GameStop will now offer customers a buy now, pay later payment option across its more than 3,300 U.S. retail stores, online and via its mobile app. The video game retailer has deployed this service, which allows shoppers to pay in four interest-free payments, through a partnership with global payments provider and shopping service Klarna.
GameStop also will be featured in Playing for Keeps, Klarna’s immersive gaming event series, which will be livestreamed on Twitch on Oct. 27 and 29. The event gives gamers of every level the opportunity to play against pro gamers SypherPK and KittyPlays. All of the items in the gaming rig — including consoles, gaming chairs, accessories and apparel — will be winnable and removed in real time, piece by piece, with each challenger’s win. The event will feature celebrity guest appearances by Snoop Dogg and Lil Yachty, and provide players with unique promo codes for GameStop products and offer shoppable gaming wish lists.
“Partnering with Klarna is part of GameStop’s strategy in continuing to build out the capabilities and services of our global digital and in-store ecosystem,” said Chris Homeister, Chief Merchandising Officer for GameStop in a statement. “We want to offer customers a broad spectrum of payment options to quickly and affordably purchase the video game and pop culture merchandise they are looking for this holiday season and beyond.”