Computop and empiriecom deepen cooperation for platforms

New offers for online shops and e-commerce marketplaces

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 and other leading retailers such as or


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."


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.

About Computop

As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce and POS. Retailers, service providers and industrial enterprises have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

Computop, a global player with its head office in Germany and locations in England and the USA, has been servicing large international companies in the service, retail, mobility, gaming and travel industries for more than 25 years. These companies include global brands such as C&A, Fossil, the entire Otto Group, Sixt, Swarovski and Wargaming. Computop, being ISO 27001 certified since 2021, also provides its payment system to banks and financial service providers as a white-label solution. In total, the certified carbon-neutral company processes commercial payment transactions with a combined value of USD 33 billion annually in 127 currencies. With its individual and secure solutions, Computop makes a major contribution to the future of international payment processing.


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