Online cash payment provider, Ukash, has signed a partnership with Watches2u.com and its sister website, Sunglasses2u.com, the latest retailers to join its growing network of merchants.
To launch the new deal, Ukash and Watches2u are running an online competition offering a pair of tickets to see Fleetwood Mac on 27th September at the O2 in London, as well as giving customers paying with Ukash 10% off their watch and sunglasses purchases.
Watches2u is an official watch stockist, offering style conscious consumers access to authentic timepieces from leading brands, including Baby-G, Accurist and Ted Baker. Following rapid growth, Watches2u is now one of the largest online watch dealers in the UK and Europe with strong growth in the global market.
"We recognise that many customers prefer to shop with cash online and our partnership with Ukash gives shoppers greater payment choice", said Danny Toffel, owner and managing director of Watches2u.com. "Now our customers can browse for the latest watches and prestige brands and pay for their purchase without having to provide credit or debit card information."
Malcolm Berg, Director of Merchant Services for Ukash, adds, "Our partnership with Watches2u marks the further expansion of our merchant network, as more retailers offer Ukash as a payment option for their customers. We are celebrating the launch with a joint online competition, engaging with consumers and encouraging them to pay with Ukash."
Ukash is the global e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. Developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions, reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers, Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online. This makes it a valuable alternative payment method for online retailers who want to reach the widest possible audience.
Ukash codes are purchased with cash in retail outlets such as shops, petrol stations and kiosks. The unique 19 digit codes can then be ue used to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide, or loaded onto prepaid cards and e-wallets.
The maximum single value allowed is £200/€250 and the maximum amount that can be held by an individual customer is £1,000/€1,250 - equivalent values in other currencies apply to both sums.
Pioneering the online payment market over a decade ago, Ukash has grown to 460,000 physical points of purchase and is available in more than 50 countries. It is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).