What is Cabal?
Cabal is a local credit and debit card payment method based in Argentina. Consumers can use the Cabal card for making online purchases primarily in Argentina but also in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Cabal functions as a cooperative where its members – typically banks, smaller cooperatives, and mutuals – can issue a range of credit, debit, prepaid and virtual cards to their customers.
How does Cabal work?
To make a purchase using the Cabal card, customers use Cabal as they would for any card payment. Once at checkout, they can select the credit card payment method. Next, customers need to enter their Cabal card number, the expiration date, and the cardholder’s name as it appears on the card. Finally, they need to enter the security number located on the back of their card as part of the standard payment procedure.
Once the payment is authorized, the merchant receives funds immediately and can proceed with fulfilling the order.
Why do merchants and consumers use Cabal?
Cabal is an important payment method for e-commerce businesses looking to expand their operations to Latin America. Consumers can use the card at more than 3 million locations across Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The card reaches a potential e-commerce population of almost 300 million people located in these countries, which are characterized by high internet penetration and the growing popularity of e-commerce.
As a growing number of Latin American consumers make purchases online, the ability to provide a localized checkout experience is essential. Implementing Cabal as one of many available payment method options is a smart move for e-commerce businesses who wish to win over local customers in Latin America.
How can merchants start accepting Cabal?
The easiest and most straightforward way for merchants to offer Cabal and other local credit and debit cards in Latin America is to work with a payment gateway that has the necessary local acquiring relationships in place to accept local payment methods in Latin American markets.
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