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20 Million People Have Signed Up For Visa Checkout
26 Apr
Mobile payments are gaining momentum, and that’s being demonstrated by the success of Visa Checkout, the online payment option for folks with a Visa card and a mobile device, desktop, or laptop computer. More than 20 million people have signed up for the service since it was rolled out in 2014.

With Visa Checkout, customers can pay for purchases in just a few clicks, using any electronic device that allows them to surf the web. Online shopping is quicker and more streamlined with the service, which simplifies the checkout process in a securely encrypted digital environment.

“Reaching 20 million enrolled accounts is a huge achievement and further affirms Visa Checkout’s purpose of bringing the trust and security of your Visa card to the evolving digital world,” said Sam Shrauger, senior vice president of digital solutions at Visa Inc.

Major merchants participate in Visa Checkout across the globe

Along with account growth, more merchants have also signed on to participate in Visa Checkout. Alaska Airlines, Avis Budget, Cole Haan, Emirates Airline, FIFA, HSN, Marriott, Sam’s Club, and Walmart recently signed on, joining other merchants who were already utilizing the digital payments platform. These include Best Buy, Starbucks, Papa John’s, and StubHub. All told, there are now about 300,000 merchants offering the Visa Checkout experience to customers.

The expansion of Visa Checkout shows no signs of slowing; the company plans to extend its roll out to Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine in 2017. Countries that already offer Visa Checkout include the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Columbia, Singapore, Spain, Ireland, and Poland, among others.

Samsung Pay partnership offers even faster payment

Visa Checkout has partnered with Samsung Pay to allow people to use Samsung fingerprint-identification technology to pay for purchases with the touch of a finger. All people need to do is set up fingerprint authentication on their Samsung device, click the Visa Checkout/Samsung Pay co-branded button, and then touch the fingerprint sensor. There is not need to enter a username and password.

Just be careful your kids don’t get ahold of your phone and go on a shopping spree, or that you don’t engage in a late night shopping habit yourself. Visa Checkout and Samsung Pay make it possible to shop quickly, securely, and easily – but you still have to pay the credit card bill at the end of the month.

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