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  • IBS.IT PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY
    23 June, 2017

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  • SMART2PAY UPDATES KLARNA PAYMENTS
    13 June, 2017

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  • SMART2PAY SPRINTS TO VICTORY IN THE 3RD EDITION OF COMPANIES' RUNNING RACE
    07 May, 2017

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IBS.IT PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce the partnership with IBS.IT, the biggest Italian online bookstore.

IBS.IT (part of the famous Gruppo Messaggerie Italiane) is an online bookstore, with a large and diverse catalog of cultural and entertainment products. It is renowned for starting the electronic commerce in Italy by selling the first book online by credit card and also for being the first Italian site to sell ebooks.

The partnership will offer IBS.IT's marketplace participating shops access to an integrated solution for merchant onboarding, payment processing, transactions reconciliation and settlement. To operate the marketplace IBS.it is using the reliable marketplace platform Mirakl. Smart2PayTM has integrated the Mirakl marketplace platform in its state of the art PSP platform to offer a seamless online merchant onboarding process, payment processing, transaction reconciliation and funds settlement.

"We are very enthusiastic about the new partnership with IBS.IT. It is exciting for us to work with a company that is constantly looking to improve and to innovate its offering capabilities and its customer experience, by offering customized solutions and excellent service", said James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM.

About IBS.IT

IBS.IT is the Italian online multistore with 3 million registered customers, 7 million catalog products, nearly 2 million packages shipped in the last year, and warehouse handling of around 20,000 products a day. IBS.IT is part of the Messaggerie Group, which for more than 100 years has been the protagonist of the Italian publishing world and leader in the distribution of books all over the country.

About Mirakl

Mirakl’s ambition is to be the catalyst of a marketplace revolution that will transform the traditional e-commerce landscape. In three years, the company has already been able to share its vision with customers on 4 different continents and in 20 countries. Recently, Mirakl has opened subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States as it grows its staff of over 70 people. As the world leader of SaaS Marketplace solutions, Mirakl continuously harbors innovation in order to meet growing market expectations.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY UPDATES KLARNA PAYMENTS

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants by integrating Klarna Payments.

Klarna Payments is the latest Klarna’s latest initative available now also in the UK and US, besides the traditional markets in Scandinavia, DE, NL and AT. These were already covered by the Klarna Invoice, Klarna Accounts and Klarna Checkout products which Smart2PayTM already supports. With its already famous concept of payment after delivery, allowing customers to pay for their goods after they have received them, Klarna has gone one step further in implementing an unique "pay over time" solution. The easy one-time integration allows for a friction-free checkout for the customer and multiple available payment options, including: "Buy Now, Pay Later", "Pay After Delivery", and "Planned Payments".

Jamie Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased with the new integration of Klarna that allows us to offer our Merchants again more easy to use payment methods. Supporting the continuous geographic expansion of their business."

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm in 2005 with the idea to simplify buying. Today, they're one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. In 2014 they joined forces with SOFORT and formed Klarna Group, the leading European payment provider.

Klarna Group has more than 1,400 employees and is active on 18 markets. They serve 45 million consumers and work with 65,000 merchants. Their goal is to become the world’s favorite way to buy.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY SPRINTS TO VICTORY IN THE 3RD EDITION OF COMPANIES' RUNNING RACE

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce the participation of its team members at the third edition of Companies' Running Race B2RUN in Iasi, Romania.

Smart2Pay 2017 Running Team

Smart2PayTM 2017 Running Team

On Sunday, 7 May, 2017, more than 400 runners stood at the starting line of Companies' Running Race B2RUN ready to enter a 6 kilometers running race. After competing three years in a row at this running event, our 9 team members have once again raced toward their personal bests and embraced the values promoted at this event of a healthy lifestyle, teamwork and fair play.

"The atmosphere was fantastic and we really enjoyed the high-energy running event. It is truly inspiring seeing so many people pushing themselves to achieve their best. As an active community member, Smart2PayTM is proud to continue to support this type of events that promote outdoor sports and a healthy lifestyle, being also an opportunity for everybody involved to strengthen their work relationships and team spirit.", said Stefan Iancu, CTO of Smart2PayTM.

