WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barclaycard US will promote mobile and online commerce by encouraging its cardholders in the U.S. to save their card to Google Wallet which enables consumers to securely and easily shop online where they see the 'Google Wallet Buy' button or in-person using the Google Wallet mobile app.
Consumers who use their Google Wallet with their Barclaycard account will receive all the benefits and rewards they typically receive when using their Barclaycard – as part of a new, simple and easy-to-use experience.
Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, will encourage cardholders to save their card to Google Wallet through a simple and secure click-to-add process and select it as their default payment choice. Once signed up, Barclaycard cardholders will see a full-color image of their card as a Google Wallet payment option – promoting usage and confidence about which payment account is being used.
“We’re excited to put this new mobile capability – to search, shop and buy – into the hands of consumers,” said Dekkers Davidson, Head of Mobile Commerce for Barclaycard US. “Google Wallet is a compelling solution for consumers that makes doing business faster and more rewarding and will make the experience with Barclaycard even more simple and easy to use.”
Google Wallet customers can save time and money by shopping with Google Wallet – which stores payment cards and special offers in their Google Account. Customers can use their Google Wallet at brick-and-mortar merchants that accept Google Wallet by tapping their Near Field Communications-enabled phone at point of sale terminals that accept contactless payments. When shopping online at merchants that accept Google Wallet, consumers can quickly pay by signing into their Google Wallet account and clicking ‘pay.’
"We're thrilled to partner with Barclaycard US to make Google Wallet available to its cardholders,” said Frank T. Young, Commerce Business Development Manager for Google Wallet. “Through this partnership, Barclaycard US members can easily save their cards to Google Wallet and make simple and quick purchases at 200,000 in-store locations and thousands of retailers across the web.”
Consumers will realize the added benefit of access to offers and rewards in the application. As an example, Google Offers automatically sync to the consumer’s Google Wallet and participants can also store many of their favorite reward accounts in the app. The technology is made safer and more secure through a Google Wallet PIN and with underlying, anti-fraud technology.
Google Wallet will initially be promoted to Barclaycard customers in the L.L.Bean and US Airways co-branded card programs. Barclaycard US and Google will work to enable additional programs in the future.
About Barclaycard US
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The company employs 1,300 associates and was named a Top Workplace in Delaware in 2012. For more information please visit www.barclaycardus.com.