WorldPay enables Skype to offer customers in Russia the ability to pay via QIWI

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Expanding in Russian market

WorldPay and Skype have announced an expanded relationship to process payments for QIWI services in Russia.

Russian citzens can now purchase Skype Credit not only from QIWI interfaces (QIWI Wallet and QIWI Kiosks), but also by initiating a payment directly using QIWI on the “Buy Skype Credit” payment webpage. Consumers can now use QIWI Wallet to add Skype Credit online via WorldPay’s Corporate Gateway.

Offering QIWI Wallet Payment processing will allow Skype to build stronger relationships in the Russian market and provide a richer experience to its customers through their preferred payment choice. QIWI is one of over 200 alternative payments that WorldPay processes globally.

To pay for Skype products, consumers can click the tab “My Account”, choose QIWI and the sum of the payment, then perform payment using one of the following methods: QIWI Wallet account, attached bank card, mobile phone account or by cash in QIWI Kiosks.

Phillip McGriskin, Chief Product Officer, WorldPay, said: “With a growing economy and a surge in eCommerce, Russia presents a significant opportunity for online merchants. WorldPay has extensive knowledge of processing multiple alternative payment types globally. Building on WorldPay’s long-standing partnership with Skype and supporting QIWI services, Skype can take advantage of a consumer’s preferred method of payment in this important market. Users in Russia will benefit from having a wider choice of payment options available to them to pay for products offered by Skype.”

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