Airwallex’s new app enables payments from overseas

Fintech platform Airwallex has launched a new app on Shopify that merchants can integrate into their online stores to accept payments from global customers.

Called the Airwallex Online Payments App, this payment gateway plugin is offered through Airwallex’s payment acceptance solution which covers a wide range of payment methods. These include Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay bank cards, and more than 30 other local payment methods across the Asia-Pacific and Europe, such as GrabPay in Southeast Asia, WeChat Pay in APAC, and Bancontact and Sofort in Europe.

“Our app is one of many offerings we have built to help merchants accept cross-border payments,” says Ravi Adusumilli, senior vice president of partnerships at Airwallex.

“In this case, by using an Airwallex account, merchants can gain secure access to a multitude of payment methods, both globally and locally, in a convenient, fast and affordable way possible.”

In addition to being able to accept payments globally, Airwallex merchants can also receive settlements in more than seven major currencies, including US dollars, thus avoiding unnecessary currency conversions and related fees. Merchants are also able to accept payments directly into their Airwallex multi-currency wallets and pay out with borderless cards or transfers.