PURCHASE, N.Y. – January 30, 2015 – Shoppers want to save  time and avoid checkout hassles as they shop online for everything from designer shoes to desk chairs to diamonds. Today MasterCard announced that several major merchants have committed to enable MasterPass to provide seamless, safe and secure online shopping experiences for their customers.

Accepted in 16 countries (click here for a list of featured merchants), MasterPass will soon also be available on Blue Nile, Broadway.com, Chegg, Fareportal|CheapO Air, Market America|SHOP.COM, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot and Rue La La, as well as on the American Red Cross site for donations.

“Customer service is at the heart of every decision we make at Neiman Marcus. MasterPass will allow our customers the ability to complete purchases quickly, both online and via any mobile device they choose,” said John Koryl, President, Neiman Marcus Stores and Online.

MasterPass enables consumers to pay with any enrolled payment card, anywhere online or in app, using any device and eliminates the time-consuming need to enter detailed payment and shipping information with every purchase.

“Consumers like shopping but paying for things online can be challenging,” said Michael Cyr, Group Executive, North America Market Development, MasterCard. “MasterPass helps turn every online payment experience into an express checkout lane.”

U.S. consumers can set up a MasterPass account by visiting our website here and by signing up with a participating bank such as Citi. Citi offers their credit cardmembers access to MasterPass via the Citi Wallet.

About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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