London, 6 December 2012 – Ogone, leading specialist in online and mobile payment services, has entered a strategic partnership with ekmPowershop, the UK’s largest ecommerce provider. The collaboration offers ekmPowershop and its merchants an easy, one-stop ecommerce solution with a pre-integrated payment system to connect to more than 200 banks and 80 local, international and alternative payment methods.
The partnership between Ogone and ekmPowershop will make it easier for businesses to develop an online sales channel into the UK and Europe. Not only do merchants now have access to a “ready to go” ecommerce solution, but they also no longer need to worry about the payment side of their websites. The Ogone secure payment platform is fully integrated within ekmPowershop’s ecommerce package. Because Ogone has been accredited by over 200 acquiring banks – including all tier 1 providers in the UK – merchants using Ogone’s ecommerce solution are free to choose whichever banks they think will provide the best value service. In addition, through Ogone Collect, ekmPowershop’s merchants can easily manage and activate local, international and alternative payment methods. This capability will allow merchants to increase their conversion rates and give them access to new markets and new customers.
“In the UK, one in every five online shops is using ekmPowershop. Now we’re expanding internationally with versions in six countries already, so we need a secure, user-friendly and reliable payment platform with global reach for our clients all over the world. Ogone offers exactly that. By adding their solution to ekmPowershop we can grow our reach significantly and help our merchants increase conversion,” says Steven Hickey, Head of Business Development at ekmPowershop.com.
“We are very pleased to be able to help ekmPowershop’s customers expand their businesses throughout the UK and beyond by using our sophisticated payment solutions. Ogone’s extensive back-office capabilities, system resilience, collecting services, and range of advanced fraud prevention tools will help UK merchants convert more sales” Julian Wallis, Country Manager, UK, continues.