Create and fund Alipay account
How Residence of Nigeria can have their own Alipay account set up, Verified and funded.
In our last tutorial on how you can buy directly from the manufacturer without using procurement agent, I told you then that Alipay and WeChat are the essential tools you need to buy on 1688.com without using procurement agents. Despite it restrictions, Alipay account is still very easy to set up and you can use it at the convenience of your home.
Before divulging into how you can set up, verify and fund your Alipay account, let us firstly look into the benefits attached to this account.
Benefits of Alipay Account
1. Shop on most of Chinese website, including Taobao, 1688.com and Tmall
2. Transfer money to your friends
3. Pay credit card bills
4. Invest in a mutual fund with Alibaba
5. Pay phone bills
6. Go Dutch
7. Get a taxi
8. Check bank balance
9. In-store purchase for selected supermarket, restaurants and vending machines
Alipay Account Requirements
- International Passport
- Master/Verve Card
How to Create and Verify Alipay Account
Before you can create the account, you must have had an account with either 1688.com or taobao.com and if you are yet to do that, learn how to do that HERE before proceeding with the following steps below:
1. Download the Alipay APP
Go to your Google play store and type “Alipay” and tap on your search button.
Install the app and input the same username and password of your either 1688.com or taobao.com(the same username and password works for the three accounts)
2. Open the “Me” section of the APP
3. Enter the “My Account: Cards, Membership” section
4. Tap on the “My Cards – Add Now” button
5. Set a six digit payment password
8.Fill your bank card information
Make sure to enter your name the way it is displayed in your bank statements.
Enter your ID details:
As Nigerian, Select Passport as ID type
9. Enter the SMS phone verification confirmation code.
And that’s it, you’re done!
How to fund your Alipay Account
As a Nigerian, you cannot fund your Alipay account yourself unless you have Chinese MasterCard, you need an exchanger that will fund it for you, you will send barcode to the exchanger with naira equivalent and he/she will credit your account with yuan.
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