MENTOR, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardinalCommerce, the world-leader in enabling remote commerce (internet, mobile, etc.), and Visa today announced the integration of V.me by Visa, enabling Cardinal's thousands of merchant customers the ability to add V.me through their existing relationships with Cardinal.
V.me provides merchants with the secure, hassle-free, checkout experience that merchants and customers demand. The payment method is now live with the Scentiments.com standard eCommerce and mCommerce sites and is also now available to all CardinalCommerce enabled merchants. "Providing a single, cross-channel solution is necessary with today's shoppers moving fluidly between devices when making purchases whenever and wherever they'd like," said Howard Wyner, Chief Executive Officer, Scentiments.
The inclusion of V.me in Cardinal's flagship platform, Cardinal Centinel®, allows eCommerce merchants the ability to accept the payment product with little to no disruption to their backend payment processes. "Our Centinel platform offers merchants streamlined integration to all alternative payment and checkout methods, authentication and a variety of other payment services" said Tim Sherwin, Executive Vice President/Co-Founder, CardinalCommerce. "Supporting V.me is a natural extension of our mission to normalize payments through a single integration with little to no effort or time on the part of our customers. Cardinal's existing Centinel merchants can leverage the framework already in place to easily add V.me to their desktop, mobile, or tablet checkout environment."
A Streamlined Consumer Checkout Experience
V.me simplifies the payment experience for customers, allowing them to checkout with a username and password. "We feel that V.me meets the growing needs of our customers and will help convert our ever growing tablet and mobile device shoppers," said Wyner. "It complements our existing payment solutions and shows our customers that we are growing and changing with them." Customers can store Visa and other payment card accounts and shipping addresses in their V.me account. In just a few clicks, consumers can confirm their payment details and complete their checkout without ever leaving the merchant's environment. "To us it's all about the customer experience. When hearing about the simplicity and security of V.Me we looked to Cardinal to help integrate because they also host our mobile website and being an existing Centinel customer made it a seamless and integration free experience," said Wyner.
Increased Conversions for Merchants
"The entire checkout process stays on the merchant's page with minimal steps to maximize conversion when using V.me," said Jennifer Schulz (@Jen_Schulz), Global Head of eCommerce, Visa Inc. "V.me frees online shoppers from having to repeatedly enter account number, and bill-to/ship-to information when making a purchase online. We believe shopping online should be simple, secure, and personal, and V.me delivers on that promise." In addition to offering users a simplified checkout experience, V.me account holders can set personalized transaction alerts based on spending thresholds and other criteria on enrolled Visa accounts.
CardinalCommerce has been a pioneer in the remote payments industry since 1999 and is a branded global leader in enabling authenticated payment transactions in the electronic commerce and remote commerce markets.
Cardinal's SaaS software platforms for merchants, banks, processors and transaction supply chain providers create friction-free interoperability among otherwise disparate and incompatible operating systems. Cardinal's platforms enable technology-neutral authentication across a wide range of applications. The Company's proprietary, patented solutions easily facilitate the addition of new technology for remote distribution channels through a single connection. This allows merchants to securely accept payments from the entire financial transaction ecosystem.
The universe of payments spans from traditional credit and debit card brands like MasterCard and Visa, to established and emerging alternative payment brands like PayPal™, Green Dot®, and Alipay. In accommodating this growing number of payment brands and methods, and these technology and authentication approaches within legacy infrastructure, Cardinal's platforms serve as universal switches, supporting virtually all merchant platforms, wallets, processing systems and authentication methodologies.
CardinalCommerce is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and services a worldwide Customer base from facilities in the United States, Europe and Africa. For more information, visit www.cardinalcommerce.com.
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About Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks-VisaNet - that is capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com.
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