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Oct 15, 2012

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The Convenience of Clicking

A sense of ease and simplicity exists in uttering the words “I care about you” through a few sentences written on a card or an elaborate bouquet of flowers. The same sense of ease and simplicity should also be applied to online shopping, where we know we all want to get things done as quickly as possible.

Soon, consumers shopping online for the perfect bouquet will be able to checkout hassle-free as 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is added to the  list of leading eCommerce merchants that offer by Visa.

Today, is available at a growing portfolio of leading online retailers, ranging from and to Rakuten and Blue Nile. We’re seeing real traction behind these leading eCommerce sites that are now offering, as consumers and merchants alike have learned to appreciate the security, reliability and convenience of Visa.  Consumers benefit from a digital wallet service designed to make simple and secure online payments, without the bother of constantly entering card account numbers or billing and shipping information.

Let’s face it – life gets hectic. Deadlines loom, obligations arise and others rely on us to get the job done. When it comes time to truly take care of ourselves and our loved ones, we need services that help remove the hassle and allow us to breathe easier.

The joy of online shopping is as much about convenience as it is about the shoes, the flowers, the clothes you are acquiring for yourself or your loved ones, and brings more of these goods into your life, safely, quickly and simply.

Consumers are online, and Visa is where they want to shop. According to a Nielsen Global Online Survey, more than 85 percent of the world’s online population uses the Internet to make purchases – increasing the market for online shopping by 40 percent in the past two years.[1]

So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping!

[1] Nielsen Global Online Survey on Internet shopping habits

Posted by: Jennifer Schulz, Global Head of eCommerce on October 15, 2012 at 10:51 am