Toronto, ON, June 7th, 2021 – OTT Pay, the leading Canadian payment company helping merchants meet the needs of the ever-growing Chinese market, and Imperial are joining forces to offer a national payment acceptance program, allowing customers to pay with WeChat Pay and UnionPay at Esso and Mobil locations across Canada.
This partnership started as a small pilot program in select Canadian markets in British Columbia and Ontario in 2020 and based on the positive response from users is now available across the country. Customers paying for their fuel, convenience items or car washes can now scan the QR code inside the station and then enter the value of the transaction to pay with either WeChat Pay or UnionPay in the digital wallet on their smartphone.
“We are thrilled to partner with Imperial to help Chinese consumers make seamless payments in Canada with these Chinese mobile payment wallets,” said Alex Liu, CEO of OTT Pay Inc. “We are confident that Esso and Mobil will see the benefit of offering WeChat Pay and UnionPay to their customers.”
This program allows customers to pay with their Chinese mobile payment method of choice, with WeChat Pay and UnionPay seeing over 1 billion active users worldwide. Chinese payment methods are popular with Chinese Canadian residents, students and tourists who are able to use their preferred payment method through a digital wallet as opposed to using alternate currency conversion methods.
“We know our customers value convenience and having quick, secure ways to pay,” said Mark Annett, Canada Marketing Manager for Imperial. “OTT Pay provides our valued customers one more way to pay, making filling up at Esso and Mobil stations even easier.”
To find out more about this program and participating stations, visit campaign.ottpay.com/instantpay-en
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OTT Pay is Canadian-owned and part of the OTT Group of Companies, which has been operating multiple lines of business in the financial services industry since 2006. Members of the OTT Group of Companies are governed by several different regulatory bodies, including IIROC, CIPF and FINTRAC. OTT Pay provides secure, fast, and easy payment solutions allowing for seamless transactions, both in-store and online. As a PCI DSS accredited payments company, we are the Canadian leader in enabling businesses to accept QR code-based digital payment methods such as WeChat Pay, Alipay, and China UnionPay.
After more than a century, Imperial continues to be an industry leader in applying technology and innovation to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources. As Canada’s largest petroleum refiner, a major producer of crude oil, a key petrochemical producer and a leading fuels marketer from coast to coast, our company remains committed to high standards across all areas of our business.