Toronto, ON, Sept 9, 2015 - Visa Canada and Pizza Pizza Limited are proud to announce that Pizza Pizza has joined the growing list of Canadian merchants that offer Visa Checkout. Through Visa Checkout, Pizza Pizza customers now have a fast, easy, and secure way to pay online.
Additionally, Visa Canada and Pizza Pizza are offering a special opportunity to multiply the value for Canadians who order Pizza Pizza online. From now until November 1, everyone who orders online at www.pizzapizza.ca or through the company's smartphone ordering app using Visa Checkout will automatically receive a code for a free medium two topping pizza.
"More and more Canadians are purchasing takeout meals like pizza online both to save time and to simply enjoy meal time with friends and family," said Brian Weiner, Vice President, Product and Strategy, Visa Canada. "We are pleased that Pizza Pizza now offers Visa Checkout as a secure and simple way to help its customers speed through the online ordering process and ultimately to help make meal times a little easier."
In addition to a television ad, Visa will engage Canadian pizza-lovers through an online influencer campaign that encourages them to sign up for Visa Checkout and make someone's day better by sharing their free pizza.
"Our customers depend on us for quality and service," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Pizza Pizza. "Offering Visa Checkout is another way for us to enhance ordering online for customers. Whether it's a family enjoying pizza night or friends getting together to watch the big game, we want to make sure that we deliver a great experience from the moment the order is placed to the meal's arrival, that is both convenient and consistent."
Visa Checkout: An Easier Way to Pay Online
Last year, Visa launched Visa Checkout, the online check out service that allows consumers to securely store their shipping and payment information without ever having to re-enter the information when shopping online. With Visa Checkout, consumers can simply enter their username and password, and click a button to complete the purchase. For more information on Visa Checkout, please see www.visacheckout.ca
A new report1 from comScore2 found that Visa Checkout shoppers convert to online buyers at a rate of nearly 70 per cent and that enrolled Visa Checkout customers were 66 per cent more likely to complete a transaction than customers who must enter billing and card information in the traditional online checkout path.
Visa Checkout is now available in 16 countries around the world and more than six million customers have signed up for Visa Checkout accounts. Nearly a quarter million large and small merchants and over 330 financial institution partners now offer Visa Checkout globally.
In Canada, key merchants include Aldo, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Cineplex Entertainment, Clearly.ca, Grand & Toy, Indigo, Kobo, Lowe's Canada, London Drugs, Roots, Running Room, Sears Canada, Staples Canada, Simons, Ticketmaster and United Airlines. Canadians that support charities like Heart and Stroke Foundation and World Vision can also use Visa Checkout when making donations.
About Pizza Pizza Limited
With more than 730 locations across Canada, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada´s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, that together with its network of operators and franchise partners, deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 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 electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks - VisaNet - that is capable of handling more than 56,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured 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 corporate.visa.com and @VisaNewsCA.
Lauren Della Vedova