The Holiday Season might be over in the Western world—but not in China! —with the Lunar New Year (LNY) or Spring Festival just around the corner. The LNY date is decided by the Lunar Calendar and this year it falls on Friday, February 12. China’s public Holiday will be from February 11-17, with the 15-day-long festivities culminating at the end of the month with the Lantern Festival.
Chinese New Year is widely popular in China and among Chinese communities around the world, celebrated with traditional LNY activities such as putting up cultural decorations, big family dinners and gatherings, firecrackers and fireworks, exchanging famous red envelops filled with money, and of course… shopping.
Although the 2021 celebrations will likely look different because of the pandemic, Lunar New Year is still a great opportunity for Canadian businesses to promote their products and services and to connect with Chinese consumers. Over the last year, OTT Pay has worked tirelessly with merchants from every industry—especially smaller retailers—to help them accept mobile payments and bolster their e-Commerce presence quickly to take advantage of the shift to online shopping. And as the official authorized partner of Alipay, WeChat Pay, UnionPay, Visa and Mastercard in Canada, OTT Pay can also provide its merchant with a full marketing package to help them get listed and noticed by Chinese customers on Alipay and WeChat.
These are challenging times, but with the right partner and innovative digital payments e-Commerce solutions, your business can still take advantage of 2021 Lunar New Year to reach new customers and generate sales.
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