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Online retailer adds a new way to pay for shoppers who prefer cash.
Rye Brook, NY-February 2, 2011- Online shoppers have another reason to score big when they checkout on Fathead.com thanks to the addition of a new payment option that's completely debt-free. The leading brand of officially licensed sports and entertainment wall graphics will now offer eBillme(TM), a safe and secure way to pay with cash online using online banking and walk-in locations. Now online shoppers who prefer to pay with cash will have a safe, easy, and convenient way to checkout without a credit card.
"Payment options are not 'one size fits all' for shoppers," says, Michael Layne, Director of Internet Marketing at Fathead. "We know our customers have different financial needs and we want to ensure that every shopper is able to pay the way he or she prefers. eBillme is a great fit for our site and will help us attract more shoppers. We are sure that our customers will find the option reliable and easy-to-use. It's an alternative for any shopper who prefers to pay without credit cards."
eBillme is the most secure way to pay with cash online. When shoppers choose the option at checkout, their order is confirmed with a bill sent to their e-mail address. Consumers simply pay the bill the same way they pay utilities, loans, insurance, and other bills, either through their online bank account or at one of over 75,000 walk-in locations. Every purchase made using eBillme offers buyer protection features, including satisfaction guarantee, best price, and fraud protection in addition to a cash-back rewards program for shoppers to earn up to 5 percent cash-back on purchases.
"We are excited to bring a new way of paying to the Fathead community," says Marwan Forzley, President and CEO of eBillme. "Fathead is more than just a retailer. They give sports fans and entertainment buffs a way to express themselves, and that experience starts online. eBillme helps retailers, like Fathead, extend more value to shoppers and stay competitive in these changing economic times. We remain committed to bringing secure cash checkout to more online merchants and consumers."
eBillme(TM) is the most secure way to shop online and pay with cash. It brings the security and convenience of online banking to the eCommerce checkout every time. Consumers can shop online, by catalog or through call centers, and pay for their purchases using online banking or by paying the bill at over 75,000 walk-in locations. No financial data is exposed and the payment transaction is securely transferred from the customer's bank to the retailer's bank. eBillme helps retailers increase sales while lowering transaction fees and offers consumers a debt-free shopping experience with buyer protection, cash-back rewards and an online Debt-Free Shopping Mall offering a wide selection of products and leading gift card brands. For more information, please visit www.eBillme.com, eBillme's Gift Cards Mall or the eBillme blog.
Fathead LLC is the industry leader in officially licensed sports and entertainment graphic products and the most passionate brand for enthusiasts to bring their favorite inspiration to life. Fathead offers thousands of exciting products across over 400 licenses; including; NFL, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, WNBA, MLS, NHL, WWE, UFC, AHL, Live Nation, Lucasfilm, Marvel Characters, Disney Consumer Products, Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products and Warner Brothers. Fathead's flagship "Real Big:" is the officially licensed life-size, high definition wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets and logos. Fathead is designed and manufactured in Ohio and Michigan. For more information, visit www.fathead.com.