Many large online retailers are expanding their shops into platforms and inviting other merchants and manufacturers to add their products to the range. However, this model brings with it special demands when it comes to payment transactions and retail systems. In response, Computop, the leading global payment service provider, and empiriecom, the specialist in e-commerce platform solutions have today announced a closer cooperation.
As part of the globally active Otto Group, empiriecom develops e-commerce solutions for the group's own as well as external trading companies. The connection of the omnichannel payment platform Computop Paygate to the modular "empiriecom commerce suite" has already proven itself at baur.de and other leading retailers such as universal.at or ackermann.ch.
COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR ALL SALES CHANNELS
With the cooperation now agreed, the partners are preparing for the integration of payment services that will relieve merchants of the regulatory requirements that typically arise during payment processes in online marketplaces. Together, Computop and empiriecom combine one of the leading e-commerce shop systems with a versatile payment solution including additional services such as accounts receivable management. This complete marketplace solution will be available for all e-commerce channels (web, mobile, app) as well as for stationary trade or sales via call centres. The needs of B2B and B2C providers are also addressed.
Stephan Kück, CEO Computop, emphasises: "Due to the ongoing regulatory process for payment, we are positioning ourselves to offer additional services. We are pleased to be able to bring these into our extended partnership with empiriecom to offer large trading platforms the complete package of e-commerce platform and payment solutions."
Ralf Männlein, CEO empiriecom, adds: "Computop and the BAUR GROUP / OTTO GROUP already have a longstanding successful partnership. The bundled joint solutions make it even easier for new clients to get fully integrated complete solutions from a single source and to use them optimally for themselves."
ABOUT EMPIRIECOM-BETTER E-COMMERCE
Empiriecom is a German e-commerce software producer with more than 100 employees and develops and operates state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions for online shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The core of its solution portfolio is the "empiriecom commerce suite" (shop frontend, CMS, product search, and checkout for web tab mobile app) with which online retailers can operate modern e-commerce in the cloud and integrate any third-party systems using flexible APIs. Due to the modular architecture approach, the products of the commerce suite can be used individually or in combination. In the professional services sector, empiriecom supports its customers in the integration and individual adaptation of the respective system environment.
With more than 1.6 billion € order turnover per year, the empiriecom commerce suite is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the DACH region.