Its entry into Israel comes as a result of partnering with Israel Credit Cards (ICC, CAL) and OneBill, according to reports.
Israeli jewelry stores Diamond Mines, Caprice as well as skincare brand AHAVA are the first to accept Alipay. Other retailers will soon follow.
Li Wang, head EMEA at Alipay told PYMNTs:
Chinese travelers are seeking to travel and pay with only their mobile phone when they are abroad – just as they do when they are in China. So, we are excited to see our partners bringing Alipay to the Middle East for Israeli experiences, local shops and in-flight payments.