Payment processing, risk and alternative payments specialist WorldPay has opened its first China sales office in Shanghai, which the company said will service the increasing global ambitions of Chinese businesses.
The office is headed up by Tang Kok San, vice president (VP) business development China, and will offer all of the company’s e-commerce customer-facing functions, including relationship management and corporate support.
“The Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and there is huge interest from merchants to pursue international opportunities,” said Ron Kalifa, WorldPay vice chairman.
“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. Our intention is to build a strong sales presence in China – we have an aggressive recruitment and expansion plan.
“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.”
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