Elavon and ePages join forces to offer eCommerce solution
The eShop will enable small businesses to extend and synchronise an online and in-store presence to meet the needs of modern consumers
London/Dublin, 29 May 2019 – Elavon, a leading global payments provider, and ePages, an international commerce technology platform, are partnering to offer an all-inclusive shopping tool with a built-in payments gateway and acquiring solution in the UK and Ireland. It offers small to mid-sized retailers an easy-to-use website builder and hosting solution to meet the demands of modern consumers. Further rollout is planned for key markets in Europe.
Hannah Fitzsimons, EVP and General Manager of Elavon Merchant Services comments: “Joining forces with ePages to launch the eShop will make it easier than ever for retailers to take their businesses online and build customer loyalty with our powerful eCommerce solution. The eShop will help merchants develop and synchronise their online and in-store presence so that they can focus on growth.”
Wilfried Beeck, CEO of ePages, adds:
“Elavon is an important partner to help us take steps to extend our omnichannel capabilities. Our technology and expertise in eCommerce, combined with Elavon’s competence in payments is a strong offer for ambitious businesses.”
The eShop is powered by a cloud-based, next-generation eCommerce platform from ePages, and Elavon’s new payments gateway. It enables retailers to quickly and easily build a branded online presence without technical skills or using a web design agency. The eShop has built-in search engine optimisation, and integrates with social media channels. It‘s extendable and scalable for mobile and eCommerce; merchants can connect to delivery options and other online services through APIs.
Elavon’s payments solution utilises secure encryption and fraud prevention technologies, and is fully PCI DSS compliant.
Mobile technologies have transformed the behaviour of consumers in retail environments. Searching mobile, buying online, purchasing, or returning in physical stores – customers are increasingly demanding an experience via multiple sales channels. In this shifting commerce landscape, brick-and-mortar retailers are posed with the challenge of creating new differentiators to compete with pure online players. Elavon’s whitepaper, ‘Return of Digital Consumers to the Real World: How can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers win them back with Omnichannel Commerce,’ (link) explores how this omnichannel approach is changing the retail industry.
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Elavon is a leading global payments company with more than 4,300 employees and operations in 10 countries. A subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Elavon provides businesses with the technology needed to accept payments from customers, whether they are shopping in stores, at home or on the go. Its platform is distinctive in that it is common across countries, making it easier for businesses to get their payment system up and running quickly and securely.
Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp, with 74,000 employees and $467 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with mobile and online tools that allow customers to bank how, when and where they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company. Visit U.S. Bank at www.usbank.com or follow on social media to stay up to date with company news.
ePages (www.epages.com) is a global leader of cloud-based online shop solutions. More than 100,000 online merchants in North America, Europe and Australia operate their online stores on the ePages platform; complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimization and responsive designs for mobile devices. Permanent updates to the cloud platform ensure that the storefronts are always up-to-date. ePages provides interfaces to more than 80 technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors. ePages partners with hosting providers, telecom companies as well as POS and ERP vendors to bring best of breed commerce solutions to their SMB clients. The company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with additional offices in London, Barcelona and New York.