About Companies' Running Race B2RUN

B2RUN is Europe's largest corporate race, in 2016 saw more than 250,000 participants from 6 countries. B2Run is an experience worth living for both the incredible feeling of running on one of the largest and most beautiful stadiums in the country, as well as for the bonds that will be formed along the competition between colleagues, worthy of our motto "RUN IN THE BEST COMPANY".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY AND SKRILL: ALL ABOUT SIMPLIFYING PAYMENTS

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has added Skrill 1-Tap to its mobile and desktop payment offerings.

Skrill 1-Tap connects with Skrill’s Digital Wallet to allow customers to pay for their goods and services in "one tap" on any device. The 1-Tap functionality is designed to narrow the payment process for returning customers to just one simple secure step. 1-Tap is linked to the digital wallet of the customers, so they will not have to repeatedly enter their personal details or card information.

Furthermore, Smart2PayTM has integrated a new payment gateway for Skrill, which enables merchants to process payments on any device. Customers will benefit from the responsive design that will give them a seamless shopping experience.

Stefan Iancu, CTO of Smart2PayTM: "We’re extremely excited about the new opportunities opening up with the new Skrill functionalities that we adopted. In an ever changing ecommerce environment, we must always find quick, easy and secure solutions for merchants and customers alike."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

CASEWARE PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce that it has signed a partnership deal with CaseWare, a leading supplier of software solutions to accountants and auditors worldwide.

CaseWare (member of the XBRL consortium) is a Canadian company that provides software solutions for accounting, auditing, financial, risk and governance professionals. CaseWare software is used in 130 countries and available in 16 languages.

"We are thrilled that CaseWare will use Smart2PayTM’s platform for its international cloud solutions. We are looking forward to working with CaseWare to best serve the long term needs of their customers around the world.", said Alin Iventa, Business Development Manager of Smart2PayTM.

About CaseWare

CaseWare is a leading supplier of software solutions to accountants and auditors worldwide. Founded in Toronto in 1988, CaseWare provides mission-critical accounting and auditing software used by domestic and global accounting firms and a leading provider of auditing software to governments, tax authorities and corporations.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY ADDS US CARD PROCESSING

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has recently expanded its payment card offering for US based merchants.

Smart2PayTM has recently launched its local card processing solution for the United States, in order for its Merchants to benefit from an easy to use, secure and cost-efficient option for local US credit card processing. Using Smart2PayTM's services through these new card connections, Merchants will be able to increase their overall conversion and efficiency while keeping focus on and developing their business. With the Smart2PayTM card platform, Merchants have the option to activate real-time fraud protection to protect revenues, support growth and enhance customer experience.

Stefan Iancu, CTO of Smart2PayTM: "At a time when card payments are still so popular around the world, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our credit card processing solution for US Merchants. We are here to help Merchants by making online card payments as easy as possible for their customers and continuously offer them innovative solutions for card payment processing across the world. Using our smart routing capabilities the Merchants benefit from the highest approval rates no matter where the cardholder is located."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM offers a single API for all payment services to international Merchants, covering credit card and local payment options throughout the world! By using Smart2PayTM, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

WECHAT CHINA ADDED TO SMART2PAY PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment offering by integrating WeChat.

WeChat Payment is one of the the most popular payment methods in China, which allows users to pay for their goods and services via their WeChat wallet or linked bank cards within less than 3 seconds. This new innovative payment method is fashionable, convenient, effective and much safer. Both online and offline options are applicable.

Wechat payment team said: "Up to now, WeChat payment’s market share in China has risen to more than 30%. It still keeps a fast growing speed both at home and abroad. Lots of merchants from HK, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA have integrated with us and promote this cool payment option.

The partnership we build with Smart2PayTM will expand more chances and explore more merchants. In short future, we hope cooperation will go much deeper with mutual efforts."

Jamie Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased to announce that we have added WeChat to the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM. We at Smart2PayTM strongly believe that making a payment needs to be as simple as clicking a button, and WeChat delivers just this to its 800 million users. At the moment already 400 million users actively use WeChat to make payments for their purchases. By adding WeChat, we reinforce Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding our payment portfolio with best in class payment methods. Enabling growth for our Merchants by offering them the largest suite of local payment solutions worldwide."

