Feb. 9, 2018 (Toronto, Ont.) — OTT Pay Inc., a Canadian payment firm, is pleased to announce that the two largest Chinese mobile payments are now available at select Cadillac Fairview (CF), Canada’s preeminent real estate owners with leading shopping centres across Canada, locations.
“With many CF shopping centres designated as official tourist destinations, tourism continues to play a big role in our retail business,” commented Christine Poirier, Director, Loyalty, Cadillac Fairview. “At Cadillac Fairview, our focus is on delivering great experiences that give our shoppers inspiration and efficiency, and we’re pleased to partner with OTT Pay to provide our shoppers with the ability to make seamless transactions via WeChat Pay and Alipay through our CF SHOP! card.”
By using these mobile apps, customers can spend and shop just as if they were at home in China to make purchases at select CF shopping centres by purchasing a CF SHOP! card at Guest Services. The two payment apps have over 960 million and 520 million monthly active users respectively.
To date, Cadillac Fairview has adopted these two payment systems at the following CF shopping centres:
- CF Pacific Centre (Vancouver, BC)
- CF Richmond Centre (Richmond, BC)
- CF Chinook Centre (Calgary, AB)
- CF Masonville Place (London, ON)
- CF Markville Mall (Markham, ON)
- CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto, ON)
- CF Sherway Gardens (Toronto, ON)
- CF Fairview Pointe Claire (Pointe-Claire, QC)
“OTT is extremely excited to be partnering with Cadillac Fairview to continue our vision in connecting Canadian retailers with Chinese consumers in their premier shopping centres across Canada.” said Alex Liu, Vice President of OTT Financial Group. “Through this partnership with Cadillac Fairview, we are able to develop a more welcoming shopping experience to Cadillac Fairview’s Chinese consumers who will enjoy the ease of shopping at CF’s retailers while paying in Chinese Yuan through their existing mobile wallets.”
With this partnership, OTT and Cadillac Fairview will collaborate in strategic marketing campaigns to broaden our scope, and to continue delivering a more seamless and engaging shopping experience to Chinese customers. To kick start this partnership, CF Markville Mall in collaboration with OTT Pay, will be hosting a Lunar New Year festival event on Feb 17th, 2018. To take part in this event, come join us at CF Markville Mall in Markham for a Lunar New Year photo experience, and for your chance to win a $100 CF SHOP! card. Wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous and happy 2018 Lunar New Year!
As an official payment service and marketing partner of WeChat and Alipay, OTT Pay Inc. is a leading platform that seamlessly connects Canadian merchants to Chinese consumers. OTT Pay Inc. has partnered with Tourism Toronto and Tourism Montreal to promote Canada-China trade and tourism. OTT Pay Inc. is a member of the OTT Group of Companies, a diversified financial services group that has been delivering trusted financial services to the Chinese-Canadian community since 2006. The Group provides services in securities distribution, investment brokerage, asset management, and foreign exchange. For more information about OTT Pay, please visit www.ottpay.com
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at around $29 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval. For more information, please visit www.cadillacfairview.com