Richmond, BC- The Richmond Chamber of Commerce and MotionPay Technology Inc. announced a launch event for their new groundbreaking partnership, which is designed to provide exclusive access to Richmond Chamber members on merchant services processed via WeChat Pay and Alipay. The event, taking place on April 26th in Richmond, is an introductory breakfast, will feature experts in the field.

Chamber President & CEO Matt Pitcairn commented, “we’ve found that payment solutions are critical for business success, especially for cross-border business.

When we learned WeChat Pay is one of the two largest mobile payment platforms in China, we knew we needed to give our members preferred access to this lucrative market.“

WeChat Pay has 963 million monthly active users and 768 million daily active users. The other major payment platform is Alipay, which, with 450 million registered users and 270 million monthly active mobile users, recorded $1.7 trillion USD total payments in 2016.

Pitcairn continued, “with a cross-border payment solutions combining both WeChat Pay and Alipay, members will be given business access to China’s most widely used payment platforms, which in turn enables these Members to engage commerce with hundreds of millions of Chinese who shop outside of China, and all shoppers worldwide.”

Eric Paquet, President of MotionPay said “As the first and the largest provider of Alipay and WeChat Pay payment solutions in Canada, Motion Pay offers a suite of many different in-store and on-line payment services that are most convenient and highly secured which empowers merchants to win Chinese consumers with their preferred payment method. “

“Just like hundreds of merchants across Canada, we trust that RCC members will see immediate value and tangible benefits in adding Alipay and WeChat Pay payment services to their business offer.”

The Richmond Chamber is hosting an introductory breakfast for members and business owners to familiarize themselves with this new-to-Canada technology on April 26th. Details and registration information can be found at

Eric Paquet, President of MotionPay Technology Inc. and Matt Pitcairn, President & CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce shake hands on the historic partnership between their organizations. 

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based non-profit membership association, celebrating over 90 years of commitment to make Richmond the most prosperous and favorable place to do business. 

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Matt Pitcairn 
President & CEO 
Richmond Chamber of Commerce 

T: 604-278-2822 ext. 108
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