London, UK and Jena, Germany, February 26, 2013 – Intershop and Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), today announced the partnership which integrates Computop Paygate, a multichannel payment platform with Intershop 7, the latest version of Intershop’s e-commerce platform. Over 20 customers are already benefiting from the partnership between Intershop and Computop.
Computop Paygate’s platform provides online retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. Intershop customers will have access to Computop’s wide range of international and domestic payment methods to support consumers’ preferences. This includes Amazon Payments for the US and Europe; FasterPay in the UK, POLi for Australia and New Zealand, Przelewy24 for Poland, Teleingreso for Spain, Postfinance bank transfer and card payments in Switzerland and Qiwi, Ukash and Skrill/Moneybookers for international payments.
“A multi-channel commerce solution is necessary for any retailer to succeed in today’s market,” said Jochen Moll, Member and Spokesman of the Board of Management. “But when deploying a solution for international cross channel functionality, it’s important to have a payment solution that can support retailers through an extensive portfolio of international payment methods coupled with secure payments and efficient fraud prevention. This partnership further supports our mission to be the e-commerce platform of choice by offering an easily integrated payment and fraud solution to Intershop 7.”
Matt Ball, Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Intershop said, “Consumers will quickly abandon their shopping carts if the most relevant payment method is unavailable. Retailers that want to effectively internationalise their businesses must ensure they have the right payment options available to each country served otherwise abandoned shopping baskets could hurt the bottomline. Working with Computop, Intershop clients can meet the expectations of their customers through provision of a wide and ever growing range of international and domestic payment methods. ”
Ralf Gladis, CEO at Computop said, ”At Computop we have seen a sharp increase in local retailers wanting to take advantage of international growth opportunities abroad. Last year we focused heavily on expanding the Paygate platform to help make international expansion as simple and safe as possible for merchants. By combining this capability with Intershop’s ecommerce platform, we are able to offer customers an unprecedented opportunity for growth. “
The Computop Paygate cartridge is cost-free and available now to all Intershop customers and can be downloaded via Intershop.
Computop is a payment service provider (PSP) that was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany. The company has global customers such as Fossil, C&A, Samsung and TUI and has offices located in North America and Europe. Computop’s Paygate PCI-compliant hosted payment solution supports all non customer present payments, including telephone, online and mobile.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.