About WeChat

WeChat is owned by Tencent Holdings. WeChat began as a project at Tencent Guangzhou Research and Project center in October 2010. The original version of the app, "Weixin", was invented by Xiaolong Zhang, and named by Ma Pony, Tencent CEO.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SEPA DIRECT DEBIT LAUNCHED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to merchants with SEPA Direct Debit, the payment solution that covers the entire Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

Smart2PayTM is pleased to add SEPA Direct Debit to its payment portfolio, enabling Merchants to collect payments in Euro from domestic or cross-border Customer bank accounts throughout all of the 34 SEPA countries. The solution includes collecting funds for subscriptions / recurring payments and one off payments, from both individuals (Sepa Core Scheme) and companies (Sepa B2B Scheme). Smart2PayTM also offers acces to the BACS Scheme, for collecting funds in UK.

Emilian Padurariu, Product Manager of Smart2PayTM: "SEPA Direct Debit has been around for some time in the EU payments landscape, but we have always felt that it deserves more attention, where ease of collecting funds for the Merchants and Customers’ trust that their payments are handled in the right way come together. Smart2PayTM’s solution includes PSD compliant Emandates, fraud scoring and a direct debit process with retries, all for the goal of providing increased conversion while keeping the reversals ratio to a minimum."

About SEPA Direct Debit

SEPA Direct Debit is a payment method that is now fully deployed and operated in the Eurozone countries. It’s a pull-based payment method that allows a Creditor (i.e. a Merchant) to directly debit a Debtor’s (i.e. a Consumer) bank account, provided that a valid mandate has been signed by the Debtor to allow the merchant to withdraw money on his/her bank account.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

DIFUSIÓN PARTNERS SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce Difusión will use Smart2PayTM’s platform for its international sales.

Difusión (part of the German Klett Gruppe) is a Spanish publishing house that produces textbooks and digital resources for teachers and students of Spanish as a foreign or second language.

"We are looking forward to working with Difusión to help the company address local Customers needs, delivering a frictionless experience to their Customers around the world", said Fernando Urquidi of Smart2PayTM.

About Difusión

Difusión is a Spanish publishing house that produces textbooks and digital resources for teachers and students of Spanish as a foreing or second language. Since our company was established in 1987, millions of students have used our books to study Spanish.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

Smart2Pay Conquered New Heights

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is praising the success of our team member, Madalina Bejinariu, in reaching Mount Elbrus 5.642 metres, the summit of the highest point in Europe, on September 2, 2016.

Mount Elbrus, situated in the Greater Caucasus mountain range, has long been a challenge for climbers from across the world. Madalina has reached the summit of Mount Elbrus, taking the Smart2PayTM's flag on the heights of this mountain that all elite climbers aspire to ascend.

Madalina Bejinariu: "I have embarked once again in a journey that had taken me this time on Europe's highest peak. It was a great feeling when reaching the top after a test of endurance on the steep slopes of Mount Elbrus.

The opportunity to challenge myself and to test my skills at increasing altitude was one of the highlights of this expedition, principles that I find deeply rooted in the values of Smart2PayTM."

Stefan Iancu, head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "We are once more proud of the achievement of our colleague, raising the Smart2PayTM's flag on the top of Mount Elbrus. The success of Madalina in reaching the Europe's highest summit, reflects the values of our team members, strong in reaching their aims."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

Smart2Pay Upgrades PCI Data Security Standard

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has upgraded its PCI DSS level 1 certification to version 3.1. The certification confirms once again that Smart2PayTM successfully demonstrated compliance against requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard in order to secure sensitive and financial data.

Smart2PayTM is a Payment Service Provider with a vast experience in the ecommerce industry, with a main focus on innovation and creativity to deliver the best services and products to its customers. Smart2PayTM is always looking for new and reliable services for its customers, and innovative and secure technology to deliver them.

Accepting all major credit cards is essential in today’s economic environment and Smart2PayTM always strives to give its clients top of the class payment solutions and services. Smart2PayTM is offering to its clients an easy and reliable way to accept credit card payments without having to worry about security and keeping the data safe.

Stefan Iancu, head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "Moving forward in making the card processing process much more manageable and secure for our customers, Smart2PayTM is PCI DSS version 3.1 level 1 compliant, certifying that we have the processes, knowledge and people in place to develop and operate software using secure techniques. It is a great responsibility to transmit, store and process all the credit cards data and our team is always treating this with utmost care and professionalism."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide. By adding local payment methods to your e-commerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local payment method to your Customers!

