Service provider of local e-payments, GlobalCollect will use ICEi 2009 (27-29 January, Earls Court, London) to celebrate its partnership with DX Exchange, which enables ‘Residents’ of the virtual world ‘Second Life’ to exchange European currencies for virtual money for the first time.
Using GlobalCollect’s online payment platform, WebCollect, the Second Life community has had, since 2007, the ability to buy Linden Dollars, the virtual community’s currency, by means of credit card payment in US Dollars.
The newly formed co-operation between DX Exchange and GlobalCollect enables Second Life Residents in Germany and the Netherlands to acquire Linden Dollars by paying in euros. Future plans entail expanding this service to the UK, France, Belgium, and other European countries.
Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect, said: “Thanks to the collaboration with DX Exchange we can now expand our service to include European currencies. In addition, we offer a comprehensive Fraud Screening Service to minimise the risk of fraudulent transactions within the online environment.”
GlobalCollect is the world’s premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) businesses such as internet, mail and telephone orders and specialises in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online games and digital content.
GlobalCollect will be exhibiting at ICEi 2009 on Stand 5460.