Zhejiang Alipay Internet Technology, the online payment subsidiary of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, has announced that its payment website will support Mozilla's Firefox browser, making Alipay one of the first Chinese online payment platforms to fully support non-Microsoft browsers.
Users of Firefox 1.5, 2.0 and 3.x editions can install Alipay's security control program that is specially designed for the Firefox browser through an automatic installation function and all of Alipay's functions will be available to them. At present, Mozilla has started to provide the download service of Alipay's security control program on its official website.
At the same time, Alibaba's other subsidiary Taobao.com is developing relevant plug-ins for its instant messaging software, Taobao Wangwang. After completion, users of the Firefox browser will be able to enjoy the same online shopping experience created by Taobao.com, Wangwang and Alipay as users of the Internet Explorer browser.
In addition, Alipay has launched a multi-browser plan and the third-party payment platform will soon support more non-Microsoft browsers, including Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari.