Online Shopping Made Simple, Easy, and More Secure with Visa
20 Sep 2016
Visa, a global payments technology company, is proud to announce that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have joined Visa Checkout. These include Aramex Global Shopper, Discovery, Emirates Airline, TicketPro, WebTickets and YuppieChef.
Shoppers can now enjoy this digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that’s connected to the Internet, with just a few clicks.
Enrolling in Visa Checkout is a simple, one-time process, taking only a few minutes. Consumers simply store their shipping and payment information in a secure account with Visa once, and they never have to re-enter it again when shopping online at all merchants globally who offer Visa Checkout.
Online shoppers in South Africa can use any Visa debit or credit card or even other branded cards to shop online at any of the above-mentioned merchants. The service is a card for the digital world and takes away the frustration that many online shoppers face in having to submit large amounts of information – such as their name, card numbers and billing address – each time they want to make an online purchase.
Geraldine Mitchley, Head of Emerging Products and Innovation for Visa in Sub Saharan Africa, said: “We are proud to introduce Visa Checkout in South Africa. With more than 250,000 global merchants and more than 15 million registered users globally, we believe Visa Checkout will prove to be another success in South Africa. As we partner with a number of forward thinking merchants in market, we hope that more and more merchants, bank card issuers and consumers will see the benefits of this seamless and secure experience while shopping in-app or online.”
Speaking on behalf of Yuppie Chef, CIO Steve Porter said: “Visa Checkout has helped reduce friction at checkout and has had a significant impact on average basket size. Feedback from our customers has been positive and we are looking forward to continued growth in Visa Checkout as more merchants come online.”
A study done in late 2015 in the US found that Visa Checkout helps ensure a browsing customer converts into paying customer, as 86% of customers enrolled with Visa Checkout completed their transactions. Fifty-one percent are more likely to complete a transaction compared to customers who have to enter card and address information manually in the traditional online checkout path. Also, Visa Checkout allows retailers to tap into the trust consumers have in the Visa brand. More than 96% of Visa Checkout customers said that they felt secure when making a purchase.
To find out more about Visa Checkout see the infographic What-is-Visa-Checkout-Infographic.pdf
For further information and to enrol with Visa Checkout please click here.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.
Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.
Joe Public United Building,
Nicol Main Office Park,
2 Bruton Road,
+ 27 (0)10 591 7770