Visa Checkout Now Has 20 Million Enrolled Customers

Visa Checkout Now Has 20 Million Enrolled Customers

April 11, 2017         Written By Lynn Oldshue

Visa Checkout just reached 20 million enrolled accounts, and Visa is expanding its online shopping services to accommodate the increased demand. The digital payment platform is now available for the Home Shopping Network, Avis/Budget, FIFA, Marriott, Walmart, and Sam’s Club in addition to the 300,000 merchants already on their roster.

The expansion comes just one week after Visa announced a partnership with Samsung. Later this year, Samsung Pay customers will be able to use Visa Checkout to pay at participating merchants.

Visa’s digital wallet was originally known as V.me, but never really caught on under that name. It became Visa Checkout in 2014, and is now available in 23 countries.

Despite the progress Visa has made, it still has a long way to go to catch up with PayPal’s 179 million active accounts. Part of the issue may be the name itself. Many users do not realize that “Visa Checkout” can be used for non-Visa cards. The same might be said for MasterPass by Mastercard. Users can add cards from American Express, Discover, Visa, and a number of other providers in addition to Mastercard.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of April 11, 2017. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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