skyscrapers on a sunset - Skrill newsletter, March 2021

Welcome to the second edition of our 2021 quarterly newsletter

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Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, NETELLER & Income Access

We’re just over halfway through the year, and the team at Skrill have already accomplished so much. We’ve introduced lifetime rewards for our customers, partnered with Wix and have a new brand ambassador: Paulo Dybala.

Plus, we’re always working on expanding our services to new global markets and trying to deliver new products and features for both our merchants and our consumers. There are still six months left in the year – just wait and see what we have in store for you next!

- Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill,
NETELLER & Income Access

Skrill announces lifetime rewards for its customers

Skrill recently announced the launch of new user account levels for digital wallet customers. Customers who download the Skrill mobile app, make an eligible deposit and complete verification can ‘level up’ to become a ‘True Skriller’ and unlock a series of lifetime benefits without paying any additional fees. Among the extra features and rewards available today, customers can send money to other account holders for free, apply for a free Skrill card, access bonus Skrill Knect loyalty rewards, enjoy higher transaction limits and benefit from more deposit methods.

This move shifts the focus on incentivising digital wallet customers to complete the three requirements and is a great example of our commitment to ensuring that merchants get the most out of our global customer database. Get in contact with your Account Manager today to learn about the co-marketing opportunities available.

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Skrill partners with Wix to support eCommerce business growth

Skrill announced a new multi-country collaboration with Wix, a leading global SaaS platform for businesses to create, manage and grow an online presence. The Skrill payment gateway is now integrated with Wix to provide millions of business owners the ability to accept payments. Wix provides a world-class platform to over 200 million users worldwide, empowering anyone to build an online presence. Any type of business including entrepreneurs, designers, developers, creative services or restaurants can use the Wix platform to create a professional website and manage their business online. Through the collaboration with Wix, Skrill offers a fully integrated payment solution which is quick and easy to connect so that businesses can begin accepting payments in multiple methods and currencies within hours.

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Join Boomerang – Skrill’s new profit-sharing programme

Join Skrill’s exciting new programme – Boomerang – and earn a revenue share on new customers referred to Skrill. Bring in additional customers, and we’ll send a profit share back to you. It’s that simple! By joining the programme, you can benefit from:

  • Revenue share commission on new customers referred
  • Better customer conversion rates
  • Improved customer experience with real-time deposits and pay-outs
  • Increased customer loyalty

Interested? Here’s how you can join the programme:

  1. Mention Boomerang to your Account Manager.
  2. Get your unique tracking link.
  3. Promote sign-ups to Skrill using the link via newsletters, marketing emails and social media campaigns to your audience.
  4. Earn commission on your referrals.
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Skrill Customer Verification Service

You can utilise the Skrill customer verification tool to check if information you hold about the customer matches with the details registered with Skrill through a sophisticated matching process. The verification tool will send parameters for verification consisting of a match/no match level including - first name, last name, DOB and more. This tool is excellent at reducing risk and helps to control potentially fraudulent activity. Additional features include confirmation of whether the customer has been verified and if the customer has a verified payment instrument (card or bank account). Please contact Merchant Services or speak to your Account Manager for more information on this feature.

Updates to Skrill’s crypto features

10 additional countries join the EU in having access to Skrill's withdrawal to external cryptocurrency wallet service. These include Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), New Zealand, South Korea (the Republic of), Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay and the UK.

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Rapid Transfer is becoming hugely popular amongst many businesses today

Let your customers pay securely and instantly with Rapid Transfer, an instant bank transfer solution that supports 3000+ banks worldwide and lets your customers pay directly from their bank account without leaving your website. Available in 18 markets leveraging the power of Open Banking, Rapid Transfer is becoming a hugely popular payment method amongst thousands of businesses today. Watch our video to see how you can benefit from adding Rapid Transfer to your checkout.

Dybala

Paulo Dybala signs as Skrill brand ambassador

Argentinian international and Juventus icon, Paulo Dybala, has signed a new deal to represent Skrill. Dybala’s first appearance for Skrill is in a TV, digital and PR campaign to promote the digital wallet’s Prepaid Mastercard®, available in the UK and Europe. The TV advert aired in Italy for the first time on Sunday, April 18. Watch it online here.

Grow your business with Skrill

Whether you’re looking for acquisition, retention or conversion strategies, we’re here to help with our extensive range of marketing opportunities. Drive traffic and increase revenue via targeted advertising on our platforms:

  • New: Skrill app for exclusive dashboard advertising to all merchants
  • Exclusive offers page
  • Skrill Wallet – In-Account Placement Banners
  • Social Media Channels
  • Partner of the Month Packages
  • Knect co-marketing opportunities 

Acquire new customers and reach new markets by displaying your special offers to our audience. Speak to your Account Manager now or contact partnerships@paysafe.com to take advantage of these marketing initiatives. 
 

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And the award goes to…

The eGaming Review (eGR) North America Awards are the leading online gambling industry awards for the U.S. and Canadian market, and this year’s virtual ceremony saw Skrill and parent company Paysafe recognised as the best ‘Payments Provider’ in the space. The award acknowledged Paysafe’s payment processing and gateway, its Skrill digital wallet and paysafecard eCash solution as providing best-in-class payments support to North American online sportsbooks, iCasinos and iLotteries over the last 12 months.

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How COVID-19 has changed the payments landscape

86% of consumers have changed their online payments habits according to new research commissioned by Paysafe for its latest Lost in Transaction: Consumer payment trends report. And one of the most significant shifts is an increased use of digital wallets. Almost a quarter (23%) of all consumers used digital wallet for the first time in the past 12 months, and a third (32%) are using digital wallets more frequently than last year. In some countries such as Italy, digital wallets are now the most popular online payment method.

To discover more about how customers are paying differently, download Lost in Transaction: Consumer payment trends 2021 now.

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Paysafe achieves its zero global carbon footprint goal for a further two years

Paysafe, Skrill's parent company announced its carbon neutral company status for 2021 and 2022. By extending its certification for a further two years, Paysafe has pledged to offset the impact of its carbon footprint by financing sustainability projects in developing countries. The latest accreditation was achieved following extensive data gathering and independent third-party verification. This included the implementation of new measurements to take account of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on business practice such as a move to remote working. Paysafe’s 2021/2022 CarbonNeutral certification, therefore, factors in a ‘home office carbon footprint’ calculation for every employee and move to more of a hybrid working model by 2022.

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