In 2016, Visa launched Visa Checkout in South Africa, designed to make purchasing online easier as well as secure. Security continues to be a factor that makes us uncomfortable about buying things online, especially from a South African context. In a study by Effective Measure, sponsored by IAB South Africa and Visa:

  • 53% of those who don’t buy online said they did not trust online payments indicated zero liability or some form of online protection as a motivating factor to engage in more online shopping. 58% say a delivery payment option would motivate them to do more online payments;
  • 48% of online shoppers prefer to pay by card while 23% would prefer to pay on delivery;
  • Credit cards, bank transfers and debit cards are online shoppers’ preferred methods of payment when shopping online; and

While e-commerce continues to grow, we still lag behind other parts of the world, in terms of online buying. With Visa Checkout, Visa seeks to alleviate the security concerns buy both establishing relationships with local e-commerce retailers as well as by ensuring that they remove the angst with a ‘single’ point for submitting the necessary information like name, card number and billing address.

“Visa Checkout offers a simple, one-time enrolment process to capture a customer’s billing and address information. Customers can complete all future transactions using just their username and password with no further information required. Customers also never leave the merchant website so the entire process is seamless and fast.”

Globally, there are said to be over 17 million online shoppers using Visa Checkout shopping from “around 300,000 large and small merchants globally. In South Africa, three key merchants include Yuppiechef.com, Webtickets and Ticketpro.

Yuppiechef.com provides nearly everything one needs to step up their culinary game from cookware, kitchen utensils and an array of appliances to duvets, picnic accessories, food and drinks of various sorts.

So, if you are looking to hook up recipes such as the below in the kitchen, Yuppiechef.com have everything you need:

On Webtickets, you can purchase tickets for everything from sporting events, wine festivals and music concerts to tourism related tours and theatre productions.

Ticketpro are an electronic ticketing provider and official ticketing partner for Cricket South Africa, the Blue Bulls and Southern Kings. They provide tickets for PSL games, music concerts, comedy nights, bus tickets, golf tournaments, fashion shows, seminars and even park & ride.

Visa have hooked me up with three vouchers to give away. I have a R1000 Yuppiechef.com voucher, a R500 Webtickets voucher and R500 from Ticketpro which will be transferred directly into your account.

To enter, and possibly win, first you need to register (see below for How To Register) for Visa Checkout and answer the following question: What will you do with the extra time saved by using Visa Checkout?

If you are already registered and now about Visa Checkout, answer the following: How has Visa Checkout made your life easier?

The competition ends on February 28th, 2017 and I will be selecting 3 winners randomly. You can answer in the comments section of this post, on Twitter using #VisaCheckout and tagging me @kojobaffoe or on my Facebook Page Kojo Baffoe in comments section of the post link.

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