PayPal to end partnership with AliExpress

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 03, 2011 6:13 AM

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - EBay's online payment unit, PayPal, will end its year-old partnership with AliExpress, the wholesale website of, from August 3, PayPal said on Friday.

"PayPal remains deeply committed to China by providing Chinese merchants access to a safer and easier way to sell to millions of our users all over the world. And our business is strong," Dickson Seow, director of communications for PayPal Asia Pacific, said on PayPal's blog.

PayPal said its total payment volume in China was more than $4.4 billion in 2010, up 44 percent from a year earlier. is a unit of Alibaba Group, which is in turn 40 percent owned by Yahoo Inc.

No reason was given for why both parties decided to end their partnership.

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(Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Matt Driskill)