DUBLIN | MoPowered, a leading mobile commerce specialist, and Realex Payments, an established e-retail payment service provider, announced a partnership that will enable online merchants to create new sales opportunities with the rapidly growing mobile channel.
MoPowered provides online merchants and leading brands with a complete suite of mobile commerce solutions including tablet and smartphone apps and end-to-end, fully transactional mobile websites. This enables online businesses of any size to showcase their goods and services via a fully mobile-optimised experience leading to higher conversion, and increased sales through the mobile channel.
Best of both
Jon Sheard, Head of UK Corporate Business Development at Realex Payments said of the partnership: "MoPowered’s mobile solutions offer merchants a comprehensive range of m-commerce services that perfectly complement our payment solutions. We are extremely pleased to be working with their team to drive the mobile agenda covering all key aspects from marketing, operations and the payments cycle – all the necessary elements of a successful e-tail strategy in 2014."
Seamless Mobile Payment Experience
The Realex Payments partnership with MoPowered will ensure that mutual customers have the benefit of working with industry leading mobile software alongside PCI-DSS level 1 compliant payment solutions allowing retailers to provide a seamless payments experience for their clients.
'Multi-Channel Payment Solution is Vital'
Richard Jolly, Channel Director at MoPowered added, "MoPowered is delighted to announce its partnership with Realex Payments, one of the UK’s major payment providers. Realex Payments’ merchants can now benefit from a complete suite of innovative mobile payment solutions. Our partnership with Realex will support merchants’ omni-channel strategies and optimise the commercial opportunities created by the huge increases in smartphone and tablet adoption witnessed in 2013. MoPowered works with both multi-channel enterprise brands – such as Next, DFS, BBC and Waterstones – as well as many SME retailers. In each case, MoPowered understands that secure, multi-channel payment solutions across multiple mobile devices are vital contributors to a business expansion strategy."
Adopt Holistic Mobile Commerce Strategy
The payments industry is seeing exponential growth in m-commerce which cannot be ignored. With m-commerce in retail showing 133% YoY growth in August according to the IMRG and overtaking standard ecommerce for the first time , online retailers must cater for all devices including mobile and tablets. "Realex Payments and MoPowered are looking forward to 2014. We keep hearing that this truly is the year for m-commerce, but are retailers fully prepared? With mobile transactions overtaking ecommerce, now is the time to adopt a holistic m-commerce strategy." Jon Sheard concludes.
The Realex Payments service
Realex Payments already provides payment solutions to thousands of retail businesses across the UK alone, supporting small businesses as well as large corporates. Well known retail clients include notonthehighstreet.com and Chain Reaction Cycles. Realex Payments has seen a 55% increase in transaction volumes in the online retail sector between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, due to the success and increased adoption of its sector specific payment solutions, supporting the needs of online retailers.
About Realex Payments
Realex Payments processes payments for over 12,500 online businesses, including some of the world’s leading brands – Vodafone, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Paddy Power, Chain Reaction Cycles, 32Red, and notonthehighstreet.com. Realex Payments employs 170 people, has clients in 30 countries and offices in London, Dublin and Paris. In addition to having thousands of small, medium and large corporate clients, the business has also developed strategic partnerships with some leading international payment companies such as Elavon and Global Payments (formerly HSBC Merchants Services) for whom it provides a managed service for online payments.
Anna Benjamin, Head of UK Marketing at Realex Payments. Tel: +44 (0)203-5867670,
Richard Jolly, Channel Director at MoPowered. Tel: + 44 (0) 203 242 0515
Sourced from Realex Payments, December 18th, 2013