LONDON | Worldpay has opened its first China sales office in Shanghai to service the increasing global ambitions of Chinese businesses. The Shanghai office is headed up by Tang Kok San, VP – Business Development China, and will offer all of Worldpay’s e-commerce customer-facing functions, including relationship management and corporate support.
'Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly'
Ron Kalifa, WorldPay Vice Chairman, says: “The Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and there is huge interest from merchants to pursue international opportunities. However the global e-commerce landscape is complex, so it’s important that businesses seek expert advice from an experienced international payments provider to successfully navigate new territories. Given Worldpay’s global reach and unparalleled number of payment types, we’re the perfect partner to help Chinese customers achieve international success.”
Partnerships with Alipay and China Union Pay
Worldpay is no stranger to the Chinese e-commerce landscape. The company has been helping international businesses successfully reach Chinese consumers for many years and has lasting partnerships with China’s largest payment brands, Alipay and China Union Pay. Ron Kalifa adds: “Our intention is to build a strong sales presence in China – we have an aggressive recruitment and expansion plan.
'Access to international markets'
“Our immediate goal is to provide Chinese merchants with greater access to international markets. We also look forward to continuing to support our local partners, Alipay and China Union Pay. Importantly, our presence on the ground ensures that we continue to strengthen our market understanding as the Chinese e-commerce landscape rapidly evolves.”
Worldpay is a leading global provider of payment and risk services, processing millions of transactions every day. Worldpay is a unification of seven leading retail payment solutions and offers a range of services including acquiring, gateway, alternative payments, risk management, and mobile payments. WorldPay became an independent company in December 2010. www.worldpay.com
Sourced from Worldpay, April 17th, 2014