Alipay is a digital wallet in China that has more than a billion active users worldwide. Alipay users can pay on the web or on a mobile device using login credentials or their Alipay app. Alipay has a low dispute rate and reduces fraud by authenticating payments using the customer’s login credentials.
Chinese consumers, overseas Chinese, and Chinese travelers
CNY, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, SGD, MYR, NZD, USD (depending on business locations)
Payment method family
Standard payout timing applies
Partial (request an invite to create charges on behalf of other accounts)
Refunds / Partial refunds
Yes / yes
Prohibited business categories
Both Stripe and Alipay maintain a list of prohibited businesses that aren’t allowed to use their services. To use Alipay on Stripe, your business can’t be restricted from using Stripe or appear on Alipay’s prohibited business list. If you’re not sure if your business is a prohibited business, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact support.
You don’t actually have to integrate Alipay and other payment methods individually. If you use our front-end products, Stripe automatically determines the most relevant payment methods to display. Follow a quickstart for one of our hosted UIs:
After setting up your payment form, activate the payment methods you want using the Stripe Dashboard.
Payment Links also supports adding Alipay from the Dashboard.
If you prefer to manually list payment methods, learn how to manually configure Alipay as a payment.
Alipay payments have a low risk of fraud or unrecognized payments because the customer must authenticate the payment, so no dispute process exists that could create chargebacks and withdraw funds from your Stripe account. If an Alipay user contacts them about a problem with a transaction, they may direct that user to you for a resolution.
You can refund Alipay payments up to 90 days after the original payment. Refunds for Alipay payments are asynchronous and take up to 5 minutes to complete. Stripe notifies you of the final refund status using the
charge.refund.updated webhook event. When a refund succeeds, the status of the Refund object transitions to
succeeded. If a refund fails, the status of the Refund object transitions to
failed and Stripe returns the amount to your Stripe balance. At this point, you need to arrange an alternative way of providing your customer with a refund.
You can create Alipay payments in the currencies that map to your country. The default local currency for Alipay is
cny and customers also see their purchase amount in
|Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
If you have a bank account in another currency and would like to create an Alipay payment in that currency, you can contact support. Support for additional currencies is provided on a case-by-case basis.