Rewards platform forms ecommerce partnership with PayPal
Users can move miles and points into PayPal accounts
The loyalty reward program management platform Points.com has formed an ecommerce partnership with online payments provider PayPal.
Points.Com says its users can now move their miles and points from participating programs into their PayPal account to gain access to millions of online merchants.
“Integrating the PayPal Platform into our own establishes a new way for program operators to interact with their members and devise compelling redemption opportunities, resulting in greater member engagement,” said Christopher Barnard, president of Points International, Points.Com’s owner. “Users now have even more ways to get the most out of their points and miles.”
Points.com partners participating at launch include American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and US Airways Dividend Miles, with additional partners added on a rolling basis.
Charlie Sultan, VP of AAdvantage partner marketing, said the partnership would give its members another redemption option in addition to free air travel, hotel stays and car rentals.
Dan Schatt, GM of financial innovations for PayPal, added: “This will empower millions of loyalty program members to quickly use their miles and points wherever PayPal is accepted worldwide. Users can also redeem their loyalty points and then send the rewards to any email address where PayPal accepts payments, making the redemption experience truly unique.”
Points International works in partnership with all loyalty and reward programs active on Points.com.