USA/CHINA. DFS Group has partnered with Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba Group, to launch Alipay at San Francisco International Airport. The company is the first offline retailer in California to provide Alipay’s mobile payment option.

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Technology breakthrough: DFS is the first offline retailer in California to provide Alipay’s mobile payment option

“DFS is thrilled to partner with Ant Financial to bring leading mobile payment system Alipay exclusively in California to DFS, San Francisco International Airport,” said DFS Managing Director North America Mark Sullivan. “Here at DFS, we strive each day to ensure our customers receive the world’s best in customer service which means continuously innovating the shopping experience to meet their needs. With demand for mobile payment growing throughout retail, we are confident that with Alipay as our exclusive partner, customers will be delighted with this new and convenient approach to shopping with DFS.”

To celebrate the launch, DFS will offer shoppers an exclusive promotion until 30 November offering -20% off key Origins beauty products when purchasing with the Alipay mobile app.

“DFS represents the most innovative approach to travel retail and we are excited to partner with them to continue to evolve this experience with the introduction of Alipay,” said Alipay North America President and General Manager Souheil Badran.

This is the sixth DFS location to implement Alipay’s mobile payment system, which is also available at T Galleria stores in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as DFS, Hong Kong International Airport.

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DFS introduces Alipay to a new location in its network, with the payment option also available at T Galleria stores in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as at Hong Kong International Airport