Visa Adds New Features to Rightcliq by Visa, Including Google Chrome Browser Support
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology leader, introduced a series of enhancements to Rightcliq by Visa that add even more convenience and security to the online shopping experience. The enhancements will nearly triple the number of discounts available to online shoppers, make it even easier to track shipments to their doorstep and include support for the Google Chrome browser.
"Our goal at Visa has always been to create a series of products and services that make shopping easier for consumers," said Gerry Sweeney, global head of ecommerce and authentication, Visa Inc. "These enhancements are another example of how we are continuing to build Rightcliq by listening to our users and delivering the features they want most."
Rightcliq was launched by Visa earlier this year, addressing many of the frustration points consumers experience while shopping online and helping them make smart online buying decisions. Consumers can use Rightcliq with almost any shopping site on the Internet, instantly collect and organize potential purchases in a "Wishspace" and share the Wishspace on their social networks to seek advice. When it's time to buy, Rightcliq lets consumers automatically fill in online forms, select a payment card from a list held securely by Visa and complete their purchase. Rightcliq even helps track shipments to the consumer's door so they can feel confident that their holiday gifts will arrive in time.
According to a recent Visa survey, nearly two-thirds of holiday shoppers will 'make their list and check it twice,' describing themselves as responsible and organized shoppers. The 'virtual wishlist' Wishspace feature of Rightcliq makes it the perfect tool for shoppers this holiday season. Also, Rightcliq's coupons will be welcomed by the 76 percent of survey respondents who say they will be motivated to shop online more if a site can instantly show discounts and promotions1.
More Offers Save Shoppers Money
Visa has expanded its partnerships with leading merchants to deliver nearly three times as many offers for Rightcliq users. As consumers browse participating merchants' web pages, offers will drop down from the browser tool bar or appear in the Wishspace. Consumers can even share these discounts with their social networks via email or Facebook.
"We all know that time is money, but with Rightcliq's expanded offers, online shoppers can save time while saving money," added Sweeney. "Getting Rightcliq offers is as simple as surfing the websites consumers already love. As they browse, offers will drop down from the browser tool bar ready for shoppers to redeem, exclusively from Visa."
Automatic Package Tracking is as Simple as an Email
Tracking purchase and shipment information is now even easier for Rightcliq users. When a consumer receives their shipping confirmation email, they can simply forward it to email@example.com and the Rightcliq team will populate their purchases tracker and shipping status. This extends the value of Rightcliq throughout the online shopping process, all the way to the consumer's doorstep.
New Browser, New Educational Tools
New Rightcliq features are available to users of all compatible browsers - which now includes the Google Chrome browser. This connects the ease of Visa's online shopping technology with one of the most popular browsers on the market and continues Visa's extension of Rightcliq to the widest possible number of consumers.
To help those consumers enjoy more Rightcliq even more, Visa has created a new homepage video at www.rightcliq.visa.com. This video provides a short and fun demonstration of Rightcliq's features.
Visa has also created a Facebook page for Rightcliq users, and everyone else who enjoys shopping online. The page, at www.facebook.com/visapowertotheshopper, is all about the online shopping experience and making it better. Fans of the page can receive cool offers, get tips from shopping experts and share their experiences and thoughts about what makes millions of people love to shop online every day.
"The power of Visa's digital currency is a foundation for online shopping today, and we're always working to make it even more valuable," Sweeney said. "Rightcliq helps connect that value to consumers right on their browser. Along with Visa's other innovative eCommerce tools, we're making it possible for people to use their laptop or mobile device to buy what they want, when they want, all with the convenience and security of Visa."
How to Enroll in Rightcliq
To learn more about or enroll in Rightcliq by Visa, U.S. consumers can visit rightcliq.visa.com.
About Visa Inc.
Visa 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 digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks--VisaNet--that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed 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, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
1 Visa Online Shopping Survey, June 2010
SOURCE: Visa Inc.