PayPal's Braintree powers payments for companies like Airbnb, Eventbrite, Pinterest and Uber. The simple-to-integrate platform allows merchants to accept a host of payment options (credit, debit, contactless and more) for online, mobile and in-store purchases. Now, there’s a new payment choice joining the party: Come 2017, Visa Checkout will become one of Braintree’s offerings as part of its SDK. This is just one more way PayPal and Visa are partnering on the acceleration of digital payments worldwide (learn more about this partnership here).
"Visa Checkout brings familiarity and trust into new digital shopping experiences for Braintree customers—some of the most innovative merchants driving ecommerce and m-commerce today," said Sam Shrauger, Visa’s senior vice president, digital solutions. "We’re thrilled to be partnering with PayPal and Braintree to expand our acceptance network in the digital world, and to make cards work better online and on any device."
For those new to the online payment service: Visa Checkout allows Visa cardholders to pay online or via mobile without having to enter their account details every time, easing the whole online checkout process. Hundreds of thousands of online retailers, including Starbucks, Walgreens and Best Buy, are already using Visa Checkout to offer shoppers a simple way to speed through checkout. It has more than 14 million consumer accounts in 16 countries and will soon become available in India and five more European countries by the end of 2016.
"Offering simple and easy access to Visa Checkout through Braintree's platform reinforces our commitment to merchants…" said Juan Benitez, GM, Braintree, "and it will be an important way we continue to expand on our partnership with Visa."