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News Release

Ogone & Actinic Partner to Simplify International Trade for Over 12,000 UK Ecommerce Retailers

~Ogone's payment services now available to Actinic customers through a fully integrated plug-in~
Released: 16th March 2011
Publisher: Actinic

16 March 2011, London: Ogone Payment Services today announced that it has partnered with Actinic (www.actinic.co.uk), one of the UK’s most popular providers of ecommerce software for small and medium size businesses. The partnership enables Actinic customers to easily collect payments across European markets from a wide range of payment types. Details at http://www.actinic.co.uk/ecommerce-software-for-businesses/partner-services/online-payment-services.html.

The deal will mean that businesses using the Actinic platform to drive their websites can now select Ogone to process their payments simply by clicking on a dropdown selection in the Business Settings. The plug-in is available to those using Actinic version 10 (v10.0.2 onwards) for Actinic Catalog, Business, Business Plus and Enterprise.

As a result of the partnership over 12,000 of the UK’s small and medium sized ecommerce ventures can now benefit from Ogone’s fully PCI-DSS compliant online payment processing. Furthermore they can take advantage of Ogone’s established relationships with all the major payment providers such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as all local European payment providers. These include Solo and Maestro in the UK, iDeal and Machtigingen in the Netherlands, ELV in Germany and Carte Bleue in France, enabling them to develop European markets through a single, consolidated payment mechanism.

Nick Kington, managing director, Actinic said of the partnership, “An increasing number of the UK’s independent retailer’s want to trade internationally. It is Ogone’s ability to process payments from different markets that differentiates them from other PSPs and makes its plug in an excellent addition to our platform and services.”

Julian Wallis, UK country manager, Ogone said: ‘Actinic helps thousands of businesses to power their online stores and is a major player in the UK market. As British retailers realise that the our domestic ecommerce market is maturing, it’s important they take the next step and prepare for overseas trading. The Ogone platform is specifically designed to open European markets and this partnership with Actinic will simplify international trading for a large number of UK firms.’

Ogone has completed all the technical work to develop the plug in and fully integrate its payment platform with Actinic so that Actinic customers can benefit from Ogone’s extensive experience and wide range of payment services with minimal time and effort.

The plug in is available now and is listed on the payment services pages: http://www.actinic.co.uk/ecommerce-software-for-businesses/partner-services/online-payment-services.html

or http://www.ogone.co.uk/landingpages/actinic

ENDS

About Ogone:
Ogone Payment Services(www.ogone.co.uk) is one of the main European service providers specialised in the processing of online payments, with more than 28.000 customers in 40 countries. The company provides a range of electronic payment solutions covering a number of areas, including e-commerce, ticketing, call centres or the hotel industry. This includes both business-to-consumer solutions and business-to-business services (purchasing cards). With its transactional functionalities and extensive back-office capabilities, the Ogone Payment Services offering is one of the most comprehensive available today.

Ogone Payment Services is connected to the banks by certified interfaces and hence is able to handle international methods of payment such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, as well as local payment methods, including iDeal and Machtigingen in the Netherlands, Solo and Maestro UK in the United Kingdom, Bancontact/Mister Cash in Belgium, ELV and giropay in Germany, Carte Bleue in France, Dankort and eDankort in Denmark etc. 

A number of major organisations have also opted to use Ogone to handle their payments. These include Friends Provident, Tui, Thomas Cook, Halfords, Just Eat, Bose, Opodo, Club Med, DHL International, Viking Direct/Office Depot, Thalys International, Misco and Center Parcs.

Ogone Payment Services has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom.

About Actinic:
Founded in 1996, Actinic (www.actinic.co.uk) is a British company specialising in helping small and medium retailers trade, both online and offline, using its ecommerce and electronic point of sale (EPOS) packages.

Actinic offers ecommerce products for web designers and self-builders, including both web-based and desktop solutions. The range includes Actinic Enterprise, Actinic Business, Actinic Catalog, Actinic Express and Actinic Designer. Actinic powers more UK ecommerce sites than any other company.

Actinic EPOS systems give a comprehensive feature set that is straightforward to operate at great value. The range extends from a low cost, single till installation for the smaller store, to integrated multi-till and multi-site systems with head office functionality for centralised product, stock and price updating and reporting.

Trademarks: Actinic, Actinic Catalog, Actinic Business, Actinic Express and Actinic Designer are registered trademarks of Actinic Software Limited.

For more information or to arrange an interview:

Ogone’s PR:
Nick Ward / Sarah Mulder, EpochPR
T: +44 (0) 207 401 8001
nward@epochpr.com
, smulder@epochpr.com

Julian Wallis, UK Country Manager, OGONE Payment Services
T: +44 (0)203 1474966, M: +44 (0)7884 005565
jwa@ogone.com
   

Actinic PR:
Jane Lee, www.dexterity.co.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 470199, Actinic [at] dexterity.co.uk


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