Alibaba’s cashless payment services Alipay has partnered with McDonald’s to introduce its tech into the fast food chain’s app which it claims will boost operational efficiency and deliver a more seamless experience for users.
The tech is being trialled in Hong Kong. It will allow AlipayHK users to use the e-wallet to order food and pay in McDonald’s App on smartphones and then redeem rewards.
"We have been committed to expanding our electronic payment platform to give customers’ unparalleled experience with McDonald’s in recent years. Since our collaboration with AlipayHK last year, customers have greatly enjoyed various special and incredible offers,” explained “Randy Lai, chief executive, McDonald’s Hong Kong.
“To enhance co-operation, AlipayHK e-wallet is available in McDonald’s App for mobile ordering and payment from today, along with paying with credit cards and cash. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to AlipayHK for giving full support to McDonald’s Hong Kong and a wide array of exclusive offers to our customers. We will be dedicated to bringing our customers the next generation of premium restaurant experience.”
Currently, Alipay customers can use the e-wallets to make payment in nearly 10,000 restaurants but the company is hoping that with McDonald’s on board then more restaurants will be incentivized to join.