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Ogone empowers ePages’ platform with 80 payment methods

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Ogone empowers ePages’ platform with 80 payment methods

Ogone, leading specialist in online payment services, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership with ePages, one of the world´s leading e-commerce cloud service platforms for ‘plug & play’ shopping cart solutions. The collaboration offers merchants the immense benefit of an easy one stop commerce software with a pre-integrated payment solution that offers no less than 80 international and local payment methods.

Brussels, 30 July 2012 – The partnership between the e-commerce specialist ePages and the electronic payment specialist Ogone will make it easier than ever for businesses to develop an online sales channel. Not only do they now have access to a ‘ready to go’ commerce solution, but they no longer need to worry about the payment side of their website: the Ogone payment platform is pre-installed in ePages’ full e-commerce package. This will allow merchants to offer their end-customers over 80 international, alternative and prominent local payment methods which will stimulate their conversion rates and give them access to international markets.

“We are happy to introduce a strong international player like Ogone into our ecosystem of technology partners seeing that we are both strongly committed to enabling our merchants to make full use of the numerous advantages of generating business via the internet”, says Wilfried Beeck, CEO of ePages. “From now on our customers will benefit from one of the most secure, user-friendly and reliable payment platforms in the industry.”

“The ePages platform is currently used by more than 60,000 e-shops. Our collaboration with a commerce provider that has such a strong worldwide presence perfectly fits Ogone’s expansion strategy as we keep investing in value added relationships to increase our international reach”, concludes Marcus Mosen, Chief Commercial Officer of Ogone. “We are therefore very pleased to be able to assist ePages’ customers in their ‘online conquest of the world’ by means of our permanently increasing offer of more than 80 payment methods, our advanced fraud prevention services and our extensive back-office capabilities.”

About Ogone Payment Services (www.ogone.com):
Ogone Payment Services is a leading Payment Service Provider with international reach. More than 35,000 businesses worldwide trust Ogone to manage and secure their online payments, help prevent fraud and drive their business. The company is headquartered in Belgium, has operations in India through its acquisition of EBS in 2011 and maintains regional sales offices throughout the world, with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, UAE and the US.

Ogone is connected through certified links with more than 200 different banks and acquirers and hence is able to provide over 80 international, alternative and prominent local payment methods in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With its subsidiary Tunz.com, which is a regulated e-money institution, Ogone offers collecting and e-wallet services as well.

Ogone’s portfolio of payment methods helps online businesses to expand reach and increase checkout conversion. Additionally, companies benefit from the platform’s transactional functionalities, extensive back-office capabilities and advanced fraud prevention systems as well as future-proofing their business as Ogone is committed to providing new payment solutions as consumers adopt them.

A number of major organisations have also opted to use Ogone to handle their payments. These include Friends Provident, Tui, Thomas Cook, Halfords, Just Eat, Bose, Opodo, Club Med, DHL International, Viking Direct/Office Depot, Thalys International, Misco and Center Parcs.

Ogone is an independent company with Summit Partners as majority stakeholder and partner of the management team.

About ePages (www.epages.com):

ePages supplies one of the world´s leading commerce cloud service platforms. International hosting providers and yellow-pages providers as well as telecommunication and logistics companies such as Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Orange Business Services, Telegate, La Poste, Strato, Host Europe, LCN, Amen and Arsys offer preconfigured online shops and business websites for a monthly fee based on the ePages platform. They enable their customers to quickly and cost-effectively create professional online shops and business websites. In cooperation with over 60 technology partners, ePages integrates to online portals, search engines, marketing platforms, payment systems and ERP systems. Over 60,000 businesses worldwide use ePages to run their online shops and business websites. ePages headquarters is in Hamburg; additional offices are in London, Barcelona, Boston and Jena, Germany.

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