Collaboration allows small- and medium-sized businesses to accept card payments online
London, November 22, 2011 – First Data Merchant Solutions, First Data’s direct-to-market merchant acquiring business, today announced it has been selected by Volusion, a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart software and services for online merchants, to provide additional options for payment processing to its customers. The agreement will see First Data Merchant Solutions support Volusion’s community of small and medium-sized businesses in accepting online credit and debit card payments.
Volusion allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to quickly and easily set up all the elements required to sell products and services online, including website design, merchandising, multi-level marketing as well as debit and credit card processing. As part of the agreement, UK Volusion customers will have the option to open a merchant account using a one click referral process, allowing them to accept and settle online card payments as a customer of First Data Merchant Solutions.*
Volusion also partners with Realex Payments to provide its customer base with a secure gateway to compliment Volusion’s PCI DSS-compliant payment page and SSL certification.
Clay Olivier, Volusion CEO, commented: “Our selection of First Data Merchant Solutions signifies our aggressive growth plans in the ever-expanding UK e-commerce market place. Both companies’ product and service offerings focus on providing innovative, user-friendly software that supports growth and profitability for online merchants regardless of their size.”
Phil Curtis, General Manager, First Data Merchant Solutions, added: “We are delighted at being selected by Volusion as the payments processor of choice for its customers. As e-commerce has grown exponentially, so too has the level of sophistication and security required from even the smallest merchants when it comes to accepting payments online. Over the coming months our intention is to roll out a number of exciting initiatives with Volusion, and its gateway partner Realex Payments, that allow small- and medium-sized e-commerce enterprises to securely accept online payments and ultimately grow their business.”
* Merchant Solutions are provided by FDR Limited, trading as First Data Merchant Solutions, as agents for Bank of Scotland plc, as the registering member under the relevant Card Schemes.
Volusion is a leader in ecommerce solutions and credit card processing for online businesses. After more than a decade, tens of thousands of companies from small businesses to industry leaders, such as 3M, Motorola, National Geographic, Ansel Adams and Nalgene, have used Volusion to successfully sell online. For more information about Volusion, please visit http://www.volusion.co.uk.
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, cheque or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.
Louisa Excell, First Data
Tel: +44 1268 296 578
Sonu Sayeed, Volusion UK
Tel: +44 (0)800 520 0301