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Computop and eShopWorld partner to offer integrated ecommerce, logistics and payment processing for retailers wishing to expand internationally

New solution incorporating Paygate 5.0 to be showcased at Stand E43 at Internet Retailing Expo this Spring

London, England - March, 12, 2013 - Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), and eShopWorld, a dynamic company of ecommerce, software, technical and logistics experts, today announced a strategic global partnership to offer customers integrated ecommerce, logistics and secure payments across over 52 countries worldwide.

With eShopWorld, consumers across Asia, Europe and the USA are now able to shop globally but pay locally, using their own currency to make online purchases. Computop offers the widest choice of available payment options and unparalleled transaction security, whilst eShopWorld assumes full responsibility for tax & duty calculation, customs clearance, delivery, and returns globally. This combined service will enable retailers to manage the complexities of localising online sales to international customers.

The service will provide multiple solutions for international payments, including Alipay and Paypal, plus a whole host of other popular domestic payment methods, 3D Secure (Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode). It will also offer protection from international credit card fraud.

Stephen Berry, country manager for Computop UK commented, "The biggest challenges merchants face in relation to international expansion is the complexity of tax and duty calculations, local payment processing, logistics and returns management. This partnership means that all of these challenges are dealt with in one place, offering a seamless customer experience for merchants."

Martin Tully, chief operations officer for eShopWorld said, "The partnership brings together the proven solutions for both international payment methods and cross border ecommerce solutions to provide new international e-tailers with a greatly reduced time to market, in one seamless package. "

The service will be showcased on Stand E43 at Internet Retailing Expo on the 20th and 21st March.

Workshop at Internet Retailing Expo 2013
Computop and eShopWorld will host a workshop on 'Simplifying the Challenges of International eCommerce' on 21st March 13.30 in Workshop One (next to the Enterprise Theatre http://www.internetretailingexpo.com/workshops/?ws_id=14)

About the Computop Paygate platform
Computop Paygate 5.0 is a multichannel payment platform that provides online retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows online retailers to get access to dozens of international payment systems, and includes fraud prevention for North America, Europe and Asia. Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, hybris, Magento and Oxid all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing. In addition, Computop Paygate has been integrated into SAP's Business ByDesign business software to provide secure global payment processing.

About Computop
Computop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure e-commerce, Point of Sale (PoS), m-commerce and Mail Order and Telephone Order (MOTO), globally. The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany with local teams also within the US, UK and China. Computop processes transactions totalling $7+ billion per year, for over 2000 large international merchants within industries such as retail, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Cash & Carry, Samsung and TUI. In order to provide a complete multichannel solution for merchants, Computop has a robust partner and global banking portfolio providing merchants with a seamless and secure transaction process.

For further information please visit: www.computop.com.

About eShopWorld
eShopWorld simplifies global e-commerce for online retailers. Its technology and services allow online retailers to sell and deliver merchandise to shoppers all over the world. The eShopWorld platform includes: International hosted checkout with fully landed cost calculations (customs duties, taxes and shipping fees), multi-currency pricing and payment processing and online fraud protection; Universal carrier interface, localised returns management solution, and door-to-door tracked delivery. Its 'carrier agnostic' delivery service ensures the retailer always has access to the best carrier in each territory.

By improving the overall experience for the international shopper and ensuring it compares favorably with that of a domestic shopper, eShopWorld's modular platform and service has enabled some of the leading global online retailers to maximise their brand value in overseas markets. To learn more, please visit www.eShopWorld.com.

UK Press Contact:
Charlotte Hanson or James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 208 334 8041
E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. Press Contact:
Jessica Mularczyk
Ascendant Communications
Tel: 508-498-9300
E-mail: [email protected]

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