Smart2Pay Launches New Card Payment Gateway

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce that it has developed a new card processing solution to help merchants improve their performance and profitability on their card processing.

With this new and easy to use payment gateway, Smart2PayTM comes to the aid of merchants, simplifying the checkout process for their customers. The product addresses both PCI and non-PCI merchants, by offering both a direct and a redirect / iframe card processing solution. This in addition to state of the art features such as smart routing, retry logic and tokenization engine for recurring and one-click payments.

For more information about our card processing solutions, please visit: https://docs.smart2pay.com/category/card-processing/.

Stefan Iancu, CTO of Smart2PayTM: "We are thrilled to present our merchants our new card processing solution. Besides the modern features that are expected from a payment gateway, Smart2PayTM uses a high performance / high availability environment, with a global traffic manager, multiple load balancers and database sharding techniques in order to be able to make the payment process reliable and frictionless for every customer. With this new solution, in a bankcard industry that is rapidly changing worldwide, Smart2PayTM is strengthening its position as one of the top global suppliers of credit card processing solutions for merchants around the world."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

Smart2Pay Cheers for Bridge Champion

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions and supporter of the Romanian Bridge team, is thrilled to announce that his team member Stefan Iancu is the winner of the 25th edition of the "Emil Alexandrescu" Bridge Festival.

The event brought together the most strongest and enthusiastic bridge players in Romania, that had to compete in a three-days tournament, that took place at Hotel Moldova in Iasi, from 6 - 8 May. The tournament turned out to be a great success for all of the pairs that competed. The atmosphere was intense as all the teams were in it for the win.

Stefan Iancu, head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "Bridge is a great game where one can perfect his card playing technique as well as his skills for teamwork, risk management, visual memory, attention to details and acting under pressure. For me all these go hand in hand with my role in Smart2PayTM and my dream to reach perfection in both worlds. This result motivates me in remaining focused and hungry to continue this journey."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

Smart2Pay sprints to victory in the 2nd edition of Companies' Running Race

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce the participation of its team members at the second edition of Companies' Running Race in Iasi, Romania.

The 2016 Smart2PayTM Running Team, from left to right: Bogdan Suciu, Gabriela Lazar, Toea Irina, Alex Petrila, Laurentiu Ionescu, Madalina Bejinariu.

Saturday, 7 May 2016, our 6 team members entered a 5 kilometers running race together with more than 600 representatives of different major companies from Iasi. It was a social event dedicated exclusively to employees, promoting a healthy lifestyle, team spirit, and fair play. Thus, the event becomes an ideal framework for promoting the values of collective responsibility, teamwork, and creating a bridge for communication between participants with similar interests.

"It is always an honor and thrill to represent your company in a sport competition and we had such a great time being part of the Smart2PayTM Running Team. We had the support of our colleagues and friends, who cheered for us every step of the way. It is once again proof that anyone with a positive mindset, can achieve anything he sets his mind to.", said Madalina Bejinariu, one of the Smart2PayTM Running Team members.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

BANCA SELLA GROUP PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Banca Sella Group has entered into a partnership with Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions.

The partnership will offer Banca Sella Group's leading Merchant customers access to Smart2PayTM's local alternative payment methods, starting with UnionPay cards, one of the most used payment methods for E-Commerce in China and globally. According to the deal, Banca Sella Group will be able to offer the full suite of payment methods that Smart2PayTM offers to its Merchant customers. Banca Sella Group has added the local alternative payment methods available via Smart2PayTM to its ecommerce platform GestPay, one of the most significant in Italy for number of customers and operations.

James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are extremely proud of the partnership with Banca Sella, helping them to expand their business globally through the services of Smart2PayTM. And combining forces with an experienced bank that has innovation as tradition like Banca Sella, reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its global innovative partnerships."

Alessandro Bocca, Head of Ecommerce & Multi-acquiring services of Banca Sella: "Our Group’s strategy has always been to serve our merchants, providing them with the best payment methods. The partnership with Smart2PayTM is a further and very important step in the pursuit of this strategy; thanks to this partnership our payment gateway will be enriched with many payment methods that will help our merchants be successful.

