Buy now, pay later
Bill Me Later speeds you through Costco.com’s checkout
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT options, or non-card payments, originally used on auction
sites such as eBay, are now gaining popularity
with other online merchants as well.
“Online shoppers are gravitating toward
payment processes that are easier and don’t
require credit-card numbers and information,” says Ginnie Roeglin, senior vice presi-
dent in charge of e-commerce at Costco.
“The fact that retailers ask for less information during this process gives people an extra
sense of comfort.”
Fill up your cart.
Check out using
Just enter your birthday and
the last 4 digits of your SS#.
Bill Me Later bill.
Maryland-based Bill Me Later, a PayPal
company now available on Costco.com,
enables shoppers to make purchases quickly
and easily, using minimal information. “More
than 1,000 U.S. merchants, including Toshiba,
US Airways and Costco.com, now offer the
service,” says Ginnie.
Here’s how it works: After shopping on
Costco.com, Costco members can select the
Bill Me Later (BML) option at checkout, provide their birthdate and the last four digits of
their Social Security number, and, upon
approval by BML (which takes moments),
complete their purchase. Shoppers then receive
a bill in the mail and have 30 days to pay.
“Bill Me Later is a convenient and secure
way to pay on the Web,” says Ginnie. “As well,
it allows Costco to save on credit-card-pro-cessing fees, savings we can then pass along to
our members with lower prices.”
—T. Foster Jones
The holidays are
a time for giving.
So give yourself
This holiday season, make the most of your purchases by using your
American Express® Costco Cash Rebate Credit Card or TrueEarnings® Card.
Whether it’s family dinners, airline tickets or gifts, you can earn cash back for
every eligible purchase.* Best of all, there’s no limit to the size of your rebate.
Enjoy your holidays, and remember, there’s a
cash rebate waiting for you in February.
Not yet a Cardmember? Apply today by visiting your Costco
membership counter or calling 1-800-235-4600.
*This rebate applies to purchases but does not include Fees, Finance Charges,
Cash Advances, Balance Transfers, adjustments to your Account, or the
purchase of American Express Travelers Cheques and Gift Cheques.
Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply.
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