Chinese online payment platform Alipay has announced that it has reached cooperation with the Japanese department store Marui to provide overseas payment services to Marui's online shopping website focused on the Chinese market.
To attract Chinese customers, Marui's online shopping website has launched a series of promotions. From June 15 to 30, 2009, users who buy products from Marui's Chinese online shopping website will gain free delivery and they can get gifts valued at JPY1,000 by mere registration on the website, said a person in charge of the website.
Prior to this, Jshoppers.com, the online shopping website of the Japanese mail-order operator Nissen Group, also entered the Chinese market by similar cooperation with the e-commerce platform of Baidu.com.
Alipay is the online payment service of B2B Internet behemoth Alibaba.