Visa announced today the launch of Visa Checkout in Hong Kong. First launched in July 2014 in the US, Canada and Australia, Visa Checkout is a quick and easy way to pay online, on any device in just a few clicks. Because Visa Checkout stores billing and shipping data, shoppers can check out in seconds on any device.
Consumers in Hong Kong are tech savvy and more connected than ever. Internet penetration stands at 79% and nearly four in five Hongkongers own a smartphone. Ecommerce is on the rise as well, with mobile shoppers making 23% more purchases on the go as compared to 2014 and cross-border purchases increasing by nearly the same amount.
“As more and more people across our region turn to their mobile devices to shop, the time has never been better to introduce a streamlined way to pay on similar devices with a brand that consumers already know and trust,” said Caroline Ada, Country Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, Visa. “With Visa Checkout, consumers not only can pay in just a few clicks, they can also enjoy a peace of mind of using one of the most secure online payment services in the world.”
Easier Way to Pay
Visa Checkout is a streamlined checkout experience that is intuitive to use and saves shoppers time. Users simply enter a username and password to pay, rather than a 16-digit credit card number and expiry date at every transaction. Online purchases can easily be completed by using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. Customers never have to leave the merchant’s website to complete a purchase.
For online merchants, Visa Checkout helps provide a quick and easy checkout experience to enhance satisfaction and encourage customers to return to the site for repeat purchases. Visa Checkout drives higher conversion rates, a 66% improvement over traditional checkout. Moreover, customers using Visa Checkout have higher-than average transactions and complete more transactions overall.
Visa Checkout is now accepted at a wide variety of online merchants in Hong Kong, including Broadway Circuit, DimBuy, Hong Kong Airlines, PARKnSHOP and Zuji, providing Hongkongers greater convenience and ease in paying for movie tickets, travel, fashion items and groceries online.
“Going for movie is a popular leisure activity for Hong Kong people. With Visa Checkout, movie lovers, even with a small screen on their smartphones, can organize cinema trips and purchase movie tickets with just a few clicks.” said Grace Cheung, General Manager of Broadway Circuit. “We are keen to provide our customers an enhanced and seamless online purchase experience, so they can enjoy convenience and great movies at any time.”
PARKnSHOP’s, Head of eCommerce, Rex Wong added, “Visa Checkout expedites online payment, and PARKnSHOP has been offering online purchase services since 1998. We’re delighted to make Visa Checkout available to our valued customers who deserve a simple way to purchase groceries and daily necessities online. Hong Kong people are extremely busy, so by offering a quick and easy online payment solution, our customers can enjoy everyday shopping on our emarketplace.”
In addition, Visa Checkout is available to thousands of online merchants through payment gateway provider CyberSource, a wholly-owned subsidy of Visa Inc., and the leading payment gateway provider in Asia – AsiaPay.
Visa and our key merchants are pleased to bring these special offers for Visa Checkout users:
|Merchant||Special Offers With Visa Checkout*|
|Waived service charge for first 2 online tickets purchased at Broadway Circuit / AMC Cinemas from December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, and February 25 to May 17, 2016|
|DimBuy.com||Up to 1kg off Air Freight Rates from now through February 17, 2016|
|Hong Kong Airlines||Free access to Hong Kong Airlines’ VIP Lounge Club Bauhinia from now through December 14, 2015|
|PARKnSHOP||From now through December 31, 2015, HK$100 Visa Checkout discount when making first-time online purchase over HK$800. HK$60 MoneyBack discount upon any single online purchase of HK$800 with MoneyBack card|
|Zuji.com||Up to HK$300 cash rebate on flight or package bookings from now through January 15, 2016|
*Terms and conditions apply.
Since its launch in 2014, more than seven million users have signed up for Visa Checkout accounts. More than 250,000 large and small merchants and 470 financial institution partners from around the world offer Visa Checkout. These represent some of the biggest retailers on the internet, including Abercrombie, Orbitz, Shutterfly and Virgin America.
Visa Checkout is available in 16 markets around the world. These include: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Sign up for Visa Checkout at any time through a participating bank, or merchant checkout page or directly at www.visacheckout.com/hk.