Alipay is teaming up with Canadian cross-border payment provider SnapPay to bring the popular mobile payment app to grocery chain FoodyMart, a move that will further expand Alipay’s footprint in North America.

SnapPay, a Canadian partner of Alipay International, allows merchants in Canada and the US to accept digital payments from Chinese consumers in their local currencies using the Alipay app. The company said the solution benefits both retailers and consumers by reducing fees for merchants and lowering cost of purchase for consumers.

“North American retailers gain access to billions of untapped potential revenues by simply offering their customers the option to pay with the mobile apps and currency that they’re familiar with,” said Chris Renton, Chief Growth Officer of SnapPay.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.