Alipay+Alipay+

What is the Alipay+ Developer Center

The Alipay+ Developer Center is a platform for Alipay+ Acquiring Service Providers (ACQPs) to develop, test, and launch Alipay+ payment products. It offers direct access to a growing number of tools and resources, which can speed up and empower your integration.

This chapter introduces the navigation design of the platform and integration modes that can be performed in the Alipay+ Developer Center.

Navigation

The Alipay+ Developer Center is designed to have a horizontal navigation bar, which consists of the following sections:

  • Home to find your account information, read the integration guide to get started, and browse all applications included in your integration.
  • Applications to conduct main tasks for integration, such as application creation, sandbox development, acceptance testing, and going live.
  • Resources to access Alipay+ SDKs.
  • APIs to refer to Alipay+ API documentation and try our API Explorer.

To navigate yourself to try more features on different pages, see Key pages.

Integration modes

The Alipay+ Developer Center provides two integration modes for ACQPs as below.

  • Self-integration mode: In this mode, Alipay+ ACQPs integrate Alipay+ payment products by themselves, for example, employees who are working for these companies. For step-by-step instructions on how to integrate in this mode, see Integrate in the self-integration mode.
  • TSP mode: In this mode, ACQPs integrate Alipay+ payment products by cooperating with TSPs. For step-by-step instructions on how to integrate in this mode, see Integrate in the TSP mode.

The following table lists the advantages and disadvantages of the two integration modes.

Self-integration mode

TSP mode

Advantages

The time, cost, and quality of the integration are more controllable.

  • Internal technical resources are saved.
  • By cooperating with multiple TSPs in different countries and regions, diverse commercial needs are met.
  • Through cooperation, the ACQP can leverage the TSP's local resources to acquire more merchants.

Disadvantages

Internal technical resources are required.

  • More coordination is needed to meet the requirements on time, cost, and quality of the integration.