Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Elavon Launches a Complete e-Commerce Solution Supporting Small to Medium sized Businesses

By Hallema Sharif

WATFORD, UK – September 4, 2013 – Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and a leading global payments provider, has launched an Online Payment Gateway for small and medium sized businesses in the UK through an agreement with Realex Payments, an established and trusted provider of payment gateway solutions that is successfully used by thousands of businesses across Europe. With streamlined integration to websites and e-Commerce platforms, the online payment gateway makes accepting e-commerce payments easier for businesses.

“We understand that business owners are faced with many challenges and need to work with all kinds of providers to run their business,” said Marianne Johnson, EVP and Head of Product and Innovation for Elavon.  “The ability to offer a single point of contact for both acquiring and gateway services through our agreement with Realex Payments results in a win-win for our customers and means they have one less business relationship to manage.”

In order to take payments online via an e-Commerce website or over the phone, businesses need to have both a Gateway provider and an agreement with a Payment Processor, something that is not commonly known. With Elavon Online Payment Gateway, businesses can get a card payment processing account and payment gateway set up in one easy process and from one company.

Elavon’s e-Commerce solution provides the following:

  • Ease of integration and support;
  • A single entity for both payment gateway and payment processing services;
  • Support for all relevant payment methods;
  • Local risk management in the event of breach;
  • Tokenisation technology allowing a business to securely encrypt and store card information for customers’ repeat purchases
  • Recurring billing functionality to automatically process card transactions on scheduled dates

Colm Lyon, founder and CEO of Realex Payments said, “We are delighted to announce this relationship with Elavon.  In addition to the fully branded gateway solution, we’re advocates of innovation and are committed to excellent customer service.  Having more than 13 years’ experience helping companies sell online, we are perfectly positioned to pass on our expertise to Elavon Online Gateway Customers, helping them to grow and expand their online businesses.”

This is a fully PCI DSS Level 1 certified gateway for international and local card processing around the world, regardless of how a business wants to sell its products; through a website (e-Commerce), by mail order or telephone order (MOTO), or a combination of all three.

Offering advanced payment functionality through flexible and simple integration and set-up options, the solution is backed by an extensive set of online support tools as well as a dedicated support team available to answer questions whenever they arise.

 About Elavon (www.elavon.co.uk): Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the leading #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

About Realex Payments: Realex Payments is a leading European online payment gateway, headquartered in Dublin with offices in London and Paris. Established in 2000, it provides a complete online payment solution to over 12,000 clients including Chain Reaction Cycles, Paddy Power, RSA Insurance and Northumbrian Water, amongst many others. The company employs 160 staff and processes payments valued in excess of £20Bn per annum.

More information on www.realexpayments.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Hallema Sharif
Phone: 678.731.5149
Email: hallema.sharif@elavon.com

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