Chinese visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum will have the chance to enjoy a more convenient and cashless visit and shopping experience with Alipay, finishing payments within seconds for both tickets and merchandise in the museum shop. Transactions in the Museum will be initiated in EUR and billed in RMB to the consumers Alipay account. The currency conversion is done by Alipay, which is China’s leading online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group.
By introducing Alipay at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Mercedes-Benz Group continues its dedication to providing the best customer experience tailored to its Chinese customers. The Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz Museum was becoming the first German automotive museum to introduce this popular mobile payment service.
In 2016, the largest number of foreign visitors to the museum, at around 10 percent, was from China, as was the eight-millionth visitor to the museum on February 14 this year. With this convenient payment service, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is expected to attract even more Chinese visitors, allowing them to learn more about the profound history as well as the innovation highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Group and its Mercedes-Benz brand.