GCash now makes your much deserved trip hassle-free and even more exciting as it partners with Alipay+, a suite of global cross-border digital payments and marketing solutions by Ant Group.
Being the first e-wallet in the Philippines to enable cross-border payments, GCash allows Filipinos to have more convenient payment experience when they travel abroad with over 1 million merchants to choose from. You can now conveniently pay for meals, shopping, and experience amazing possibilities at Alipay+’s partnering merchants across the region.
“Through our partnership with Alipay+, users now can travel with ease knowing they can take control of their budget by enjoying real-time forex when paying. On top of that, GCash users will not be subject to any service fees and they can access a wide variety of promos and discounts within the app,” said CEO of GCash, Martha Sazon.
Using the app while traveling overseas also helps in keeping your travel budget in check. You don’t need to carry as much cash to pay for expenses since your funds are safely saved in your account.
The GCash and Alipay+ partnership is currently available in top travel destinations in Asia including South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, and more countries in the pipeline.
For those flying to South Korea, you can use the app in Alipay+ partner establishments located at Myeong-Dong, Dong Dae Moon, Hong Dae, Itaewon, and at Seoul Namsan Tower. These include Hyundai DFS, Lotte, Line Friends, Shilla DFS, Haidilao, Starbucks, and Paris Baguette. While those who are traveling to Malaysia, can take advantage of this service in various convenience stores like KK Mart and Happy Mart, food options such as Tealive, Mydin and Dunkin Donut, and even baking goods at Bake with Yen.
In the meantime, those traveling to Singapore can use the GCash app at Lotte and Shilla Duty Free shops at Changi Airport, Bengawan Solo, Swensens, Fragrance and when taking a ComfortDelgro Taxi.
In Japan, you can find several retail and food merchants in select cities like Shibuya, Asakusa, Shinjuku, Odaiba where you can shop at places like Takashimaya, Isetan Shinjuku, Odakyu, and 24hr department store Don Quixote, Rayard Miyashita Park and Tokyo Solamachi Mall, or eat at favorites like Ichiran Ramen, Kani-Doraku, and Kura Sushi.
Look for establishments with an in-store display of the Alipay+ sign. To use GCash to pay overseas, simply tap the “QR” button on the GCash dashboard and either scan the QR code of the merchant or tap “Pay abroad with Alipay+” which will lead to a QR code that will be generated for the merchant to scan.
For more information on Pay Abroad with Alipay+, visit http://gcash.com.