About Banca Sella

Banca Sella has been providing services to e-commerce merchants since 1997 and nowadays holds a position of leadership in the Italian e-commerce market, with more than 44% of merchants using its services. Thanks to its constant innovation, today it is the most complete Italian platform both for the accepted number of payment instruments as well as its value added services which increase conversion and security.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 80 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY RELEASES WOOCOMMERCE PLUGIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently released a payment plugin for WooCommerce, one of the most popular eCommerce solution on the web.

WooCommerce is an open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress platform, designed to make some of the best and easy to use online stores. WooCommerce plugin enables merchants to accept payments on their WordPress websites via Smart2PayTM and integrate more than 150 payment options within their online stores in one go. The plugin offers a professional eCommerce solution with built-in functionalities, like detailed order tracking, various shipping options, coupon codes, customer and orders reports. The Smart2PayTM plugin is compatible with WooCommerce version 2.5.0 or higher and with WordPress 4.4.2 or higher.

For more information, please visit our documentation section Smart2Pay WooCommerce Plugin and Smart2Pay WooCommerce Demo Store.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased to announce the release of Smart2PayTM payment plugin for WooCommerce, that enables online Merchants to extend their payment options and to benefit from the recognizable user friendly WordPress interface. With Smart2PayTM WooCommerce plugin running on WordPress, the development time will be minimal -- no programming knowledge required for setup - and Merchants will profit from a very high level of service and the largest offering of local payment solutions worldwide."

About WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.

With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores -- more than any other platform.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

WEBMONEY HAS ENTERED INTO BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is proud to announce that WebMoney Transfer will use the Smart2PayTM platform for uploading funds to WebMoney wallets.

WebMoney Transfer, a global settlement system and an environment for online business activities with more than 30 million users worldwide, has integrated a comprehensive package of the Smart2PayTM Payment services which will make available to system users a wide range of local alternative payment methods worldwide. This partnership will allow WebMoney system users to upload funds to their e-wallets using their preferred local payment methods provided by Smart2PayTM. For more information, please go to https://top-up.wmtransfer.com/TopUp.aspx.

Smart2PayTM is already offering WebMoney as a payment option to its Merchants, who’s customers can use their WebMoney wallets to pay for goods and services.

Avet Mnatsakanyan CEO of WebMoney Europe: "WebMoney has recently acquired an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) license and is actively expanding into new territories. We are aiming to provide our users worldwide with the most convenient and secure payment methods for funding their WebMoney wallets, the cooperation with Smart2PayTM shall further enhance the local payment methods available to our users."

James Flinterman CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are looking forward to working with WebMoney to help the company address local users needs, and to support and accelerate their ongoing global expansion, delivering a frictionless experience to their users around the world."

About WebMoney

WebMoney Transfer is a global settlement system and environment for online business activities, established in 1998. Since then, over 30 million people from all over the world have joined the system.

WebMoney offers services which will allow you to keep track of your funds, attract funding and carry out safe transactions.

For more information about WebMoney, please visit: http://www.wmtransfer.com.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide. By adding local payment methods to your e-commerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local payment method to your Customers!

SMART2PAY RELEASES MAGENTO 2.0 PLUGIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has released a new payment plugin for Magento 2.0, one of the expected next generation open source digital commerce platforms in the world.

The new payment plugin supports Magento 2.0, a brand new version of Magento eCommerce platform. Magento 2.0 offers a revolutionary merchant experience with its new and modern design that enables easier customization of the checkout process, one-click account creation, integration of innovative functionalities, faster access to information and improved security.

For more information, please visit our documentation section Smart2Pay Magento 2.0 Plugin and Smart2Pay Demo Store.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and Product of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased to announce the release of Smart2PayTM payment plugin for Magento 2.0. With modern and more intuitive features and a major performance boost, Magento 2.0 raises the bar for the e-commerce platforms market. This redesign comes with the challenge of engaging the community to provide new plugins compatible with the new platform. Smart2PayTM is among the first payment service providers to offer a payment plugin for Magento 2.0 and continues to support its Merchants aggressive expansion strategies in an ever-changing e-commerce environment.

With the new Smart2PayTM Magento Plugin Merchants have a one stop shop for getting their payment needs solved for 80+ countries, including card processing and local payment methods, allowing them to focus on their core business."

