Qiwi will soon be available as an alternate payment option on eBay in Russia.

Russian eBay customers are also able to pay for purchases with PayPal and credit cards. They will be able to pay for their online purchases with the Visa Qiwi Wallet starting on Nov. 5.

"This is a significant milestone for eBay in Russia which demonstrates our commitment to making online shopping safe and convenient for Russian customers," Vladimir Dolgov, chief executive of eBay Russia, said in an Oct. 30 news release.

The Qiwi wallet can be topped up through a variety of channels, including by cash in over 100,000 Qiwi kiosks, via credit or debit cards, and by mobile phone balance or electronic money. Qiwi had 15.8 million active digital wallets in its user base through the end of June. 

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