunities from the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who travel and live in Canada.

About EasyPark – www.easypark.ca
Founded in 1947, EasyPark’s mission is straightforward: “To make parking easy”. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, its mandate is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking, with operations that include 135 parking facilities in 60 client accounts in B.C., who are part of the EasyPark brand.

MEDIA CONTACT:

 

Eric Paquet, President and COO
Motion Pay Technology Inc.
(514) 771-4000
eric.paquet@motionpay.ca

 

Greg Watrych, Client Relations Manager

EasyPark

604.717.7364

greg@easypark.ca

City of Ottawa honored the founder of Motion Pay Technology the 6th annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson presented the sixth annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards at TiE Ottawa’s annual entrepreneurship conference, TiECon Canada. Riven Zhang, the founder of Motion Pay Technology Inc, is one of the four recipients of this honor.

Each year the City of Ottawa celebrates and recognizes the success and contributions of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now make Ottawa their home. The awards have been presented annually since 2012.

Riven was nominated by Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center (OCCSC) thanks to his significant contributions to the Ottawa Chinese community in more than a decade. The nomination also recognized his business innovation spirit and entrepreneurship. Founded in 2015 by Riven, the Ottawa-based Motion Pay Technology Inc. provides Canadian businesses with fully integrated payment services designed to attract greater sales opportunities from the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who travel and live in Canada.

The Mayor of Ottawa also stressed that he is expecting more and more Chinese tourists coming to Canada as 2018 will be the “Year of Canada-China Tourism”. Riven’s business could potentially make further contributions to the nation’s economy by empowering Chinese consumers to shop in Canada more easily and conveniently using their Alipay and Wechat Pay accounts.

Motion Pay Technology Inc – www.motionpay.ca – is an Ottawa-based high tech company and the first Canadian company to have working partnerships with Alipay and Wechat pay, the largest mobile payment providers in China. Motion Pay offers secure and flexible solutions for online and in-store payment processing across a wide variety of markets through retail stores, internet and mobile channels.

 

Mayor of City of Ottawa Jim Watson, Motion Pay CEO Riven Zhang, city councillor Riley Brockington

Motion Pay CTO Shen Shen, CEO Riven Zhang, President&COO Eric Paquet.