Visa announced Thursday (April 6) Visa Checkout is enjoying strong growth, reaching more than 20 million enrolled accounts.
In a press release, Visa said that as consumer adoption of Visa Checkout has increased, so has interest from merchants that want to join the platform. Some of those recent merchant additions include HSN, Alaska Airlines, Avis Budget, Cole Haan, Emirates Airline, FIFA, Marriott, Sam’s Club and Walmart, Visa said. Visa already has 300,000 merchants using the service, including Best Buy, Starbucks, Papa John’s and StubHub.
“Visa Checkout continues to simplify the online checkout process for consumers while helping merchants increase sales and convert items in the cart to completed purchases,” says Sam Shrauger, senior vice president, digital solutions at Visa, in the press release. “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.”
In addition to reaching 20 million enrolled consumers, Visa announced it will continue to expand Visa Checkout to new markets in 2017 with planned expansion to Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. Visa Checkout is already in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
What’s more, Visa said that last week it inked a partnership with Samsung that will enable Samsung Pay users in the U.S. to link their Samsung Pay account with a Visa Checkout account.
“We are very excited to be working with Visa to offer simple, fast and secure checkout experiences to millions of Samsung Pay users on their mobile devices or desktop,” said Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, in the same press release. ”Our partnership benefits not only Samsung Pay users but also hundreds of thousands of online merchants who are looking for effective ways to increase their checkout conversion rates.”