About Magento

Magento is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms, offering flexible, scalable ecommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The Magento platform is trusted by more than 150,000 businesses, including some of the world's leading brands. Customers choose Magento because cost-effective solutions, built on open source technology, enable businesses of all sizes to control and customize the look and feel, content, and functionality of their online stores.

For more info, visit: http://www.magentocommerce.com/company/.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

UNIONPAY INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

UnionPay International (UPI) a subsidiary of China UnionPay (CUP), the largest bank card services provider in China, has entered into an acquiring partnership with Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions. Under the agreement, Smart2PayTM is becoming an acquirer for the UnionPay Network and will be able to conduct the e-Commerce UnionPay Card program.

Smart2PayTM becoming acquirer for UnionPay allows for optimization of the Merchant boarding process and complete coverage of the available UnionPay countries. With the deal Smart2PayTM will allow Customers to pay Merchants with their UnionPay card using their preferred currency while Merchants receive settlement in their preferred currency.

James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are extremely pleased with the partnership with UnionPay International, bringing a new payment processing solution for our Merchants around the world. With China being such an important region for e-commerce the partnership strengthens our presence on the global payments market. Hereby continuing to support our Merchants aggressive expansion strategies in an ever-changing e-commerce environment.

About UnionPay International

UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 400 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in over 150 countries and regions with issuance in more than 40 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.

For more information about UnionPay International, please visit: http://www.unionpayintl.com/en/.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions is proud to announce that our team member, Madalina Bejinariu, has completed the Three Passes Trek, a trekking circuit in Nepal.

Madalina has completed a 200 km trek that touches the edge of the Himalayan plateau, crosses three major high passes and reaches Everest base camp at an altitude of 5600 meters.

Madalina Bejinariu: "It was an unique experience: physically, culturally and also emotionally speaking. Although I had to push my limits and past my comfort zone, at that time it did not matter because I knew I was following the footsteps of some of the most famous mountaineers in history.

For me, the highlight of the trip was getting to the Everest Base Camp, at 5364 m, the starting point for the route that takes you to the highest place on this planet. Even though I did not climb it, this time :), just getting the chance to see Mount Everest with its inhospitable glacier and steep cliffs and talking to people that adventured to deadly altitudes in order to summit, it taught me, once more, that there are no limits to what you can achieve. As long as you plan ahead, stay focused on your goal and trust your instincts."

 

Stefan Iancu, head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "We are proud of the achievement of our colleague, taking the Smart2Pay's flag on new heights in the mighty Himalayas and bringing a new meaning of the Smart2Pay encouragement "Join us on our journey!" Challenge, collaboration, and perseverance - values that guide the work of Smart2Pay on a global scale have helped Madalina in her journey. Everybody has to work together to get to the top and has to confront the challenge in order to succeed."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT METHOD PORTFOLIO: SBERBANK ADDED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants by integrating Sberbank.

Sberbank is the largest Russian bank, which has gone through a complete transformation, keeping up with the demands of financial and technological changes. Being the leader of Russian banking industry, Sberbank services 110 million customers in Russia and over 11 million abroad. Sberbank allows customers a more convenient control of their accounts with: Online banking Sberbank Online, which has about 20 million active users; Smartphone application Sberbank Online; SMS service Mobile Bank, and one of the largest networks of ATMs and self-service terminals in the world.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased with the expansion of our payment method portfolio that will allow our merchants a continuous development of their business using Smart2PayTM's services.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY'S UNIQUE GENERIC REFUNDS

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently launched a unique new refund product. It allows Merchants to refund any transaction, regardless of the payment method that was used for the initial payment. It also solves the situation where a payment method itself does not support (native) refunds.

With GlobalPay it is now possible to process refunds for all the payment methods, and all in a cost-optimised routing.

About Smart2PayTM’s new Generic Refunds product

The refunds can be made in full and/or partial depending on whether all or a part of the money has to be returned to the customer.

In the case of a full refund the entire paid amount for the initial transaction is returned to the customer.

Partial refunds allow for the possibility to refund a smaller amount than the initial transaction. Multiple refunds can be performed for the same transaction.

