Music marketplace and database Discogs has revealed Discogs Payments, an improved centralised payment experience for customers using the Marketplace platform. Discogs Payments simplifies the checkout process with integration directly onsite giving Buyers and Sellers the freedom of using multiple credit card brands as well as continued support of PayPal as payment options. The Adyen integration launches in the USA today and will involve a continuous rollout as with moves to advance the Payments platform into additional countries by 2019.
They say the foundation of the Discogs Marketplace is the relationship between Buyer and Seller. The Discogs Payment integration will undoubtedly improve this relationship by keeping transactions within the ecosystem and empowering sellers to positively impact their economics by lowering the costs of transactions and making the management of these transactions more efficient.
The idea is obvious and very similar to eBay‘s own approach. And extending the payment options that a seller can offer is only good news for buyers and sellers. It can also empower international trade. PayPal isn’t ubiquitous in every country in the world (it’s not very popular in Germany for instance) and an agnostic payment platform opens up the payment environment to include others such act as Apple Pay.
What is Discogs?
We’re on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It’s for the love of music, and we’re getting closer every day.
The Discogs Marketplace connects buyers and sellers across the globe. With more than 23 million items available and thousands of sellers, this is the premier spot from new releases to hard to find gems. Because the Marketplace is built on top of the accurate Discogs database, it is easy for sellers to list their inventory and buyers are able to specify the exact version they want.
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