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March 22, 2012

December 12, 2011

eBillme, a Western Union Company

EBillme logo 140px Judging from its website, eBillme has apparently become "a Western Union Company". Google date range searches indicate this happened sometime in the last six weeks. Things look like business as normal for eBillme buyers and sellers.

July 12, 2011

May 03, 2011

April 25, 2011

March 29, 2011

February 23, 2011

Online Retailers Can Now Process eBillme Payments over Discover Network

EBillme logo 140pxeBillme has announced that the payment option will now be available on the Discover Network through CardinalCommerce’s Centinel Universal Merchant Platform. As a result of this new partnership, online merchants will now be able to quickly integrate eBillme acceptance with integrated settlement and reporting via the Discover Network.

February 17, 2011

January 31, 2011

January 24, 2011

November 30, 2010

July 21, 2010

eBillme Online Spending Index Shows Signs of eCommerce Sales Growth

eBillme_logo-140px.jpgeBillme has announced its latest quarterly eBillme Online Spending Index finding that 17% of consumers plan to do their back to school shopping online this year, a five percent increase over last year.
According to the Q3 Index, consumers are planning to spend an average of $271.77 online, an 8% increase over Q2 and 20% over Q3 2009.
In addition, this quarter, consumers were surveyed about back-to-school spending. Shoppers plan to spend an average of $516.96 on back-to-school, both online and offline. 18-24 year-olds plan to do the most back-to-school shopping online this year with 30% expecting to buy from eCommerce sites, 13% above the overall average. READ MORE »

March 31, 2010

Just Who Shops Online and then Pays with Cash?

eBillme has published a press release finding that "over half of all customers that shopped online and paid at a walk-in location have annual incomes of over $50,000. The company conducted an internal study on the profile of consumers that use the eBillme Walk-In payment option to shop online and pay with cash at walk-in locations. The average retail order value of consumers that use walk-in payment locations is $251.67, significantly higher than the average order value for credit cards representing a lucrative demographic for online merchants. The study, conducted in February 2010 based on order, census data, and public records assembled by eBillme from a sample of consumers who shopped online and paid at walk-in locations, also looked at some of the key demographics of the customers within the sample." READ MORE »

November 27, 2009

More Holiday Deals - from eBillMe

Yesterday, we pointed to several holiday discount deal sites from various payment providers.

In addition to those, eBillme has a ShopDebtFree discount site that features deals of the day and discounts for shoppers who prefer to pay with cash from their checking accounts instead of the other forms of payment. The site has products from the over 800 online retailers offering eBillme as a checkout option.

eBillme has also introduced a Black Friday website which will extend throughout the entire holiday shopping season, with deals, coupons, sales, specials and tips. The deals page features bargains that are updated regularly and special coupon codes for additional discounts being offered by eBillme on top of merchant sales.

September 03, 2009

eBillme Launches Walk-in Network for eCommerce Checkout

eBillme_logo-140px.jpgeBillme has introduced eBillme Walk-In, a new way for consumers to shop online and pay with cash, without having a credit card or even a bank account. The company has partnered with providers including MoneyGram International to assemble what it calls "the largest network of U.S. based walk-in locations with the lowest transaction fee." READ MORE »

July 09, 2009

eBillme Introduces Cash Back Rewards

eBillme_logo-140px.jpgeBillme has announced it will give consumers 1% cash back for every purchase made using its cash checkout option. According to the company, "in order to qualify, online shoppers select eBillme for checkout at one of over 800 online merchant sites offering the credit card alternative payment option. Consumers can then sign-up for eBillme's cash back rewards and immediately start earning 1% cash back for every order. Once $10 in rewards has been earned, the cash can be redeemed on eBillme merchant sites, or shoppers may choose to continue earning before redeeming." READ MORE »

December 16, 2008

Fifth Third Processing Solutions to Offer eBillme

Fifth Third Processing Solutions has announced a new partnership with eBillme to refer the payment alternative to its merchant processing customers.


November 05, 2008

Consumers Offered New Payment Choices by Retailers

In an article titled "Retailers Offering New Payment Choices", Kelli B. Grant writes for the Wall St. Journal about payments options available to consumers this holiday shopping season.

