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What is the difference between Alipay online and Alipay offline?

Alipay online

Alipay offline

Remote transactions. E.g. website checkout or WeChat Mini Programme payments.


In-person transactions, where you and your customer are face-to-face.

International payments

Remote, cross-border transactions are not permitted. E.g. if you are in the UK but your customer is in China.

Domestic payments

Domestic transactions, where you and your customer are in the same country are permitted.

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