Europe's leading online sports goods e-tailer Kitbag Ltd have announced that they have launched PayPal as a payment option on it's www.kitbag.com website.

With over 165 million accounts worldwide in 190 countries, including 20 million on the UK, PayPal is the preferred method of online payment for many people carrying out online transactions.

Key points & benefits of PayPal include:

- PayPal users are loyal & high spending - spending on average 35% per month more than non-PayPal users.

- Safe & trusted. 62% of UK consumers are concerned about privacy and security when shopping online. Many users indicate that they place trust in websites that allow payments to be made via PayPal, as sensitive financial & credit / debit card information is never shared with the seller.

- More than 1 in 2 UK online shoppers are a PayPal customer.

- According to Forrester research, 23% of European online shoppers prefer paying with PayPal.

- Funds are often available in user PayPal accounts due to the association with Ebay. Users often build a 'balance' within PayPal from their Ebay sales and use the funds for 'treats'. This means potential buyers will often become buyers if they can checkout by PayPal.

- Quick and easy - rather than having to go hunting for credit / debit card number, the CVC, expiry date, start date etc, a PayPal login and password is all that's needed!

- Paypal typically increases site checkouts by 14%.

Kitbag also host and manage online the stores, offline and online marketing, call centre systems and warehousing pick pack and despatch & returns processing for the following football clubs & sports entities:

FOOTBALL
- Man Utd - http://www.store.manutd.com
- Chelsea - http://www.chelseamegastore.com
- Barcelona - http://www.shop.fcbarcelona.com
- Real Madrid - http://www.realmadridshop.com
- Everton - http://www.evertondirect.com
- Celtic - http://www.celticsuperstore.co.uk
- West Ham - http://www.megastore.whufc.com
- Aston Villa - http://www.astonvilladirect.com
- Portsmouth - http://www.store.portsmouthfc.co.uk
- FA (English Football Association) - http://www.englandstore.thefa.com

RUGBY
- RFU (rugby) - http://www.store.rfu.com
- British Lions Rugby store http://www.store.lionsrugby.com

CRICKET
- ECB (English cricket board) - http://www.store.ecb.co.uk

GOLF
- Ryder Cup - http://www.rydercupshop.net
- European Tour - http://store.europeantour.com
- Open golf store - http://opengolfshop.com

OTHER SPORTS SITES / BRANDS
- Formula 1 - http://www.f1store.formula1.com
- Wimbledon (tennis) - http://shop.wimbledon.org
- Umbro - http://www.theumbroshop.co.uk

For more information, please contact:

John Fitzpatrick
Greengate
Middleton
Manchester
M24 1UD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 0161 219 7836
Email: j.fitzpatrick@kitbag.com

Published on: 10:01AM on 27th October 2009