Kiwi.com partners with payment provider SafeCharge

SafeCharge has partnered with Kiwi.com to help the Czech OTA accept a larger range of traditional and alternative payment methods including 150 local payment schemes.

Kiwi.com pioneered its Virtual Interlining Technology, which can analyse over 15 billion flight combinations – from non-cooperating airlines – into a single itinerary within any given budget. With the need to match increasingly different booking experiences from customers around the globe, Kiwi.com has now invested in the payments technology.

“Take advantage of a solid payments technology infrastructure”

Juraj Striezenec, chief financial officer at Kiwi.com: “In today’s globalised world, providing a flexible travel platform that can adapt to passengers’ varying travel needs is vital to success. To offer the best experience possible to our global customer base, we needed a payments technology provider who not only shared our ambitious mindset, but also possessed a knowledge of cross-border payments.

“By partnering with SafeCharge, we are able to take advantage of a solid payments technology infrastructure that will ultimately enable us to grow and expand into other markets.”

“More payment products, more currencies”

“We were looking for a payment partner able to provide global acquiring with a wide portfolio of global solutions”, added Natália Čermáková, payment specialist at Kiwi.com “Our partnership with SafeCharge will allow us to offer to our clients more payment products, more currencies and an improved overall customer experience. This is key for a company as Kiwi.com that aims to quickly roll out in new markets”.

SafeCharge will be providing local and international payment processing services under one roof, enabling Kiwi.com to manage its global transaction flows and giving the most secure and easy way for a passenger to book a holiday. By providing a seamless checkout experience, Kiwi.com will be able to increase conversion rates and scale up internationally.

David Avgi, CEO at SafeCharge, added: “With digital shopping increasing dramatically in volume, omnichannel experience is becoming a must for the next generation travellers. And with the rise of local payment preferences, it is important for merchants to fine-tune their payments strategies to streamline the shopping experience for customers around the world.

“This partnership once again demonstrates the capabilities of our native payments platform as the ideal solution for travel businesses demanding flexible solutions to grow and expand internationally.”

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