MakerBot Launches Alipay ePass for Online Customers in China
MakerBot Customers in China May Pay at Checkout with Alipay on
MakerBot Web Store
BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MakerBot in partnership with Alipay is excited to announce
that online consumers in China will now be able to purchase MakerBot®
Replicator® 3D Printers, MakerBot Filament and the MakerBot Digitizer™
Desktop 3D Scanner using Alipay ePass payment option. The Alipay
integration comes on the heels of MakerBot expanding its presence in
China with its Chinese resellers, uCRobotics, Bitmap3d and Elite
Robotics. MakerBot believes that with the addition of Alipay ePass even
more consumers in China will be interested in purchasing MakerBot 3D
printing and scanning products.
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is
working toward setting the standard in desktop 3D printing worldwide and
is excited to offer MakerBot customers in China the opportunity to log
in to their Alipay accounts during checkout on makerbot.com
to utilize Alipay payment options from their Alipay accounts.
"We are always looking for ways to simplify the buying experience for
our customers," noted Jenny Lawton, acting CEO of MakerBot. "Offering an
Alipay ePass checkout option for our Chinese customers is another way we
are working to simplify the process. We are excited to add Alipay to our
roster of partners."
"Alipay and MakerBot have come together to provide what we believe to be
a seamless shopping experience for Chinese customers and give them
direct access to MakerBot products and solutions," said Jingming Li,
president and chief architect of Alipay U.S. "We expect our partnership
to help unleash the creativity of China's entrepreneurs and innovators
in education, health and business by offering them the opportunity to
use the latest 3D printing technology and play a part in the dynamic
global MakerBot community."
The Alipay ePass solution provides payment, logistics and marketing
support to help global brands and retailers connect with Chinese
consumers. For more information: visit http://global.alipay.com/epass.
For more information on MakerBot and its products visit makerbot.com.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by
setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.
Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of
desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers
worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and
consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
Launched in December 2004 and operating as an important participant in
Alibaba Group's ecosystem, Alipay (alipay.com)
provides a secure, trustworthy and convenient way for individuals and
businesses to make and receive payments online and on mobile phones.
Alipay offers payment and/or escrow services for transactions on Alibaba
Group's marketplaces as well as to third parties in China. It is the
principal means by which buyers and sellers settle transactions on
Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com. According to iResearch, Alipay is the
largest third-party online payment service provider in China by total
payment volume. Alipay is a related company of Alibaba Group and
provides payment and/or escrow services for Alibaba Group's marketplaces
through contractual arrangements.
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Jenifer Howard, +1-347-676-3932 (o)
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