Kmart customers will now be able to choose to pay by Zip to allow flexible, interest-free payments when shopping online.

Customers will now be able to spread the cost of their purchases over a number of weeks and there will be no upfront payment.

Kmart’s director of retail John Gualtieri said  “At Kmart, we are on a mission to make everyday living brighter for Australian families. Whether we are creating on-trend products at everyday low-prices, extending opening hours to make shopping more convenient for customers or opening stores in new communities, we want to make shopping more accessible to more people.

“This is why we are excited to announce our new partnership with Zip, which gives our customers more flexibility and convenience when shopping with us online.”

Despite several consumer warnings from financial advisers, demand for buy-now-pay-later platforms such as Afterpay and Zip has continued to grow in Australia.

Advisers assert such platforms can heavily increase household debt if not wisely managed.

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