Refunds can be initiated by Merchants through the the GlobalPay API or via the GlobalPay Merchant Dashboard. Merchants can query the refund types available for a certain individual payment or for a country and currency.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT METHOD PORTFOLIO: KLARNA CHECKOUT ADDED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants by integrating Klarna Checkout.

Klarna Checkout is Klarna's most recent payment method. With this friction-free checkout the customer only needs to enter absolutely necessary information - an email address and a postcode - in order to complete a purchase. The checkout process is made much simpler and allows customers to pay for their goods after they have received them, only choosing how they want to pay. The merchant always receives the money, no matter what, this means no concerns about the credit and the fraud risk, increasing conversion and revenue.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using this option our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY NOMINATED BEST APM PRODUCT CNP EXPO, ORLANDO 18-21 MAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, is nominated as best APM product at the CNP Awards at the CNP Expo at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year's Awards shows that the international nature of the card-not-present industry is constantly increasing.

"We are very enthusiastic about our nomination at this event. It is an opportunity to present our newest frictionless payment product which allows Merchants to collect funds from Customers by signing one single contract via one simple technical interface", declared James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM.

About The CNP Expo

The CNP Expo provides a meeting place for merchants, banks, processors, anti-fraud software providers, legal experts, alternative payment providers, card networks and others to learn how to leverage CNP payments in an increasingly multi-channel retail sales environment, and to form the partnerships this environment requires.

"The CNP Awards have become the standard by which companies, programs and services around the world are being recognized and judged now and in the future," said Steve Casco CEO of CardNotPresent.com.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY RELEASES PRESTASHOP PLUGIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently released a payment plugin for Prestashop, the fully-featured ecommerce solution.

Ecommerce merchants can now simply integrate more than 150 payment options within their Prestashop websites in one go. The plugin has a built-in surcharge functionality so there’s no need to purchase any other pricy 3rd party plugin. The plugin is compatible with Prestashop versions 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.

The plugin can be downloaded for free from: https://github.com/smart2pay/PrestaShop.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "With the Prestashop payment plugin for our payment platform, Smart2PayTM aims to become the first choice for online Merchants who want to extend their payment options for collecting funds from all over the world in an easy configurable one stop shop, frictionless to its Customers. With the combined strength of Prestashop and Smart2PayTM, online retailers will have the possibility to sell their products anywhere in the world with no development time but with a very high level of service and the largest offer of local payment solutions worldwide."

About Prestashop

Prestashop offers a powerful and fully-featured ecommerce solution completely for free, removing any financial and technical barriers of starting an online business. The Prestashop platform is trusted by more than 230,000 businesses, including some of the world's leading brands. Customers choose Prestashop because of its simple, efficient and intuitive features that are combined with a flexibile open source technology, designed to help businesses grow and succeed online.

For more info, visit: https://www.prestashop.com/en/about-us

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY RELEASES GLOBALPAY REST API, A FRICTIONLESS PAYMENT PRODUCT

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has released a new frictionless payment product. GlobalPay API is based on REST and is the latest initiative of Smart2Pay which allows Merchants to collect funds from Customers locally in over 80 countries by signing one single contract via one simple technical interface.

With GlobalPay, Merchants have access to many (alternative) payment options ranging from online bank transfer (real-time), local regular bank transfer (intraday reporting), ATM payments, Cash Payments, local E-wallet (real-time), Mobile payments (real-time) to Credit and Debit Card processing.

The GlobalPay REST API offers a new and innovative way to integrate into your online sales channels more than 150 local payment options in one go. It is now even easier than before to dynamically get information on the payment options available, payment statuses, to perform recurring payments or to process refunds for all the payment options in a cost-optimised manner. Get in touch with our Integration team to schedule a live product demo.

About GlobalPay

GlobalPay is a brand new product designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, covering a wide range of functionalities: customizable payment flows, customizable UI, dynamic currency conversion, fraud prevention, conversion analytics and much more to achieve a frictionless payment experience.

GlobalPay covers all important payment options over the world in one go and is simple to integrate and maintain while providing maximum security and scalability.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT METHOD PORTFOLIO: SKRILL WALLET ADDED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment offering.

Smart2PayTM is increasing the payment method portfolio globally by adding Skrill Wallet which allows customers to pay for their goods and services with funds from their wallet or using their card. Paying online with the Skrill Wallet is as fast and easy as paying with cards, with the additional benefit that no sensitive financial data is involved.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment portfolio offered by Smart2PayTM has increased again, and that our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO FOR JAPAN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering for Japan to its Merchants.

