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What is Secure Payment?

Alibaba.com's Secure Payment service is powered by Alipay, the largest third-party online payment service provider in China, and a related company of Alibaba Group. It provides protection for both buyers and suppliers engaged in international trade.

Secure Payment holds buyers’ payments while orders are being processed and delivered. When both buyer and supplier have verified that the transaction is complete, then the money is released.


For buyers, your payment will only be released to the supplier after you confirm satisfactory receipt of your order.

For Suppliers, Secure Payment verifies the payment details for every transaction and you are only required to ship the order after your confirmation of payment receipt by Alibaba Singapore City Bank.

Alibaba.com supports Visa, MasterCard, Western Union, and bank transfer (T/T). To learn more about payment methods on Alibaba.com, please refer to the following table:

Shipping Method

Payment Method

Maximum Order Amount (USD)

Minimum Order Amount (USD)



MasterCard /Maestro



T/T (Bank Transfer)

No Limit


Western Union






Web Money






Please note this service is now only available for Express order.

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