Visa and ACTIVE Network Form Multi-Year Strategic Alliance
DALLAS, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and an industry-leading provider of intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year strategic alliance with Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) to offer Visa Checkout, the easier way to use a Visa card online, as a payment option across its activity and event registration platforms globally. The multi-year agreement also includes both ACTIVE and Visa investing in a series of digital, cross-promotional marketing activities to be executed throughout the term of the agreement.
“We are thrilled to partner with ACTIVE Network, whose customers organize activities and events across the globe,” said Sam Shrauger, senior vice president, digital solutions, Visa Inc. “With the integration of Visa Checkout across ACTIVE’s online and mobile properties, even more consumers will have a safe, secure, and seamless way to use their Visa card online.”
Upon implementation of the program this summer, ACTIVE will provide Visa Checkout as a payment option for anyone who registers for an activity or event through ACTIVE.com® and its mobile app, in addition to any in-app purchases. Recently reaching more than 20 million accounts, Visa Checkout enables millions of consumers to pay in just a few clicks on any device around the web with some of the world’s top merchants. Visa Checkout will soon be available to consumers registering for activities across ACTIVE’s online and mobile properties within the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
“This unique relationship between ACTIVE and Visa is not only mutually beneficial for our two companies, it’s a win for our customers as well as for consumers seeking both convenience and security when registering for activities and events,” said Greg Ingino, chief information officer for ACTIVE Network. “We’re consistently working to integrate new solutions into our technology suite that benefit our customers. By adding Visa Checkout, we’re making it easier for people to register for and participate in our customers’ events and activities.”
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit https://usa.visa.com/ and @VisaNews.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network® is the premier global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers, while offering intelligence solutions through our industry-leading data and insights platform. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers advanced SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. Our ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines intelligence solutions and data tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase both revenue and participation. Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit ACTIVEnetwork.com and follow us on Twitter.
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