Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 14 October, 2014 – GlobalCollect, an Ingenico Group company and the world’s most knowledgeable payment service provider, today announced that the company was selected by Spanish package shipping platform PackLink to support online payments acceptance across all of its current and future markets. PackLink, which was founded in 2012, is experiencing rapid growth as consumers increasingly use its platform to compare pricing and service levels of dozens of partner courier services, and arrange international shipping directly through the PackLink platform. GlobalCollect’s full service payment processing services enable PackLink to efficiently accept online payments across all markets it’s active in, while providing a choice of locally preferred payment methods to consumers.
Headquartered in Spain, PackLink has already expanded its operations to Germany, France, Italy and Poland. The company has further plans to roll out its platform in many more countries across Europe and the rest of the world. Besides this, PackLink is soon launching business-focused products to address the needs of higher volume shippers such as eCommerce companies. Its platform will integrate with businesses operational systems, automating the shipping process. With a growing user-base of over 2 million consumers, PackLink was looking for a partner that could support rapid international expansion by providing cross-border payment processing in a full service model that lets PackLink focus on its core-business. In GlobalCollect, the company has now partnered with a global payment service provider with deep experience in international eCommerce payments and a strong digital goods and services practice.
“GlobalCollect has a long track record of helping eCommerce companies grow internationally, including many leading digital goods and services companies,” said Ben Askew-Renaut, co-founder and CEO at PackLink. “This experience, combined with GlobalCollect’s full service processing capabilities in all of our key markets, means we can offer our customers the best payment experience, no matter what country they are from.”
“The global shipping marketplace is ripe for disruption, as evidenced by the rapid expansion of PackLink into new territories,” said David Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer at GlobalCollect. “We are excited to contribute our payments knowledge to support PackLink’s continued growth, and to enable them to accept online payments from more countries using more payment methods.”
In January 2012, Ben Askew-Renaut and Javier Bravo, two entrepreneurs with backgrounds in technology and logistics, launched PackLink, an online shipping service. In just over two years the company has grown exponentially and is now operating across Europe. Packlink's mission is to make shipping simple and transparent for people and businesses throughout the world. PackLink partners with leading couriers, giving consumers, SMBs and eCommerce sites a fast and easy way of booking parcel deliveries.
GlobalCollect, part of Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), is the most knowledgeable global Payment Service Provider in the world. The company processes international eCommerce payments for more than 600 of the world’s most recognized eCommerce brands in the digital goods and services, travel, retail and video gaming industries, among many others.
With two decades of payments experience, we enable our clients to efficiently and securely accept payments from more than 170 countries in more than 150 currencies. We offer in excess of 150 local payment methods, including all major credit cards, debit cards and alternative payment methods, giving unparalleled coverage throughout all global regions. Our robust and redundant systems guarantee our customers high availability and reliability. GlobalCollect’s business intelligence tools, Managed Fraud Services and more than 400 payments experts help our clients elevate their payment strategies to become a strategic asset to their companies.
GlobalCollect is a 100% subsidiary of Ingenico Group, global leader in seamless payment. Headquartered in Amsterdam, GlobalCollect has regional offices in North America, Asia Pacific, South America and the EU focused on bringing local presence with global reach and services to our clients. For more information please visit: http://www.globalcollect.com or http://www.ingenico.com
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