Web.com Incorporates MasterPass(TM) Checkout Services
Enhances Payment Acceptance and Checkout Experience for Shoppers of Online
Merchants in U.S. and Canada
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing
solutions for small businesses, today announced the implementation of
MasterPass™, a digital wallet service that allows consumers to use any payment
card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences. The new
service provides Web.com's expansive network of small business merchants the
ability to offer their customers a convenient and flexible way to pay via the
web or on a mobile device.
"We proactively seek out the latest advanced technologies, innovations and
solutions that will enhance our customers' businesses and MasterPass was a
natural fit," said Jason Teichman, Executive Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer at Web.com. "This type of service has typically been
reserved for Fortune 500 companies, but through our partnership with
MasterCard, we are making it available to our tens of thousands of small
business customers who use our online store solutions. It can be difficult to
stand out in a crowded online marketplace, however, by offering advanced
commerce features like MasterPass, our customers can differentiate themselves
and deliver the shopping experience that their consumers demand."
Available now on participating Web.com customer online stores, shoppers can
begin using MasterPass, providing a simplified and faster checkout experience.
Web.com serves more than 3 million small business customers ranging from
restaurants, retail shops, service providers, such as consultants or plumbers,
and more. As MasterPass continues to evolve, Web.com customers will be
provided additional tools and engagement mechanisms to further enhance
customer loyalty through intelligent, easy-to-use solutions.
"At the end of the day, it's our goal to provide our merchant partners – and
ultimately consumers – with an enhanced shopping experience that allows people
to pay when, where and how they want," said Michael Cyr, Group Executive, U.S.
Customer Delivery, MasterCard. "We understand that loyalty is critical for
merchants. We've developed MasterPass to provide them a faster, easier online
checkout experience for their customers that also aids in increasing sales and
ultimately loyalty. And we've done this through a solution that doesn't
significantly change the way they currently process payments."
Cardholders can sign up at www.masterpass.comor by clicking on the 'Buy with
MasterPass' button when checking out at a Web.com customer online store.
MasterPass™ is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card
or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences that are as simple
as a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or anywhere. The MasterPass suite
of services includes: MasterPass checkout services to provide merchants a
consistent way to accept electronic payments regardless of where the consumer
may be; MasterPass-connected wallets to enable banks, merchants and partners
to offer their own wallets; and, MasterPass value added services to enrich the
shopping experience before, during and after checkout.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services
to small businesses in order to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com
is a global domain registrar and further meets the needs of small and
medium-sized businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable,
subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search
engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social
media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more
information on the company, please visit www.web.com; follow us on Twitter
@webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online
marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's
Small Business Forum.
Note to Editors: Web.com is a registered trademark of Web.com Group, Inc.
MasterCard, the MasterCard Brand Mark and MasterPass are each registered
trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. All rights reserved.
MasterCard (NYSE:MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the
global payments industry. We operatethe world's fastest payments processing
network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and
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