Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse announced Monday that Lowe’s credit card holders will be able to receive and pay their bills online, effective immediately.
Through a relationship with CheckFree i-Solutions, the leading provider of interactive e-billing and e-statement applications, Lowe’s six million credit card holders can view and pay their Lowe’s credit card bills at their choice of nearly 275 financial services sites and Internet portals.
To begin managing their accounts online, Lowe’s customers can start at the lowes.com home page then click, Save Some Time. At this page, Lowe’s customers can learn more about the benefits of electronic billing and payment and where to enroll. Once the Lowe’s customer decides where they want to pay their bill, they can review their bill detail and approve their payment with the specified payment amount deducted electronically from their designated bank, credit union or brokerage account in a matter of minutes.
“Online account management is an important way we are adding convenience for our customers through lowes.com,” said Matt Deeter, vice-president of Lowe’s Internet business group. “In addition to shopping for close to 10,000 products on our enhanced site, a consumer can view and pay their credit card bill from their choice of financial services and Internet portal sites.”
“National retailers such as Lowe’s understand the value of building relationships online with electronic billing and payment services as an integral part of their Internet initiative,” said Tom Stampiglia, president of CheckFree Software Division. “Lowe’s credit card customers will experience the convenience of paying their Lowe’s credit card bills and other accounts electronically to save time every month, thereby freeing up more time for things they would rather be doing, such as home improvement.”
In November, Lowe’s re-launched lowes.com, adding an e-commerce component to the site. The new site, which continues to give advice to the do-it-yourselfer through its nearly 1,000-project how-to library, made available for purchase more than 3,000 major appliances and 8,000 tools. More products will be added in the coming months. Customers may have their items shipped to them from Lowe’s stores or warehouses, or may choose to pick up their orders from a convenient Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse store. Lowes.com also rolled out a full complement of e-Customer Service options for its customers, which now also includes online credit card account management.
CheckFree ([http://www.checkfree.com]), is the leading provider of financial electronic commerce services and products. Founded in 1981 and celebrating its 20th year in e-commerce, CheckFree launched the first fully integrated electronic billing and payment solution in March of 1997. Today, CheckFree services enable 4.4 million consumers to receive and pay bills over the Internet or electronically. The Company has multi-year contracts with 222 of the nation’s top billers to provide online billing and payment through its network of partnerships with nearly 275 financial services organizations, including banks, brokerage firms, Internet portals and content sites, and personal financial management (PFM) software. CheckFree i-Solutions is the leading provider of interactive e-billing and e-statement software and services that enable companies to transform bills and statements into interactive conduits for customer relationship management, marketing and customer self service.
With 2000 sales of $18.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is the world’s second largest home improvement retailer. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, N.C., Lowe’s is the 15th largest retailer in the U.S. as well as the 34th largest retailer worldwide. Lowe’s and its 100,000 employees are Improving Home Improvement for nearly five million do-it-yourself retail and commercial business customers each week at more than 600 stores in 40 states. For more information, visit or shop lowes.com.