Are your finished your holiday shopping? I wish I could raise my hand, but I am a long way from finished. Being that I am not the most patient person in the world, crowded parking lots and long department store lines are not my cup of tea. In my opinion, the invention of online shopping is right up there with the invention of the wheel. Shopping on my couch in my pajamas? Yes, please!
As I frantically search for the best online deals for everyone on my list, I am getting tired of entering all of my shipping and billing information over and over….and over. Not to mention, I am always concerned for the safety of my private information and the security of the websites. Fortunately, Daily Buzz Moms introduced me V.Me.
By setting up your free account at V.Me, you can store one or more of your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards in your account which are all protected by multiple layers of security. When shopping at one of the many online retailers accepting V.Me, you simply sign in to your account and your preferred method of payment and shipping information is automatically entered making a very quick and easy purchasing experience. Your card information is not even shared with the seller adding another layer of security.
I decided to try out V.Me on one of my favorite websites, Shoebuy.com (who doesn’t love shoes, right?). After creating a free V.Me account, I added my MasterCard number and shipping information to my account and started shopping! I found some brown boots that I just had to have at Shoebuy.com and placed them in my cart. Now, it was time to check out! Shoebuy.com accepts lot of payment options including V.Me shown below.
After hitting the check out button, I was asked to sign into my Shoebuy account or pay through a few different methods including V.Me. Of course, I selected V.Me and was greeted with a screen to sign in to my account.
After signing into my V.Me account, a verification screen was shown which included all of my payment and shipping information. I didn’t have to type a thing!
Hitting continue brought up the final screen showing the item in my cart and total amount. Notice that at the top of the image, it states that I am paying via V.Me.
I clicked the process order button and my beautiful new shoes are on their way! I can’t wait! Using the V.Me payment option was incredibly easy. I didn’t have to type in any payment or shipping information on the Shoebuy.com website and I can rest easy knowing that my personal information is hidden behind layers or security. And the best part? You can receive near real-time alerts via email or text messages that keep you informed of purchase activity on any eligible Visa card stored in V.me. Perfect for the holidays when fraud runs rampant!
So tell me, are you finished holiday shopping?