Wazzamba Wins by Partnering With GlobalCollect
Virtual world developer Wazzamba teams up with GlobalCollect, the world's premier payment service provider of local e-payments, to process global online payments
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (AllPayNews) -- Wazzamba (www.wazzamba.com), a unique online virtual world offering players the chance to win real world travel prizes, has partnered with GlobalCollect for processing all its online payments across the world. By using the single interface Merchant Link solution, Wazzamba has full control over the check out pages while gaining access to GlobalCollect's unrivalled portfolio of payment methods - the current agreement covers international and local credit and debit cards. In addition, GlobalCollect applies Fraud Screening services to all card transactions to detect suspicious patterns and minimize fraudulent transactions.
The Wazzamba virtual world combines exploration with skill-based casual games to provide a rich and rewarding experience while offering players the chance to win real world travel prizes. Wazzamba lets casual gamers explore more than 30 destinations visiting some of the world's greatest cities and landmarks and at the same time being able to earn points to win actual travel prizes from DreamTrips(r) and GetAway Trips(TM) every week.
Rocco Pellegrinelli, CEO of Wazzamba, said: "We chose GlobalCollect because they provide a best-of-breed solution that covers all of our international payment needs. As a company that awards valuable prizes to its members, it is critical that we have a partner that Wazzamba, and our customers, can trust."
Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect, continued: "We are very happy to add Wazzamba to our ever growing list of gaming platforms and virtual world providers. I'm sure that this innovative concept of combining skill games, answering trivia questions and winning real life travel prizes will score very well with players all over the world."
Wazzamba SA, Luxemburg, is the developer of the Wazzamba virtual world which is published by Wazzamba World AG, Zug, Switzerland. The companies were formed in 2008 by Rocco Pellegrinelli, a serial entrepreneur best known for founding Brainpower, which went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange in 2000 and was sold to Bloomberg in 2006. Mr. Pellegrinelli teamed up with successful professionals from the video game, virtual world and online casual gaming industries in order to realize his vision of combining online entertainment with tangible rewards. www.wazzamba.com
GlobalCollect is the world's premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specialized in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices. www.globalcollect.com
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