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Alipay Cross border

Fruhmann edited this page Mar 21, 2019 · 2 revisions

Alipay Cross-border is one of the most popular wallet systems in China. It makes international online shopping easy for Chinese consumers: they can pay using Renminbi (RMB). Alipay Cross-border makes the currency exchange and remits the sum in the currency of the merchant.

Alipay Cross-border Configuration

  1. Select System/Configuration/Payment Methods.
  2. Click Wirecard Alipay Cross-border to open the Alipay Cross-border configuration page: Alipay Cross-border Configuration

Payment Action

Alipay Cross-border payment allows only the payment action Purchase, which triggers the transaction type debit for Alipay Cross-border.

Successful transactions (i.e. payments for orders) are captured/invoiced automatically and do not have to be confirmed manually.

Send Additional Information

If this field is set to Yes, additional data will be sent for the purpose of fraud protection. This additional data includes billing/shipping address, shopping basket, and descriptor.

Note: The additional information includes the descriptor even if the descriptor option is set to No.


The descriptor is the text representing an order on the consumer's bank statement issued by their bank. It provides information for the consumer, as it associates a specific debit on the consumer's account with the respective purchase in your shop.

  • If the descriptor is set to No, the consumer's bank generates a default entry for each purchase.

  • If the descriptor is set to Yes, the default descriptor text consists of up to 9 characters of the shop name and the full order number. The default maximum length is 20.
    To modify the descriptor, use the method getDescriptor in the file lib/WirecardEE/PaymentGateway/Service/PaymentHandler.php.

    • Allowed characters: umlaut, 0-9,a-z,A-Z, , +, ,, -, .
    • Max. length: 27 characters.

Set this feature to Yes to send the descriptor with each request/response.

Supported Post-Processing Operations

Alipay Cross-border supports the post-processing operation Credit Memo.

Credit Memo triggers the transaction type refund-debit. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in Magento order management will be updated to status Closed.

You also have the option of partial Credit Memo. Partial Credit Memo is possible until the payment has been refunded in full.

For a step-by-step guide to canceling, invoicing and refunding payments, go to our Post-Processing Operations Workflow page.

Please be aware that stock management is not included in the post-processing operations triggered in the Wirecard extension but only in Magento order management.

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