Mastercard, the credit card company, announced Tuesday (May 2) that it has expanded its long-standing relationship with General Motors.
In a press release, Mastercard said that customers at more than 4,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships in the United States, as well as online customers, will soon be able to order and pay for ACDelco and other service parts, accessories such as Chevrolet Performance Parts, Maven car-sharing services, OnStar guidance, security and data plans and over-the-air updates for OnStar Go using Mastercard’s payment gateway. The gateway enables fast and secure electronic credit and debit card processing.
“As a global transportation company, GM committed to a digital roadmap that enables eCommerce at every point of engagement with franchisees, providers and customers. Mastercard is pleased to provide the network coverage and payment gateway that offers the benefits of centralized management at headquarters with the flexibility of meeting the needs of individual business outlets,” said Tim Fletcher, senior vice president, Payment Gateway Services, Americas, Mastercard, in the press release.
The new platform for GM builds on the two companies’ existing relationship, in which Mastercard provides the GM Rewards Card program. Mastercard said that since 1992, cardholders have earned rewards to help purchase more than 7.3 million cars, trucks and crossovers. The payment gateway solution draws on the Mastercard network for its global connectivity to enable payment acceptance from all brands via digital channels.
“Working with Mastercard will help us deliver the best possible customer experience by aligning all of our business units and dealers under one payment gateway that is fast, secure and has global scale,” said Ed Vogt, GM’s director of eCommerce, U.S. sales operations, in the same press release.