October 27, 2008

eBillme Online Spending Index Shows Credit Crunch Impact

eBillme has announced its latest quarterly eBillme Online Spending Index finding that the impact of the credit crunch is expected to effect holiday shopping as projected consumer spending online remains steady at $100 - $250 on average - and finding "that the credit crunch is causing shoppers to reduce their credit card usage and impacting consumer access to credit resulting in a shift to cash alternatives." READ MORE »

September 17, 2008

eBillme Closes $12 Million Financing Round

eBillme has announced closing a $12 million financing round led by Canaan Partners with participation from existing investor Celtic House Venture Partners. Maha Ibrahim, General Partner at Canaan Partners, and Pierre-André Meunier, P.Eng., Partner at Celtic House, are joining eBillme's Board of Directors. READ MORE »

July 17, 2008

Glenbrook's Russ Jones at Direct Response Forum 2008 Conference

Glenbrook's Russ Jones will be on hand at this year's Direct Response Forum (DRF) to lead a session on August 12th entitled "What We're Watching in Emerging Payments". Looking beyond the current generation of payment alternatives, Russ will be discussing TrialPay, eBillme, Secure Vault Payments, Amazon Payments, RevolutionCard, eLayaway, PaidByCash, and the Green Dot MoneyPak.

Russ will also be participating in a round table discussion on best practices in recurring payments on August 13th. The DRF 2008 conference is being held in San Diego. The full agenda is available online. If you're going to be at the conference, - he'd love to meet you!

May 20, 2008

eBillMe Adds Crutchfield

Crutchfield has announced that customers who shop online or through their call center can now choose to pay securely with cash using eBillme, an alternative payment option which brings online banking to the eCommerce checkout. READ MORE »

May 12, 2008

Wednesday Webinar on Alternative eCommerce Payment Options

Reminder: eBillme has announced a webinar this Wednesday, May 14, where Russ Jones of Glenbrook Partners will provide an in-depth look at the retailer integration process for several alternative payment options including: Bill Me Later, eBillme, Google Checkout, and PayPal. Registration for the webinar is available online.

April 29, 2008

Glenbrook Looks at Alternative Payment Options for Retailers

eBillme has announced it will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 14, where Russ Jones of Glenbrook Partners will provide an in-depth look at the retailer integration process for several alternative payment options including: Bill Me Later, eBillme, Google Checkout, and PayPal. READ MORE »

April 07, 2008

Payments Professionals Management Changes

We have received news of the following recent management changes:

  • Carol Ann Korpi has been named Vice President of Sales and Ken Silver has been named Vice President of Alliances at eBillMe. Korpi was previously Vice President of Sales for CNET Channel. Ken Silver previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Integrations with Chase Paymentech Solutions.
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March 26, 2008

Majority of US Consumers Unaware of Online Fraud Liability Coverage

JupiterResearch has published results of a new national survey of 2,706 consumers sponsored by eBillme finding that "while fraud protection and security are the most important factors for online shoppers, 68% of online shoppers who pay with a credit card do not know their liability coverage."


February 08, 2008

Another Look at Alternative Payments Providers

Francine Kizner writes for about alternative payments providers Bill Me Later, eBillMe, Revolution Money, and Bill-to-Phone. "Alternative payment companies entice buyers who may not have credit cards, feel wary about sharing their information online or just want an easier checkout experience."

January 08, 2008

Alternate Payment Services Have Some Pitfalls

SmartMoney's Kelli B. Grant writes about alternative ecommerce payments - Bill Me Later, PayPal, and eBillMe - and identifies "four reasons you may want to think twice before hitting the "checkout" button using one of these services."

December 14, 2007

Visa, MasterCard and...Bill Me Later?

Suzanne Choney writes for MSNBC about Bill Me Later - but also about eBillMe and PaidByCash. Sounds ominous: "The Electronic Retailing Association advises consumers to make sure they read the fine print and know their rights when dealing with alternative online payment programs."

October 23, 2007

RBS Lynk Offers eBillme's Online Banking Payments to Merchants

RBS Lynk has announced it is now offering its merchants a way to reach online banking users who want to pay cash at eCommerce checkouts by offering MODASolutions eBillme payment option. eBillme provides consumers with "the ability to safely and securely pay cash using their online banking bill pay service."

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