The taxi app Kuaidi, which is venture backed by Alibaba, now supports Alibaba’s payment solution Alipay in 40 Chinese cities, covering more than 400,000 taxi drivers, according to Alipay. Alipay was integrated into Kuaidi in May 2013.

The payment process with the latest version of Kuaidi has been improved that customers only need to type in taxi fares. Drivers who don’t have Kuaidi app in their smartphones can also take Alipay payments through QRcodes, if customers’ phones have Alipay Wallet app. Alipay Wallet itself will soon have a taxi booking feature, the company disclosed.

To encourage drivers and customers to use Alipay, the payment company rewards 10 yuan (roughly $1.5) for each transaction — Drivers can get cash rewards for up to five transactions each day and customers can enjoy that twice daily.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com