Learn more about Alipay and its payment workflow.

Alipay, the payment method from China’s Alibaba, is the most used online payment method in China. When your customer chooses to pay with Alipay, they will be redirected to an Alipay payment page where they can sign in to their account or conveniently pay by scanning a unique QR code.

If you serve many Chinese customers, we recommended that you offer Alipay.

As a merchant, you must have your own Alipay account to offer this payment method.

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  • Convenience: Your customer can quickly pay by scanning a QR code with their Alipay app.
  • Smooth checkout flow on mobile or desktop
  • Preferred payment method for Chinese customers

Payment workflow

The following diagram explains the workflow for Alipay payments.


Step 1: Create an Alipay payment type resource.

A resource ID is generated in the response and is used in the workflow to complete the payment.

Step 2: Make a charge transaction with the Alipay resource that you created.

Step 3: Forward the customer to the redirectUrl that is displayed in the charge response.

Step 4: Once the customer makes the Alipay, redirect the customer to the returnURL specified in the initial charge call.

Step 5: After the transaction, display the result to the customer in the front end of the online shop.

Integration options


Quickly integrate with Unzer without any programming knowledge

Payment pages

Use pre-built, configurable all in one pages with your own mix of payment methods

UI Components

Use pre-built forms and quickly integrate with minimum work on the client side

Own UI

Integrate with Unzer using your own payment form

Accept Alipay with UI components

Use Unzer UI component to add Unzer Alipay payment to your checkout page.

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Accept Alipay with server-side-only integration

Build your own payment form to add Alipay payment to the checkout page.

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Manage Alipay payment

Manage Alipay payments

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