Skyscrapers with purple arrows, Skrill Q2 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of our 2021 quarterly newsletter

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Paul Jardon, CEO Skrill USA Inc

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, launched the Skrill Virtual Visa® Prepaid Card and we have partnered with a new brand ambassador: Paulo Dybala. We’re always working on expanding our services to new global markets, and we’re continuously delivering 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.

- Paul Jardon, CEO Skrill USA Inc

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Skrill USA Inc announces lifetime rewards for its customers

Skrill USA Inc recently announced the launch of new user account levels for digital wallet customers. Customers who download the Skrill mobile app, complete verification and make an eligible deposit 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 withdraw money to their bank account for free, apply for a free Skrill Visa® Prepaid 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 U.S. customer database. Get in contact with your Account Manager today to learn about the co-marketing opportunities available.

Skrill USA Inc launches Skrill Virtual Visa® Prepaid Card

Skrill USA Inc launches Skrill Virtual Visa® Prepaid Card

After launching the physical Skrill Visa® Prepaid Card for U.S. customers in January 2020, Skrill USA Inc unveiled a virtual version of the card this May. Available to all verified U.S. customers, the first application is free and the Skrill Virtual Visa® Prepaid Card is instantly activated and added to their wallet, allowing customers to shop online anywhere Visa is accepted. Skrill customers also earn points under the Skrill Knect loyalty program for every dollar spent with the virtual card. Points are redeemable for cash above the 5,000 Knect-point threshold as well as other rewards.

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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 us-merchantservices@skrill.com to take advantage of these marketing initiatives.

Grow your business with Skrill

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 Paysafe recognized 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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