Leading global payments provider and shopping service Klarna has officially launched in New Zealand this week, introducing its ‘Pay in 4’ feature to Kiwi consumers.
Through the Klarna app, Kiwi shoppers will be able to ‘Pay in 4’ at any online store, regardless of whether they are a Klarna retailer or not, thanks to its innovative ‘Shop Anywhere’ function.
The app also enables consumers to keep track of payments, save favourite items to wish lists and receive price drop notifications when items go on sale.
“Klarna is focused on elevating the shopping experience for consumers. Retail i s changing at a rapid pace and more than ever, consumers demand transparent and intuitive services which better meet their needs,” says Klarna CEO and Co-Founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski.
“We know Kiwis are sophisticated online shoppers who seek convenience but are mindful of smart spending and are moving away from traditional forms of credit with interest and fees.”
Klarna is teaming up with retailers including Cotton On Group, Hanes Group and Kookaï, with several other well-known retailers to follow. Klarna’s global expertise and services will help New Zealand retailers meet consumers’ rapidly increasing demand for smarter, flexible and more personalised shopping experiences that better suit their lifestyle.
“We are so excited to launch in New Zealand and have a pipeline of great retailers who will be launching with us in the near future,” says Fran Ereira, Country Head of Klarna New Zealand & Australia.
“The response from consumers and retailers since our launch in Australia has been incredibly positive, with more than 600 retailers partnering with us and well over 750,000 consumers in just over a year, and we’re confident New Zealanders will have a similar positive reaction.”
Klarna credit checks every customer prior to their first purchase to ensure they are in a position to use the flexible payment options safely and sustainably, doesn’t ever charge any interest, and actively works to help customers avoid late fees through push notifications, SMS and email.
The app is available to download for iOS and Android mobile devices today.