Our partners can now provide Amazon Payments as an option in-game, supplying gamers with the same checkout experience available on Amazon.com.
It’s all too familiar to hear someone receiving a gift card from a family member that they’ll never use. What if we told you that you could take this gift card and redeem it for virtual credit and in-game goods on your favorite supported titles? Sound too good to be true? Look no further because with In-Game Balance, any game or platform (Twitch) using Xsolla’s PayStation 3.0 is eligible!
Amazon Payments in the US
Xsolla researched and found many interesting facts about the most popular payment solutions in Canada.
If you haven’t already heard, Xsolla and Twitch expanded buying power to $4.99 channel subscriptions with more subscription options coming in the near future. Now you can pay for your favorite channel subscriptions with everything from Bitcoin to Subway gift cards. Plus, you can now buy channel subscriptions in 1, 3, or 6 month packages!
Streamers: If you stream with Twitch and would like to enable Xsolla’s 600+ International Payment Methods for your viewers to take advantage of, head to the subscriptions tab on your Dashboard and select Accept International Payments. There is no need to create another account on Xsolla or anywhere else; everything is done simply on Twitch. After opting-in, you’ll be presented with dialog containing the contract amendment. Read through and agree to the terms at the bottom and, voila, Xsolla payment options will be enabled on your channel subscriptions.
High commissions charged by credit card processing companies are not profitable for game developers who may need to invest additional costs along with the price of virtual goods. All these considerations and fees ultimately reduce profits. Xsolla knows this, and has a tips on how to reduce profit loss during card transactions.
In this ever-evolving and tech-savvy world, it becomes harder and harder to stay true to traditional payment methods. However, Germany is a slight exception in that cash is king and often preferred over electronic options in many cases.
Most game developers partnering with Xsolla choose to go global. And when we say global, we mean it. We carefully research the gaming market in every region across the world, from the Vatican to the Philippines, and enable local payment methods in each of them. Players tend to have more trust in local payment methods they know, so games that offer their users local payments enjoy an increased flow of transactions.
In January, Xsolla focused on Turkey. This country is considered to be an emerging market with great potential. We've added three payment methods last month to the country. These are PayByMe Visa Card, TTNet, and FastPay. Let’s have a closer look at each of them.