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Acapture starts processing payments for Travelbird

Acapture announces that it is now processing payments for TravelBird, an online travel provider start-up which rapidly expands across Europe.

With Acapture’s payment solution, which supports global card acquiring, over 150 currencies and over 60 of the world’s most popular alternative payment methods, TravelBird’s international customer base will be able to pay for holidays in their own currency using their preferred method.  

'Best choice for ambitious companies'

“This is a hugely satisfying deal for Acapture,” said Rudolf Booker, CEO and founder of Acapture. “We’ve designed our payment platform to be the best choice for ambitious companies looking to maximize conversions internationally.

TravelBird is already active in 12 countries. Its decision to choose our payment solution shows that forward-thinking, fast growing companies with global ambitions see Acapture as the ideal payment provider.”

Acapture's global card acquiring powered by Payvision

Acapture’s platform will allow TravelBird to not only handle international card payments but also accept many of the most popular payment methods in regions where cards are not prevalent, such as iDeal, PayPal, SEPA, Sofort, direct debit, online banking in Scandinavia and more.

Backed up with the card processing, global acquiring and cross-border knowledge of its parent company Payvision plus its in-house fraud management tools, Acapture ensures secure, smooth and fast processing for international transactions. 

Stepping stone 

“By putting our travelers in touch with the best online deals with a minimum of hassle, we are re-shaping the supply chain,” said Symen Jansma, CEO and founder of TravelBird. “To bring this service to the people, we needed a payment solution that truly optimized our operational processes as the stepping stone to further growth. After shopping around, we found that Acapture were the one payment service provider who combined the flexibility and speed we needed to do so.”

Whitepaper Online Travel Market

As travel bookings are the largest single component of all ecommerce business, with the industry’s worldwide revenue due to hit USD830 billion by 2017, Acapture makes no secret of its interest in the online travel market.

This interest is further underlined by its latest whitepaper, which presents an in-depth investigation of the online travel agency sector. Acapture looks forward to working alongside TravelBird and using its solution to help more online travel companies to achieve their cross-border goals in future. 

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About TravelBird

TravelBird is an online travel provider that offers 6 inspirational deals each day and fixed offers in thematic categories. The company owes its success to a simple formula: surprise and inspire customers with the best travel deals and provide a no-hassle booking process. Founded in Amsterdam in 2010, TravelBird currently has over 600 employees, has a booking turnover of €95 million and is active in 12 countries. Every day, 19,000 travelers enjoy their holidays with TravelBird

About Payvision Group

Payvision Group combines the experience of an established payment industry leader with the flexibility of a start-up. Parent company Payvision is one of the world’s fastest-growing global acquiring networks.

For over 10 years, it has been providing banks, PSPs, ISOs and their merchants with one global acquiring platform, a high-end reporting interface and a solid risk management solution. Housing Payvision and Acapture under its umbrella, Payvision Group bridges the gap between the old and new school of payment providers, offering the ideal solution for the omnichannel era. 

Payvision Group is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in New York, Utah, San Francisco, Madrid, London, Toronto, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau and Auckland. 

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About Acapture

Acapture, a new global omnichannel payment service provider, designs solutions that eliminate the obstacles modern online merchants face in their payment processing and support cross-border growth.

Acapture’s system features SlicePay for simplified allocation of funds to multiple parties from a single transaction, flexible reporting for improved data analysis, a one day integration using one RESTful API, a streamlined reconciliation process, 20 ecommerce platform plugins and the ability to handle 60+ of the most popular alternative payment methods and 150+ transaction currencies.

Combining simplicity, flexibility and reliability, Acapture offers a most effective payment platform for maximizing international sales, particularly in the world’s top 25 emerging markets. 

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Article sourced from press release by Acapture, February 4th, 2016

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