Wirecard’s Checkout Portal has been launched in Eastern Europe and will be offering payment solutions in combination with Google services. In a first step, the product was launched in Poland, for which Wirecard was able to involve Google’s Premier SMB Partner Verseo.
SumAll and the Square partnership are expanding to Canada. The deal enables users in Canada to access Square data along with analytics from dozens of additional platforms, including social media services and other payment providers
BlueSnap upgraded its BuyNow hosted checkout pages enabling merchants to present a flexible, full-featured, PCI-compliant checkout page to shoppers in 180 countries without development expense or the need to commit company resources to meet PCI security standards. The new release features eye path-optimized page design, easy customization, A/B testing, mobile device support, and other enhancements to help merchants close more online sales.Online retailers that use BlueSnap’s hosted checkout pages have full access to all platform functions, including award-winning subscription management, coupon generation, catalog management and full support for both physical and digital goods as well as dynamic localization across 60 currencies, 29 languages and 110 payment methods.
SugarCRM, the company that makes every user a customer expert, today announced that it has integrated with Google’s new “Conversion Import” feature. With this new capability, organizations can track when clicks on Google AdWords ads result in sales or leads in the offline world. Google’s new “Conversion Import” feature, fully supported by Sugar, enables organizations and their users to measure how online leads convert into offline sales.
Payvment, the number one Facebook e-commerce platform, announced that the company reached one million monthly active shoppers in December 2011, and saw a 3X year-over-year increase in transactions by its network of over 100,000 sellers during 2011. The company also announced the appointment of Craig Walsey as Vice President of Business Development, and Jennifer Silverstein as Senior Director of Data Insights. Walsey brings over 15 years of experience from the social media, retail, and entertainment industries, recently having held the role as VP with TBG Digital. He will focus on strategic relationships and integrations with the Open Payvment API platform to provide a breadth of social commerce solutions for sellers and extend Payvment’s market reach. Meanwhile, Silverstein joins Payvment from social gaming leader Kabam, where she created and led the Business Intelligence team, providing insights across all games with specific focus on social referrals, game mechanics, and marketing campaign effectiveness.
Merchant Data Systems payment processing company and Internet Marketing Company Karma Snack are announcing a joint venture designed to help merchant and re-seller clients of Merchant Data Systems increase their sales. This will provide both traditional and e-commerce businesses with products and services including business-enhancing search engine optimization (SEO) to complement wholesale merchant processing. Included in the JV is the ability to generate qualified leads for Sales Agents, which will offer merchants a suite of Financial Services products including working capital, merchant cash advances, equipment financing as well as Gift & Loyalty programs, Payroll Services and merchant-friendly PCI-DSS solutions. MDSSEO will deploy a consultative approach with business owners in order to assure their business is equipped with the financial products and services they need while keeping costs very low.
Merchant Data Systems payment processing company and Internet Marketing Company Karma Snack forged a joint venture to help merchant and re-seller clients of Merchant Data Systems increase their sales. The partnership will provide both traditional and e-commerce businesses with products and services including business-enhancing search engine optimization (SEO) to complement wholesale merchant processing. This will offer merchants a diverse suite of Financial Services products including working capital, merchant cash advances, equipment financing as well as Gift & Loyalty programs, Payroll Services and merchant-friendly PCI-DSS solutions.
Ink from Chase, the business card portfolio from Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., is teaming up with Google again this fall to host a series of seminars aimed at helping small business owners grow their businesses online. The seminars and online webinars are free of charge to Ink from Chase cardmembers and will feature expert advice from a Google product specialist, including, online marketing tips and best practices that small business owners can use immediately to make a big impact on their businesses. The “Grow Your Business Online” fall seminar and networking series kicks off in Chicago on September 19 and will include cities such as Houston, New York City and Miami. Each seminar will feature expert advice from Frederick Vallaeys, an AdWords evangelist at Google, and a local small business owner as well as time to network with other small business owners. To expand customer reach, the online webinar series will kick off in October. Additional information will be available at www.inkfromchase.com/events in late September. In addition to offering small business owners powerful cards and services, Ink from Chase launched Jot SM, a mobile application and online solution which saves small business owners time by enabling them to easily track, categorize and organize business expenses in real-time from their mobile devices or online.
American Express OPEN launched its “Business Gold Rewards Card,” offering double points for all spending on online marketing. With small businesses rapidly moving marketing dollars online, American Express is offering richer and more innovative ways to help them get more out of their investments. American Express’ Rewards programs, including the industry-leading Membership Rewards, are a featured benefit used by millions of American Express Cardmembers. The new card gives 3X points on airfare; 2X points on advertising, gas and shipping; and 1X points on everything else. The Marketing Suite includes “YourBuzz,” to help small businesses manage their online presence, learn what is being said about them and their competitors, and connect with customers in the places where they are most vocal”social media, “AdManager” for helping small businesses create, target and measure the results of their online advertising campaigns, and “SearchManager” online solution for managing paid search campaigns across all major search ad networks.
American Express announced the impending launch of a new online travel solution designed for small businesses, powered by Rearden Commerce eCommerce platform company. This will help small firms benefit from best in class corporate negotiated rates for airfare, hotel and car rental provided by American Express Global Business Travel. Business owners will also have access to other features such as reporting capabilities, in-destination services, and the ability to set policy controls for employee business travel spending to control costs. And for the first time, small businesses will be afforded a holistic view of travel spend across their entire organization for company-wide travel expense visibility. With this, American Express OPEN Cardmembers will be able to use Membership Rewards currency when booking through the new portal, while also earning extra rewards points when they choose to purchase using their American Express card.
American Express OPEN officially launched “YourBuzz” to help small businesses manage their online presence; track public image/reviews; and connect with customers via social media. Powered by Clickable online advertising solutions, “YourBuzz” aggregates conversations across highly influential review sites such as Yelp and CitySearch, and social networks such as Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, to ensure listings are accurate, build customer relationships, and mitigate the damage that can be done from poor reviews. American Express OPEN’s latest Business App, a suite of software products that help small businesses market their products and services, increase margins and improve cash flow, joins “AdManager” and “SearchManager” as part of the Marketing Suite.
American Express OPEN launched “AdManager” for helping small businesses create, target and measure the results of their online advertising campaigns. Software tools for managing digital ad campaigns are traditionally too expensive and often too complicated for time-stretched entrepreneurs, but “AdManager” simplifies the process by offering a start-to-finish platform for creating ads and determining where they will be placed. Powered by AdReady, “AdManager” is American Express OPEN’s latest Business App that help small businesses market their products and services.