Realex Payments is announced as payment service provider for

LONDON - The multi-award-winning online marketplace has appointed Realex Payments as payment service provider for its business. offers unique and original products from over 2,000 small, creative UK businesses. Realex Payments has been providing market leading payment solutions to its clients since 2000. When the opportunity arose for the two companies to work together, it was no surprise that it was a perfect fit.

Jon Sheard of Realex Payments said, "We pride ourselves on a partnered approach with our clients, and we demonstrate the quality of our product via both customer service and unbeatable product reliability. It's rare that you meet a retailer who embodies the same values to the same degree, but we are proud to work with a number of quality clients and adding to our books was a natural step for an innovative company like ours to make."

Realex Payments are the payment gateway of choice for over 5,500 retailers, and have seen rapid expansion in Europe over recent months. With a burgeoning list of retail clients in addition to blue chip names from the gaming, insurance and travel sectors, Realex Payments has made a huge impact on the UK market since they arrived here in 2007.

Working with only the most original and entrepreneurial, it is perhaps no surprise that chose to work with Realex Payments. “With such a unique and complex concept for our business model, we needed a payment provider who could make a bespoke solution. Realex Payments have been able to work with us to develop a secure and efficient method that suits the needs of our customers, the small businesses we work with and us as the marketplace” says Holly Tucker, CEO of

The integration with Realex Payments facilitates multiple settlement against one authorisation, ideal for retailers who want to take payment at item level once in stock and shipped. The solution also supports 3D Secure ensuring the merchant maintains the liability shift.

Jon Sheard added, "We developed this solution specifically to meet’s requirements. As ever we undertook an open partnered approach to understanding their business and the operational challenges they faced. We were able to deliver the right solution in the right time."

"We believe that our strong expertise, open approach and ability to listen and understand the challenges retailers face today make us stand out from the crowd. Combined with our flexibility and ability to deliver effective solutions, we believe this is a key differentiator for Realex Payments." Jon concluded.

About Realex Payments:

Realex Payments is one of Europe's largest and fastest growing payment service providers delivering a software a software payment solution to over 5500 clients . Currently the business has some 5,500 retailers across 30 countries, 110 staff in three offices (Dublin, London and Paris), turns over €9mn euro per annum and processes in excess of €12bn euro annually for its clients. Clients include, Costco, Chain reaction Cycles, Virgin Atlantic, The AA and Clinton Cards to name a few.

Contact details:

Tracy Glynn Realex Payments Head of Marketing Email: Mobile: +44 (0)788 44 33 960

About, the award-winning online marketplace, is one of the most high profile e-commerce businesses in the UK and has experienced explosive growth since the company was founded almost 6 years ago. brings together over 2,000 independent small UK businesses that combined sell over 40,000 products through a single checkout. Each small business has been carefully chosen by, for its innovative, well-made products to inspire shoppers looking for style, originality and quality, but who never seem to find it on the high street. has received over 20 awards for entrepreneurship and customer service and was most recently ranked the 1st retailer and 9th overall in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. It was also ranked 8th in Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50 as well as 40th in their Fast 500 EMEA, with only seven UK-based companies placed ahead of them. was also named 16th in Media Momentum’s 2011 Top 50 of the hottest digital media companies in Europe and Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish were crowned Media Momentum's 'Women of the Year'.


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