One of the major players in the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) game, Sezzle, is teaming up with Discover this week. Through the partnership, Sezzle will work with select players on Discover’s network to provide their customers with additional payment options.
The merchants will be able to use Sezzle’s interest-free, BNPL payment technology to process payments on Discover’s network. Sezzle anticipates the partnership will help boost its business development efforts by connecting with Discover’s established relationships.
“Our merchant partners are always a top priority and we know that providing them with additional payment options, such as a buy now, pay later structure, can be beneficial, especially in the current economic environment,” said Discover’s SVP of Global Business Development and Acceptance Jason Hanson. “We are able to leverage our unique technology capabilities and vast network of merchant relationships to provide Sezzle the ability to grow its business and provide new payment opportunities.”
Founded in 2016, Sezzle currently reaches 2.2 million active customers. Last September, the company launched a virtual payments card that helps customers benefit from Sezzle’s BNPL tech when they make purchases at brick-and-mortar stores. The company launched on the Australian Stock Exchange in the summer of 2019 and has a current market capitalization of $1.1 billion.