Alipay Now Available at Several Walgreens Locations

Alipay will be available at more than 7,000 stores nationwide.

Officials with Walgreens this week announced that Alipay, which is a mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, will soon be available at thousands of Walgreens locations throughout the United States.

Alipay serves 1 billion users worldwide, and is currently available at 3,000 Walgreens stores including cities where Alipay users travel the most, such as New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas. By April, Alipay’s availability will expand to more than 7,000 Walgreens locations across the nation.

The Alipay collaboration will allow Walgreens to further meet the unique needs of the more than 4 million Chinese travelers who are in the U.S at any given time, Walgreens officials said in a press release. Walgreens will be the largest U.S. drugstore chain to deploy Alipay, providing Alipay users with potential economic savings as credit cards typically have a higher foreign transaction fee.