After expanding its presence in China with the Chinese resellers UCRobotics, Bitmap3D and Elite Robotics, MakerBot has recently announced the collaboration with Alipay, a Chinese online payment platform.
MakerBot’s online consumers will now be able to purchase their 3D printing and scanning products using the Alipay ePass payment option.
“We are always looking for ways to simplify the buying experience for our customers,” noted Jenny Lawton, acting CEO of MakerBot. “Offering an Alipay ePass checkout option for our Chinese customers is another way we are working to simplify the process. We are excited to add Alipay to our roster of partners.”
“Alipay and MakerBot have come together to provide what we believe to be a seamless shopping experience for Chinese customers and give them direct access to MakerBot products and solutions,” said Jingming Li, president and chief architect of Alipay U.S. “We expect our partnership to help unleash the creativity of China’s entrepreneurs and innovators in education, health and business by offering them the opportunity to use the latest 3D printing technology and play a part in the dynamic global MakerBot community.”