Clarks shoes will add Visa digital wallet in UK, Ireland
Clarks, the U.K.-based shoe retailer, will allow customers to make online purchases using the V.me by Visa digital wallet service, Visa Europe and WorldPay announced.
Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member banks and other payment service providers from 36 countries across Europe, according to a news release. Since 2004, it has been independent of Visa Inc. and incorporated in the U.K. Both companies work in partnership to enable global Visa payments.
WorldPay, an independent global provider of payment and risk services, is a unification of seven retail payment solutions and offers a range of services, including mobile payments.
Clarks has more than 500 stores throughout the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland, and sells more than 50 million pairs of shoes worldwide annually through a multichannel experience, according to the release. Offering consumers secure and convenient ways to pay is a key part of its plan to build online sales, the company said, and V.me by Visa will support that goal by removing the need to enter card details, making it faster, easier and more secure for customers to make a payment.