Skype Chooses GlobalCollect for Alternative Payment Methods Processing
Skype, the Global Internet Communications Leader Now Accepts Local Non Credit Card Payment Methods in Local Currencies Through GlobalCollect's International Electronic Payment Platform. The Large Choice of Payment Methods Makes It Even Easier for Skype's Customers to Access Its Premium Offerings from Anywhere in the World
“We are very pleased to welcome Skype as one of our customers, and we are confident that the addition of local payment methods will further strengthen the worldwide success of Skype.”
GlobalCollect, the leading Payment Service Provider today announced it has been selected by Skype to process payments for its premium offerings. For Skype, GlobalCollect will process local bank transfer payments in local currencies worldwide, including real-time online bank transfers in countries where this payment method is available.
Alternative payment methods such as local bank transfers offer various major advantages for online merchants as well as for their customers. With an almost non-existent percentage of fraudulent transactions, bank transfer payments provide merchants with more security than credit cards. For online shoppers, local bank transfers in local currencies are very customer friendly. The amount to be paid is calculated in a local currency and no credit card information needs to be provided online. Alternative payment methods are a way for merchants to considerably increase their customer base with shoppers who prefer not to use their credit card online, and in countries where credit cards penetration is low, such as in several Asian countries (China, Japan) and many European countries (Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy).
Michael Jackson, head of paid services at Skype says: "We identified GlobalCollect as a leading payment service provider for non-credit card payments. The possibility to accept local bank transfers in over 50 countries through one single technical and administrative interface is an efficient way to ensure our customers will be able to pay with a familiar payment method, in their currency."
Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect adds: "We are very pleased to welcome Skype as one of our customers, and we are confident that the addition of local payment methods will further strengthen the worldwide success of Skype."
Skype is the world's fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video communication for free. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers. Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). To learn more visit skype.com.
Skype is not a telephony replacement service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
GlobalCollect provides international payment services for non face-to-face businesses including Internet, mail and telephone order. For more than a decade, GlobalCollect has had successful track record with collection and reconciliation of payments, invoice printing and distribution in over 200 countries. GlobalCollect's payment solutions and its unique and international banking network enables businesses to accept the widest range of local payment methods in local currencies. Through one single technical and administrative interface, its online payment platform offers a combination of all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, cheques, bank transfers and invoices.
More information about GlobalCollect is available at www.globalcollect.com