Well, we did it again folks!
HE is the first American web hosting company to introduce Alipay as a method of payment for our customers. “What is Alipay?” you ask. Alipay is the preferred method of payment for China. Think of it as their PayPal. It is well known and trusted, and gives the Chinese consumer peace of mind when it comes to online purchases. It makes buying from America much more attractive.
Next question you’re probably asking yourself is “Why am I reading about a service I will never need?” Promoting the use of Alipay is not the intention of this blog (Actually we rely heavily on messenger pigeons to do the bulk of our promotions). The real purpose of this blog is to show you HE’s flexibility and responsiveness to you, our customers.
One of our Chinese affiliates asked us to consider offering Alipay. According to an article in China Tech News , the number of members have grown from 57 million in 2008 to over 150 million as of April of this year. Alipay reaches more than half of the people who use the web in China. Also of interest are the demographics of Alipay members. They are young (83% are between 21 and 35) and their spending is increasing faster than other segments of the population.
So, a few weeks after the original request – we are the first American Web Hosting company to offer this payment method!
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Feel free to send your ideas or suggestions by responding to this post. We might not be able to adopt all your ideas but at least you know we listen!