dLocal, a fintech that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Tuesday it is has teamed up with Spotify to enable the music platform’s new payment methods for customers in Latin America for Spotify Premium through the use of its payments platform. dLocal claimed with the expansion of alternative payment options, Spotify will increase accessibility in the Latin American market.
“By leveraging dLocal’s 360 payment platform, Spotify significantly reduces friction from the checkout experience through online bank transfers and cash payments through online codes (vouchers), allowing users, regardless of their banking level, to enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium.”
dLocal further explained that Spotify Premium users wishing to pay in cash for their individual plan can do so through Rapipago or Pagofacil points in Argentina, Servipag in Chile, Baloto or Efecty points in Colombia, OxxoPay in Mexico, and Pago Efectivo in Peru. Additionally, users who do not want to commit to a Spotify Premium subscription have the option to choose the prepaid payment method, where they can pay for 1, 3, 6, or 12-month plans with cash or bank transfer. Speaking about the collaboration with Spotify, Alejandro Esperanza, VP Head of Account Managers at dLocal, stated:
“In Latin America, each country has its own distinct identity with consumers who participate in the economy in different ways. Success hinges on the ability to understand each market and how their consumers prefer to pay for the goods and services they enjoy. This partnership underscores our commitment to helping the world’s biggest companies, like Spotify, realize the full potential these markets offer.”