London-based GoSend, a new international shopping and shipping service, has launched in the UK. Based in one of five tax-free U.S. states, Delaware, GoSend is a unique subscription service offering members a ‘virtual locker’, giving them a U.S. address to reduce shipping fees from U.S. retailers and extend bulk discounts to ship for less anywhere in the world.
Visa announced the appointment of Ramón Martín to the newly created position of Global Head of Merchant Sales and Solutions to lead global merchant strategy and integrating key functions to deliver customized products and services designed to help merchants achieve their business goals and advance Visa’s strong merchant and acquiring partnerships worldwide. Martín joins Visa from American Express, where he spent 16 years, most recently as President of Merchant Services, Americas. Martín completed an Industrial Engineering Degree at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Martín also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Retail Federation.
Consumers in select countries can buy American products from U.S. retailers and ship them abroad using PayPal and MyUS.com in 13 countries. The company is also offering a discounted membership fee and shipping incentive for ALL new customers that sign up prior to December 20th. MyUS.com already serves global customers in over 220 countries and handles millions of packages annually. MyUS.com makes it easy and secure for consumers worldwide to shop US retailers and save up to 80% on international shipping costs. Consumers pay for shipping using credit card, check, money order, wire transfer and now PayPal. MyUS.com is offering 50% off its premium membership fee for year one and 20% off its first shipment for ALL new members (all countries) that sign up before December 20, 2013. Offer good for new members only; 20% discount does not apply to USPS shipments. To take advantage of this offer, visit www.myus.com/paypalpromo or use coupon code “paypalpromo” when registering.
CSG Systems International software and services-based business support solutions that help clients generate revenue and maximize customer relationships has been selected by PT. XL Axiata Tbk (XL) mobile network operators to implement a single mediation solution for prepaid and postpaid services. XL mobile operator serves over 46 million subscribers and selected CSG Total Service Mediation (TSM), to replace multiple legacy mediation systems and support online processing for billions of events per day, at throughput rates of over 46,000 Transactions Per Second.
Ogone European online payment services provider partnered MasterCard to offer the “PayPass Wallet.” The “PayPass Wallet” global solution for banks, merchants and partners that will make it faster and easier for consumers to make purchases in stores or online by allowing them to securely pay with a simple click of the mouse, touch of the tablet screen or tap of the smartphone. Now e-retailers using the Ogone platform will be able to offer their customers the “Paypass Wallet” service allowing consumers to store payment and shipping information in one, convenient and secure place. The Wallet is open so consumers can use American Express, Discover, Visa and other branded credit, debit and prepaid cards.
Ogone payment services announced the appointment of two new non-executive board members – Ali Kutay and Jay McGonigle. Kutay was most recently Senior Vice President at Oracle Corporation. Kutay was the Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by Oracle in September 2009. Previously, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Kutay was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AltoWeb, Inc., a provider of e-business infrastructure software. McGonigle is the former Chairman and CEO of the Corporate Executive Board Company and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Business Policy at the ESADE Business & Law Schools in Barcelona, Spain.
Ogone Payment Services payment platforms embarked on the Indian payments market, acquiring EBS (E-Billing Solutions) online payment provider for undisclosed financial terms. This represents Ogone’s first acquisition and its first move outside the European market. EBS will continue to operate under its current management structure and market approach and will be responsible for running operations and the continued expansion of the company. EBS also retains its name and brand in the Indian market. The EBS board is supported by 3 members of the Ogone Payment Services Board. Ogone were advised on the deal by Brian, Garnier & Co, an independent pan-European investment bank focused on growth companies.
Ogone payment services payment services signed a product integration agreement with Amazon Payments to offer “Checkout by Amazon.” Launched in March 2011 to let Amazon customers make a purchase on a website using the delivery addresses and payment information stored in their Amazon account, “Checkout by Amazon” lets users shop securely on another retailer’s website without re-entering their delivery and payment information. Shoppers can complete purchases quickly without leaving the site which leads to a higher conversion rate and reduced drop off at the payment stage. Ogone’s PCI DSS compliant platform already boasts over 40 international and local online payment methods, allowing e-retailers to offer their customers unparalleled choice in how they want to pay.
vente-privee.com online retailer has fully integrated Ogone’s payment processing platform into its own e-commerce solution.Through the vente-privee.com “Digital Commerce Factory,” users can run their online shops from conception and hosting (website and / or m-commerce) to the delivery of products with promotional and marketing activities. The Ogone payment services platform into its Digital Commerce Factory means vente-privee.com’s merchants will benefit from Ogone’s solid fraud prevention tools, including payer authentication, filtering and blocking mechanisms, and will be given the possibility to upgrade to the advanced module, FDMA (Fraud Detection Module Advanced) Check-List, a 65 criteria list for evaluating and/or scoring transaction trust and risk levels.
Ogone global payment services platform is launching services in the Middle East through a partnership with CashU, a leading local payment method. With this, Ogone create d a colloquial version of its payment gateway, branded CPSP (cashU Payment Service Provider) to operate in Arabic and accept local currencies and payment methods. The move means that Ogone is now able to support payments in virtually any market across the globe. This will also provide local merchants across the Middle East CPSP’s PCI-DSS compliant online payment processing system to subsequently grow their e-Commerce businesses outside their home markets with the ability to securely process payments across the world.
John Allan has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman with WorldPay payment services. This follows an extensive career as the CFO wuth Deutsche Post DHL and Chief Executive wuth Exel Plc and Executive Director of BET Plc. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Care UK Ltd and Dixons Retail Plc and holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships including ISS A/S and the UK Home Office. WorldPay will benefit from Allan’s extensive expertise as a Chairman and board member in terms of strategic input, business development and corporate governance.
Ingenico payment solutions has appointed Christopher Coonen and Michel Leger EVP Global Solutions Sales & Marketing and EVP, President EMEA Region respectively. Christopher Coonen holds a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Northwestern University and brings with him experience gained at Paypal, most recently as VP and General Manager, Continental Europe. His prior experiences include working at Western Union International, and DHL worldwide Express CIS in Sales, Marketing and Development. Michel Léger is a graduate from the National Institute of Sciences of Rennes and brings with him 25 years of international experience in payments, most recently with Netsize m-payment as a General Manger. Prior to this he was with Schlumberger/Axalto as GM, POS business.