Tap into Chinese e-Commerce with UnionPay

UnionPay is a financial services company located in China which was found in 2002. It offers major card scheme as well as bank card services, it is working under the approval of PBOC, the People’s Bank of China. Additionally, UnionPay is the sole Chinese interbank which connects almost all ATMs of banks located in China. It is known to be the largest association in the world for both credit and debit cards.

China UnionPay

How to use NextPay to accept UnionPay payments?

  • Initially, the client needs to access merchant’s website using NextPay.com payment service to get the payment issued in a simple process that contain the value to be paid, kind of service and the recipient address. Figure 1 shows this process and the redirection message to the Bank of Beijing for payment completion.

Figure 1. Processing a Payment through NextPay.comPayment Page NextPay

  • The client chooses his/her bank in China and selects the direct bank debit, then the order will be converted to the Chinese currency in case it was inserted in a foreign currency, as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2. Conversion of base currency to Yuan (CNY)

Currency Conversion Yuan

  • The customer is redirected to his/her account in the bank to insert their bank account’s credentials as represented in figure 3.

Figure 3. Processing of payment through the Chinese bank account

Bank Payment UnionPay

Finally, after payment confirmation, the client is redirected to NextPay with the payment order result. He is redirected back to merchant website after completing the process.

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Online payments

  • UnionPay provides a very high level of security for processing online transactions.
  • Online shopping becomes easy and accessible for all customers who desire to make online purchases at any shop or grocery that approves Unionpay.
  • The gross amount of transactions made by Unionpay cards were more than 41.1 trillion yuan (6.03 trillion USD) in 2014

Target market

  • UnionPay has established its existence in more than 160 countries that cover over 2 million ATMs and around 35 million merchants.
  • The year to year growth level of Unionpay cards was evaluated at 31.2% which is a remarkable increase in its development.
  • UnionPay worked on advertising hot offers at several merchants, some of which are represented in the list as: Beverly center, duty-free shops of some airports, South coast plaza, the metropolitan museum of art, as well as several outlets.
  • Customers who use NextPay Commerce can enable Unionpay after contacting the customer service representative at: info at nextpay.com

Payment methods

  • The number of shoppers in China is expanding daily, which is expected to reach one trillion dollar by year 2020.
  • Over 18% of Chinese shoppers go to third party domestic online payment solutions.
  • Equal share of about 15% each for both who prefer to use online banks and those who use offline credit cards.
  • Unionpay is considered to be the third payment provider in China in terms of popularity, with a market share of 11.5% after Alipay and Tenpay which represent 51% and 18.6%, respectively.

Customers who use NextPay Commerce can enable UnionPay after contacting the customer service representative at: info at nextpay.com

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