DFS Group and Ant Financial Introduce Alipay at DFS, San Francisco International Airport

DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has partnered with Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba Group, to launch Alipay at DFS, San Francisco International Airport, the first offline retailer in California to provide Alipay’s mobile payment option. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN FRANCISCO--()--DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has partnered with Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba Group, to launch Alipay at DFS, San Francisco International Airport, the first offline retailer in California to provide Alipay’s mobile payment option. Alipay, which provides consumers with fast, easy and safe mobile payment, caters to DFS’ global customer base that seeks out convenience and service when shopping in travel retail.

“DFS is thrilled to partner with Ant Financial to bring leading mobile payment system Alipay exclusively in California to DFS, San Francisco International Airport,” said Mark Sullivan, Managing Director North America, DFS Group. “Here at DFS, we strive each day to ensure our customers receive the world’s best in customer service which means continuously innovating the shopping experience to meet their needs. With demand for mobile payment growing throughout retail, we are confident that with Alipay as our exclusive partner, customers will be delighted with this new and convenient approach to shopping with DFS.”

To celebrate the launch, DFS will offer shoppers an exclusive promotion until November 30, offering 20 percent off key Origins beauty products when purchasing with the Alipay mobile app.

“DFS represents the most innovative approach to travel retail and we are excited to partner with them to continue to evolve this experience with the introduction of Alipay,” said Souheil Badran, President and General Manager, Alipay North America.

This is the sixth DFS location to implement Alipay’s mobile payment system, which is also available at T Galleria stores in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as DFS, Hong Kong International Airport.

About DFS Group

DFS Group is the world’s leading luxury travel retailer. Established in Hong Kong in 1960, DFS Group continues to be a pioneer in global luxury travel retail, offering its customers a carefully curated selection of exceptional products from over 700 of the most desired brands through 420 boutiques on four continents. Its network consists of duty free stores located in 17 major global airports and 18 downtown Galleria locations, as well as affiliate and resort locations. The Group is privately held and majority owned by the world’s largest luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), alongside DFS co-founder and shareholder Robert Miller. DFS Group employs over 9,000 people focused on creating inspiring retail experiences for its customers. In 2015, over 164 million travelers visited DFS stores. DFS is headquartered in Hong Kong and has offices in Australia, Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit www.dfsgroup.com.

Contacts

DFS Group
Colleen T. Leahy, +852-2732-5407
Corporate Communications Manager
colleen.leahy@dfsgroup.com

Contacts

DFS Group
Colleen T. Leahy, +852-2732-5407
Corporate Communications Manager
colleen.leahy@dfsgroup.com