Visa Checkout will now be available to merchants and consumers across France, India, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom this year.
Visa Checkout brings the security and convenience of the Visa card to the digital world, creating a better way to pay with mobile and connected devices.
Visa Checkout is extending its international availability as eCommerce is also increasing in usage among consumers across the world, particularly on mobile devices.
Online and mobile commerce are among the fastest growing shopping channels, with mobile specifically growing at a rate of 32 percent annually.
Since its introduction in 2014, Visa Checkout has launched in 16 countries, with usage growing to more than 11 million consumer accounts and acceptance by more than 250,000 merchants. In 2016, the service will reach a total of 22 markets around the world, including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
According to new independent research from comScore, Visa Checkout significantly increases sales conversion for online merchants. Visa Checkout customers in the United States completed 86 percent of transactions compared to 73 percent for PayPal Express Checkout and 57 percent for traditional merchant checkout options. Visa Checkout customers are also more active online shoppers in general, completing 30 percent more transactions per person than the overall population of online shoppers.
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