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EBay to offer Visa Qiwi Wallet in Russia


San Jose, Calif. –- EBay Inc. will offer Visa Qiwi Wallet as a payment option on EBay in Russia. Starting Nov. 5, all Russian EBay customers will be able to pay for their purchases with Visa Qiwi Wallet.

The new service, which becomes an additional payment option on EBay along with PayPal and credit cards, can be topped up using channels including cash in more than 100,000 Qiwi kiosks, credit or debit cards, mobile phone balance or electronic money. Users can chose an interface from a range of options like mobile and social network apps, or Qiwi website or kiosk.

"This is a significant strategic milestone for EBay in Russia which demonstrates our commitment to making online shopping safe and convenient for Russian consumers,” said Vladimir Dolgov, CEO of EBay in Russia. “By adding a locally recognized, immensely popular payment method to eBay in Russia, we are connecting shoppers in more ways than ever before with EBay merchants around the world. Visa Qiwi Wallet in Russia is EBay's first alternate payment option."
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