Beijing / Stuttgart – an auspicious day according to Chinese tradition, the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz Museum began accepting Alipay payments, bringing more convenience to its Chinese visitors and becoming the first German automotive museum to introduce this popular mobile payment service.
From now on, Chinese visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum will have the chance to enjoy a more convenient and cashless visit and shopping experience with Alipay, finishing payments within seconds for both tickets and merchandise in the museum shop. Transactions in the Museum will be initiated in EUR and billed in RMB to the consumers Alipay account. The currency conversion is done by Alipay, which is China’s leading online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum documents over 130 years of automobile history, complete from the very first day, with 160 vehicles and more than 1,500 exhibits on display on nine levels. In 2016, the largest number of foreign visitors to the museum, at around 10 percent, was from China, as was the eight-millionth visitor to the museum on February 14 this year.
By introducing Alipay at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Daimler continues its dedication to providing the best customer experience tailored to its Chinese customers. With this convenient payment service, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is expected to attract even more Chinese visitors, allowing them to learn more about the profound history as well as the innovation highlights of the Daimler Group and its Mercedes-Benz brand.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Mercedes-Benz Museum: www.mercedes-benz.com/museum
About Daimler Greater China
Daimler Greater China Ltd. (DGRC) was founded in Beijing in 2001, and is responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Trucks and Buses, Daimler Financial Services and Daimler Global Parts and Services in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. China has been the largest single market for Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles worldwide since 2015. From January to July 2017, Mercedes-Benz posted in China an increase in sales of 34 percent, to more than 340,000 vehicles. Daimler continuously invests in its business units in China. For instance, on July 05 of this year, Daimler and BAIC signed a framework agreement on a further investment of five billion RMB for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and battery localization at their joint venture, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC). With its innovative products, customer-focused services, continuous investments, and long-term alliances with strong local partners, Daimler Greater China has consistently proven its commitment to its Chinese customers.