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Ogone helps e-merchants go mobile

by david.nunes

Ogone helps e-merchants go mobile

Ogone adds to its existing mobile payment solutions offer today with the launch of a brand new in-app payment library for iOS and Android operating systems.

Brussels, 2 July 2012 – As the internet and e-commerce increasingly go mobile, a lot of e-merchants have invested in websites which offer easy access from mobile web browsers. More and more of them are however also creating Apps to enhance the speed and customer experience of shopping on mobile devices. Always on the forefront of new trends like these, Ogone has developed an offer that will assist both e-merchants using a mobile website as well as those using mobile Apps for their e-commerce.

Ogone’s brand new in-app library is a highly secure and user-friendly plug-in payment solution – for iOS and Android operating systems – which can easily be integrated into the e-merchants’ mobile app. It allows the end-customers an improved user-experience: they can smoothly complete an online purchase payment within the app without the hassle and time loss of being redirected to the mobile browser. This development means that Ogone can offer its services to every kind of mobile payment strategy in any part of the world.

The Ogone in-app library uses secure aliases (instead of storing the credit card details on the mobile device) which offers e-merchants the immense advantage of easy compliance with the strictest standards in the industry (such as PCI-DSS). It also offers high flexibility in look & feel.

“The in-app library is a natural extension of our existing mobile offer of which the continuous development is one of our current priorities”, says Marcus W. Mosen, Chief Commercial Officer at Ogone. “Our customers were already able to apply our solutions for payment processing on their mobile website – keeping the cardholder securely on their website during the entire checkout process -, but now we can assist them with the increasingly popular use of mobile apps as well. It is exactly this kind of future-proof value added approach that players in a dynamic and opportunity-rich market like the e-commerce need.”

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. 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.

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