Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2017:
Yandex.Checkout, Russian leading online payment service, is the first in Russia to offer advance online payment for Tesla Model 3. Tesla Model 3 electric car is now available to Russian customers for online booking pre-ordering at teslamodel3.ru. It is a special platform by Moscow Tesla Club, the independent supplier of electric cars in Russia and the Club of Tesla owners.
Tesla Model 3 is Tesla’s first electric sedan for the mass market. (The electric car went on sale in July 2017.)
“In order to book Tesla Model 3, Russian customers need to make the advance payment of 145 thousand rubles (=2490$) from a bank card either from an identified Yandex.Money e-wallet the money will be spent on the car registration and delivery. Recently, the number of cars sold online in Russia has been growing Yandex.Checkout users have already paid for more than a hundred of different models of cars. Thanks to the partnership between Yandex.Checkout and Moscow Tesla Club, Russian fans of this high-end electric car maker now have the opportunity to make a quick and safe prepayment online. We are confident that in the coming years, online car sales will continue to grow,” – says Dmitry Karmishin, Head of Sales at Yandex.Money.
Yandex.Checkout is the leading service for accepting online payments in Russia, according to a 2016 survey by MARC. Yandex.Checkout received the Emerging Payment Award at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem conference (Berlin) in 2017. With this payment solution, merchants from all over the world can offer Russian consumers all online payment methods popular among Russians and CIS-citizens: bank cards, e-wallets, mobile phones, and cash via mobile retailers and payment kiosks (there are over 250 thousand cash-acceptance points all over CIS). Currently, more than 76,000 online stores across the globe use Yandex.Checkout.
Yandex.Checkout was launched by Yandex.Money in 2013. Yandex.Money is the joint venture of search engine Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), and Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia. Yandex.Money also offers consumers easy, safe, and reliable methods of paying online on its own site and mobile app. The service hosts about 34 million user accounts with about 15,000 new accounts opened daily.