Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) provider Zip today announces new merchant partnerships as it expands its offering to provide greater accessibility to essential items. Zip’s new partnerships include bathroom specialists Plumbworld and Bathstore, and pet store Jollyes.
These partnerships will allow customers shopping online to access Zip’s credit option and split the cost across four interest free payments, on purchases of up to £1,000. Plumbworld, Bathstore and Jollyes join Zip’s roster of 156 British retailers including Homebase and JD Sports as integrated merchants, providing greater accessibility to everyday essential items.
Through these merchant partnerships, Zip has further expanded its ability to support people as they pay for life’s necessities, feeding into the BNPL provider’s wider business strategy to be the partner to adults as they navigate ‘financial adulting’. This follows research from Zip which found that the vast majority (87%) of under-35s say being financially secure is vital to adulting, with home improvements topping the list of financial priorities.
Ruth Spratt, senior director at Zip, said: “Merchants and customers alike are realising the many benefits Buy Now, Pay Later can provide as an easy, transparent way to pay. Through merchant partnerships like ours with Plumbworld, Jollyes and Bathstore, we have been able to provide greater accessibility to everyday products and goods that can sometimes be out of reach for typical households”
Lee Brown, CMO at Plumbworld, said: “Plumbworld are pleased to partner with Zip to offer our customers an easy interest free payment option which allows short term flexibility when financing bathroom projects!”
Huw Thomas, CRM & digital manager at Jollyes, said: “Pets are a part of the family for millions of homes in the UK. Like any member of the family, there’s a lot that they need to give them the happy life they deserve. Our partnership with Zip will help our customers pay for those necessities in a simple, flexible way.”
Ian Penney, director at Bathstore, said: “We’re always looking for ways to make shopping with us easier and more accessible. Working with Zip means we can offer Buy Now Pay Later on purchases under £1,000 in addition to our other finance options, and help even more customers create the bathroom of their dreams.“