Welcome to the first edition of our 2021 quarterly newsletter
2020 was an unpredictable year for everyone, however at Skrill, we have kicked off 2021 with some exciting new initiatives which include our success at the Super Bowl, the brand-new partnership with Leeds United and the launch of crypto trading in the US. We still have a lot of exciting things in store for you, so watch this space…. As always, I thank you for your continued support, and look forward to a successful year ahead.
- Lorenzo Pellegrino
Skrill, NETELLER & Income Access
Skrill leads as a robust payment platform during Super Bowl
This year’s Super Bowl was the largest processing day for the Paysafe Group US in the company’s history and our systems handled the increased volumes like a superstar. Prior to the event, we established dedicated hotlines for our largest partners to ensure personalised support wherever needed. And we are proud to say that we didn’t have any downtime. This was the ultimate test and we have proven, we’re a successful payment platform that can handle about anything. We’re looking forward to working with our partners on the many events to come.
Boomerang is Skrill’s new commission initiative, helping businesses earn revenue share on customers they refer to Skrill. When you join Boomerang, you’ll benefit from revenue share commissions on customers referred, better customer conversion rates, and increased customer experience, with real-time deposits and payouts. Interested? Talk to your account manager today and receive your unique tracking link.
Skrill USA Inc launches crypto trading in the US
Skrill’s crypto offering, which was first launched in 2018 and is already available in over 30 countries, has now launched in the US and can be used by consumers in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington state, and Puerto Rico, among 27 other states* and Washington D.C. Through an integration with the Coinbase platform – a long-standing Skrill liquidity exchange partner in Europe – Skrill customers in these states can use the digital wallet to instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
*Skrill account holders residing in the following states/territories (as well as Washington D.C.) can use the Skrill crypto offering in: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky , Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Merchant balance query via API
We are always listening to our merchant's feedback and suggestions when it comes to improving our products and services. We are therefore pleased to announce that Skrill has added a feature to allow merchants to check their balances held with Skrill at any given time via a real time API query. This enables merchants to automate their liquidity controls across multiple wallets and currencies, ensuring that Skrill end customers can receive their funds instantly at request. For more information, please contact your Account Manager or the Skrill Merchant Services team.
Leeds United announces partnership with Skrill
In March, Leeds United announced a new deal with Skrill which sees the digital payments brand become an Official Partner of the club. The sponsorship deal saw its first activation on Saturday 13th March, through stadium branding at Leeds United’s home game against Chelsea FC. As part of the official partnership agreement Skrill is also set to become a live payments option on Leeds United’s international online store which serves fans around the world.
Grow your business with Skrill
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Get in touch today and learn how we can help your business grow. Email: email@example.com, or alternatively speak to your Account Manager.
Changing player preferences are reshaping the US sports betting market
In January, Paysafe published its latest US iGaming research report ‘All the ways players pay: The game plan for growth’. Paysafe commissioned a survey of 2,000 players in eight US states with an active online sports betting market, to find out more about their UX preferences, how this might change in the next 12 months, and the criteria they value most when evaluating online sportsbooks today. Download the research here.