Computop and EVO certify terminals for international card acceptance

Bamberg and Cologne, Germany, 12 January 2021 With the successful certification of POS terminals, global acquirer EVO Payments and global payment service provider Computop are taking their cooperation to a new level. By making a joint offering they enable merchants to use unified POS terminals across Europe and connect them to their e-commerce business on a unified payment platform.


Omnichannel and internationalisation are at the top of the agenda for many merchants. But especially in physical retail outlets their plans can be challenged by national regulations, for example in the selection of the acquirer. Thanks to the certification of the Next terminals from CCV, acquiring by EVO Payments is now available to Computop customers in 46 countries and overseas territories. With the terminals certified according to the PCI P2PE standard, payment data is highly encrypted "end-to-end" which improves security and relieves merchants from the need for their own PCI certification.

Customers of EVO Payments, whose payment processing already ran via Computop Paygate, can use these terminals to merge transactions from all channels - their physical trade as well as their online business. This way, they can be processed and analysed in combination with the data from the settlement files. This makes offers such as Click & Collect or Return-in-Store possible, not only on the ERP side but also on the payment side.

Stephan Kück, Managing Director of Computop, said: "We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a powerful acquirer for the Europe-wide rollout of our POS terminals with EVO Payments. This extension is particularly attractive for our Non-European customers.“  

"The certification is an important step with which we not only deepen our existing successful cooperation with Computop, but also create valuable synergy which will benefit equally our customers and Computop's customers. Integrated technology solutions like this simplify the transaction processing of merchants across all sales channels and are an important step towards strengthening our international network," explains Anna Bejaoui, General Manager at EVO Payments International.


About EVO Payments International:

EVO Payments International is part of the EVO Group and a full-service payment specialist for Germany and Europe. Founded in 1989, EVO is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S.A., and is a Principal Member of Visa and Mastercard. Its international presence spans North and Latin America as well as Europe. Cologne-based, EVO Payments International GmbH is the European subsidiary of the EVO Group.

Its range of services covers all aspects of cashless payment transactions in stationary retail and eCommerce – from acquiring (card acceptance), network operation and POS terminals to payment service providing and card acceptance at ATMs (Automated Teller Machines).


About EVO Payments, Inc.:

EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants, ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across the globe. As a fully integrated merchant acquirer and payment processor in over 50 markets and 150 currencies worldwide, EVO provides competitive solutions that promote business growth, increase customer loyalty, and enhance data security in the international markets it serves.


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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