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Citcon to offer plug-ins connecting merchants with Alipay, WeChat Pay, UnionPay

Citcon, a Santa Clara, California-based payments platform that helps merchants accept mobile wallets, will introduce a set of plug-ins built for e-commerce platforms that will allow them to accept alternative payment methods, including Alipay, WeChat Pay, China UnionPay and credit cards without coding.

The plug-ins will work with many of the world's top e-commerce platforms, including Shopify, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Magento, SAP Hybris, Woo Commerce, API Cloud and others to be released later in 2020.

"APMs are shaping the future of eCommerce," Chuck Huang, founder and CEO of Citcon, said in a press release. "Citcon's mobile payment network system provides a scalable, innovative and cost-effective solution across online, mobile and in-store commerce channels."

The company cited data showing e-commerce shopping during April and May was 7% higher than levels seen during the 2019 holiday shopping season, reaching more than $153 billion, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index. The same data showed BOPIS levels were up 195% in May, compared with the same year-ago period.