December 13, 2016A new partnership between Chase and mobile payments company LevelUp will enable Chase Pay users to order ahead and pay on their mobile device at participating quick serve restaurants. Recently, nearly a year after it was first announced, Chase Pay became available for use as an in-store contactless payment method at Starbucks and Best Buy, with many other convenience, gas and pharmacy retailers on the way. Eventually, consumers will be able to use Chase Pay online to pay at e- and m-commerce Websites and make in-app purchases. The agreement with LevelUp could be seen as an interim step, giving Chase Pay users access to LevelUp’s network of small QSRs and enabling them to order online using LevelUp technology while completing the transaction with their Chase Pay account. LevelUp also will deliver offers to Chase Pay users through the Chase Pay app. “LevelUp is thrilled to be working with Chase to help their customers order ahead and pay at thousands of popular restaurants,” said Seth Priebatsch, CEO and founder of LevelUp. “With Chase Pay, customers will be able to skip the line at their favorite spots and unlock savings at the same time. By seamlessly blending the value propositions of saving time and saving money, Chase Pay is making mobile payments relevant to customers.” The companies said the service is available immediately in LevelUp’s home city of Boston with other markets to come online nationally “over the coming months.” The full list of participating restaurants is available to Chase Pay users within the app. M-commerce was more important to more businesses this year than ever. Read more here to catch up on all of what 2016 had to offer in mobile online payments.