China: Economy and e-Commerce

Home to the largest population of any nation in the world, China also has the largest e-commerce market in the world. Unlike western markets, credit cards are not the dominate payment method. Offering third-party payments is essential to having any success in China. Worldline connects online merchants to UnionPay and Alipay customers.

Preferred card schemes in China

54.1% China UnionPay
25.0% Visa
17.7% MasterCard

Preferred third-party payment options in China

48.7% Alipay
19.4% Tenpay
11.2% China UnionPay Merchant Services


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