Online payments provider Checkout.com, and Diners Club, a business unit of Discover Financial Services and part of the Discover Global Network, today announced that all Checkout.com merchants will have the opportunity to accept sales from cards running on the Discover Global Network starting on October 2.
This arrangement is part of Discover Global Network’s overall strategy to work with key payment solution providers like Checkout.com to help drive increased acceptance. Checkout.com, which works with e-commerce merchants worldwide, will add acceptance of Discover, Diners Club and alliance partner cards to its payments processing services portfolio.
“Online cross-border purchases are on the rise as customers can now search around the world for the products and prices they want,” said Ricardo Leite, vice president, Discover Global Network. “Checkout.com is an important player in the online ecosystem and working with them aligns with our goal of expanding our portfolio of online merchants.”
Discover Global Network is the third largest payments network in the world and processes a large amount of online volume. With more than 35 million merchant acceptance locations and one million ATM and cash access locations across 185 countries and territories, Discover Global Network includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks.
Checkout.com enables e-commerce merchants to seamlessly and easily connect all the payments options they need to their website. By offering online shoppers their preferred payment method, merchants can extend their reach globally and increase their sales. Checkout.com’s aim is to simplify payments so that merchants can focus on growing their business.
“The Internet today is interconnecting sellers and buyers across borders like never before and relies on solid and widespread payments networks to make it work,” said Mathieu Altwegg, Chief Executive Officer of Checkout.com. “We are proud to be a new member of the Discover Global Network and glad to allow our online merchants to access 70 million new cardholders around the world.”