In a roundup of this week’s news, Paysafe and Stripe help Android Pay expand, Stripe is onboarding faster, and Wirecard expands its checkout portal.
Leading payment facilitators Paysafe and Stripe have partnered with Google as some of the payments providers supporting Android Pay for Canadian merchants. The tech giant begins rolling the service out in Canada this week.
Android Pay will work with Visa and Mastercard cards from participating banks at the initial rollout, with American Express and Interac support coming soon, the company said.
Also this past week, Stripe announced enhancements to its Connect service for platforms and marketplaces. Among the new features is what the company is calling Express – a tool for faster onboarding of sellers.
“Express handles all the required data collection—from bank account information to identity verification—while being obsessively focused on quick onboarding on both desktop and mobile,” the company said in a blog post.
Munich-based Wirecard has partnered with SendCloud to add its shipping tool to the Wirecard Checkout Portal. SendCloud will allow the company’s online retailers to manage multiple shipping services, as well as create shipping labels and tracking emails. It also offers a portal for managing returns.
“In future, the Checkout Portal will be more than just a payment portal. Our objective is to offer merchants who sign up to the Checkout Portal a whole host of services in addition to payments. Further partnerships in the fields of insurance, email services and rating portals are already in the pipeline.” Christian Reindl, an executive vice president at Wirecard, said in a press release.
Atlanta-based payments technology provider Global Payments is teaming up with Hyundai U.K. to power payments for the company’s online car-buying marketplace, Click to Buy. According to a press release, the platform allows consumers to complete the entire car-buying experience online, choosing from cars at participating U.K. Hyundai dealers.
Global Payments is enabling card payments on the site.