Kiel, Jena, February 10, 2014 – PAYONE, one of the leading non-bank payment service providers in Europe, is launching a strategic partnership with Intershop Communications AG, provider of one of the world's leading omni-channel commerce platforms, according to a joint announcement made by the companies today. Intershop, an industry pioneer, has been at the forefront of e-commerce developments since 1992 and has gained unparalleled experience in the field. The partnership will enable merchants to seamlessly integrate the PAYONE platform, which allows fully automated unified processing of e-commerce payments, into Intershop's e-commerce platform by using a payment cartridge. PAYONE already provides full support for the new SEPA procedure.
"The partnership between Intershop and PAYONE means that two leading enterprise systems in the e-commerce market are joining forces," says Jochen Moll, CEO of Intershop Communications AG, commenting on the cooperation between the two companies. "Our merchants and PAYONE's customers will benefit equally from this partnership. Connecting to PAYONE, one of Europe's leading e-commerce payment solutions, will support the international growth of our customers."
Carl Frederic Zitscher, CEO at PAYONE, agrees that the collaboration between the two companies represents an unprecedented symbiosis on the enterprise level: "Intershop is a key player for innovative omni-channel solutions in e-commerce," she says. "The combination with our fully automated payment platform will give e-commerce companies a solution that is perfectly geared to their projects and that will also support the international growth of their business."
The partnership aims at providing solutions for e-commerce companies interested in upgrading their online business to a top-quality e-commerce platform – one that can be integrated into their existing IT infrastructure and affords cutting-edge payment, e-shop, mobile and cloud solutions.
The PAYONE payment cartridge is available immediately to all Intershop customers free of charge.
PAYONE is one of the leading independent payment service providers in Europe. The modular platform offered by PAYONE is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution designed to provide companies with fully automated and comprehensive processing for all payment transactions in e-commerce. The provided services include the handling of payments for more than 20 national and international payment methods with an integrated risk management to minimise payment defaults and fraud. Additional modules of the product allow the outsourcing of debtor and receivables management, invoicing and subscription handling. It is easy to integrate the platform into existing IT and mobile system environments via the standardised interfaces and software development kits. Extensions are available for the simple integration to e-commerce systems such as Magento, OXID eSales, Intershop, Shopware, plentymarkets and many more.
PAYONE is certified according to the highest level of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and complies with the most stringent security precautions for the protection of credit card data.
PAYONE GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2002 and has more than 2,000 e-commerce customers from different industries and countries, including a variety of well-known companies such as Immonet, Globetrotter Ausrüstung, HD PLUS, Fujitsu, Zalando, Hawesko, Sony Music and Hallhuber.
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.