MakerBot Launches Alipay ePass for Online Customers in China

MakerBot Customers in China May Pay at Checkout with Alipay on MakerBot Web Store

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 11, 2014MakerBot in partnership with Alipay is excited to announce that online consumers in China will now be able to purchase MakerBot® Replicator® 3D Printers, MakerBot Filament and the MakerBot Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner using Alipay ePass payment option. The Alipay integration comes on the heels of MakerBot expanding its presence in China with its Chinese resellers, uCRobotics, Bitmap3d and Elite Robotics. MakerBot believes that with the addition of Alipay ePass even more consumers in China will be interested in purchasing MakerBot 3D printing and scanning products.

MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is working toward setting the standard in desktop 3D printing worldwide and is excited to offer MakerBot customers in China the opportunity to log in to their Alipay accounts during checkout on makerbot.com to utilize Alipay payment options from their Alipay accounts.

“We are always looking for ways to simplify the buying experience for our customers,” noted Jenny Lawton, acting CEO of MakerBot. “Offering an Alipay ePass checkout option for our Chinese customers is another way we are working to simplify the process. We are excited to add Alipay to our roster of partners.”

“Alipay and MakerBot have come together to provide what we believe to be a seamless shopping experience for Chinese customers and give them direct access to MakerBot products and solutions,” said Jingming Li, president and chief architect of Alipay U.S. “We expect our partnership to help unleash the creativity of China’s entrepreneurs and innovators in education, health and business by offering them the opportunity to use the latest 3D printing technology and play a part in the dynamic global MakerBot community.”

The Alipay ePass solution provides payment, logistics and marketing support to help global brands and retailers connect with Chinese consumers. For more information: visit http://global.alipay.com/epass. For more information on MakerBot and its products visit makerbot.com.

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.

About Alipay

Launched in December 2004 and operating as an important participant in Alibaba Group’s ecosystem, Alipay ( alipay.com) provides a secure, trustworthy and convenient way for individuals and businesses to make and receive payments online and on mobile phones. Alipay offers payment and/or escrow services for transactions on Alibaba Group’s marketplaces as well as to third parties in China. It is the principal means by which buyers and sellers settle transactions on Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com. According to iResearch, Alipay is the largest third-party online payment service provider in China by total payment volume. Alipay is a related company of Alibaba Group and provides payment and/or escrow services for Alibaba Group’s marketplaces through contractual arrangements.

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