UnionPay, PayTabs team up to support online shopping in UAE

China’s UnionPay International (UPI) has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s payment solutions provider PayTabs to provide online shoppers in the UAE with an alternative payment method.

PayTabs merchants can now offer UnionPay cards as an alternative payment method to online shoppers in the country.

The partnership will cater to thousands of PayTabs merchants in retail, travel, hospitality, healthcare, education, F&B, and other industries.

It will help them improve their checkout experience for customers and boost sales, noted UnionPay.

Simultaneously, UnionPay cardholders can also benefit from transaction categories such as taxi booking, ordering food, making a hotel reservation, shopping for clothes or groceries online, and more.

Through this partnership, PayTabs merchants can tap into UnionPay’s card network. To date, UnionPay has issued a total of eight billion cards worldwide.

Commenting on the partnership, PayTabs founder and CEO Abdulaziz Al Jouf said: “We are in the business of assisting thousands of merchants globally to understand their customer’s local alternatives to making payments.

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