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Braintree mobile payments to include Visa Checkout

Both PayPal and Visa announced that the credit card service would soon be available to the platform’s merchants.

Visa and PayPal have both announced that Braintree mobile payments using merchants will soon have access to Visa Checkout. Braintree is PayPal’s payment processing company catering to online companies. Some of the more notable brands using these mobile payments include Uber, Pinterest, Airbnb and Evenbrite.

With Braintree, merchants can accept a spectrum of different types of online payment options.

The Braintree mobile payments platform lets merchants accept transactions by way of a mobile app, online and in-store. Soon, it will also include Visa Checkout as an option. In this way, Visa cardholders will be able to make a payment to these merchants using any connected device. Visa Checkout is already being used by several online merchants including Walgreens, Best Buy and Starbucks.

A statement from the credit card company pointed out that Visa Checkout will bring familiarity to Braintree mobile payments.

Braintree mobile payments - Open Sign with VisaVisa senior vice president of digital solutions, Sam Shrauger, said “With the Visa card at the center of the payment experience, Visa Checkout brings familiarity and trust to digital shopping offered by Braintree’s customers — some of the most innovative merchants driving eCommerce and mCommerce today.” He also added that Visa is “thrilled” with their new partnership with Braintree and PayPal for improving the way credit cards work on any connected device.

Merchants in the United States will gain access to Visa Checkout through the Braintree SDK in early 2017. The seamless integration of that SDK makes it possible for merchants to enable new buying experiences and payment options. At the moment, there are 14 million consumer accounts with Visa Checkout as well as thousands of merchant accounts.

This new agreement between PayPal and Visa has arrived at a time when some of the heat has eased in the rivalry between the two companies. They announced a strategic partnership in July. That brought the largest global payment network together with the biggest digital payments network. With Braintree mobile payments there will be improved choice for consumers paying with PayPal accounts. The companies feel this is taking them both “on a new path.”

Visa aims to make mobile payments faster with update to Visa Checkout

Visa Checkout service has been improved to highlight the convenience of mobile commerce

Visa wants to make the mobile commerce process faster and is working to improve its Visa Checkout service. Visa Checkout was first introduced in 2014 as a way for Visa to compete with PayPal and other companies. The service allows merchants to embed interactive buttons on their sites and mobile applications, allowing consumers to make payments without having to navigate away from these sites or apps. The service had succeeded in generating strong support among consumers, but Visa is keen to make the service faster in order to highlight the convenient nature of mobile payments.

Payments made through Visa Checkout will now be faster

When Visa Checkout was first launched, consumers would have to input a username and password in order to complete a transaction. Now, however, the service has been updated to require only a password. Customers using the service now see a picture of a card where the Visa Checkout button used to be. Swiping right on the card on a mobile device asks users to input a password and this makes the mobile payments process much quicker.

Access to Visa Checkout is expanding to more merchants interested in connecting with mobile shoppers

Visa - Mobile PaymentsVisa is also expanding access to its Visa Checkout service. When first launched, Visa Checkout was only available to merchants selling digital goods and services. Some merchants were able to use the service if they delivered goods to physical stores for later pickup. Now, Visa Checkout can be used by merchants that ship products directly to customers over the next few months. Visa expects that this will be a big hit with mobile shoppers, who are already convinced of the convenience of mobile commerce.

Visa is making mobile commerce more secure and convenient

Convenience is one of the most attractive aspects of the mobile payments field. Many consumers have opted to use their smartphones to shop for and purchase products due to this convenience. Visa has also succeeded in making the mobile commerce space safer for consumers, which has further encouraged their participation in this sector.