Smart2PayTM now is able to offer a large coverage of payments in Japan; Customers having the possibility to choose between cards, bank transfers, prepaid vouchers, ATM payments and cash payments at the Konbini stores.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have again increased, and by offering these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with the help of Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY UPDATES OPENCART PLUGIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently released its updated generic payment plugin for OpenCart, one of the most important open source ecommerce platforms in the world.

Ecommerce merchants can now simply integrate the various Smart2PayTM payment options with the online shopping modules of OpenCart. The plugin is supported by Smart2PayTM for all OpenCart versions. The 2.0 version plugin can be downloaded here: https://github.com/smart2pay/opencart20 and the older versions are available here: https://github.com/smart2pay/opencart1564.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "With the latest payment plugin for OpenCart for our GlobalPay payment platform Smart2PayTM aims to become the first choice for online Merchants who want to extend their payment options for collecting funds from all over the world in an easy configurable one stop shop, frictionless to its Customers. With the combined strength of OpenCart and Smart2PayTM, online retailers will have the possibility to sell their products anywhere in the world with very limited development time but with a very high level of service and the largest offering of local payment solutions worldwide."

About OpenCart

OpenCart offers flexible, scalable ecommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The OpenCart platform is trusted by more than 250,000 businesses, including some of the world's leading brands. Customers choose OpenCart for its cost-effective solutions built on open source technology; enabling businesses of all sizes to control and customize the look and feel, content, and functionality of their online stores.

For more information, visit: http://www.opencart.com/

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

MOBILE PAYMENTS ADDED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently added a mobile solution that covers over 80 countries and 350 mobile operators.

Smart2PayTM can now support it’s merchants by offering the possibility to accept micropayments. Over the last years mobile payments have seen increased demand on the market, reason for which Smart2PayTM is now offering this extra service, to better aid its merchants’ needs.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

Smart2Pay Expands Payment Method Portfolio

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment offerings.

Smart2PayTM is increasing the payment method portfolio globally by offering WebMoney which allows customers to pay for their goods and services with funds from their WebMoney wallet/purse. Paying online with the WebMoney Digital Wallet is as fast and easy as paying with cards, with the additional benefit that no sensitive financial data is involved.

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

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SMART2PAY AT GAMESCOM, COLOGNE 13-15 AUGUST

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment methods, will be exhibiting at Gamescom in Cologne, from 13th to the 15th of August.

We are very enthusiastic about our participation at this event. It is an opportunity to meet existing and new partners and to present our newest frictionless payment product which allows Merchants to collect funds from Customers by signing one single contract through one simple technical interface.

Meet us in Halle 4.2 at booth A-057 or send us a meeting request at salesTeam@smart2pay.com

FRIDO TOBER JOINS SMART2PAY SAN FRANCISCO

Smart2PayTM today announced that Frido Tober has joined in the role of President, North America. Frido brings a long experience in processing ecommerce payments for global brands.

Frido joined Smart2PayTM from GlobalCollect, where he served in various leadership roles spanning sales and relationship management and business strategy, most recently in the capacity of Chief of Staff. Frido’s distinguished track record spanning 17 years in the payments industry has given him a well-seasoned perspective which complements Smart2PayTM’s ambition to be a market leader for Merchants selling goods or services over the internet globally.

We think Frido’s insights and industry experience will prove valuable in further growing Smart2PayTM’s North American business. Smart2PayTM is highly focused on the continuous expansion of our portfolio of local payment solutions for the growth of our Merchants in North America,” said James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM.

I'm excited to join a growing company with such a solid reputation in the marketplace,” said Frido. “I'm eager to leverage my experience in ecommerce payments to further the growth of the business. I’m looking forward to working with the Smart2PayTM team to help with all of the amazing things Smart2Pay is doing.

Frido will be based out of Smart2PayTM’s new San Francisco office at One Market Street.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

PAYMENT PLATFORMS UPGRADED TO .NET FRAMEWORK 4.5.1

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions continues to invest in state of the art software to provide its business partners with the best payment platforms with respect to system availability, performance and security.

Smart2PayTM has recently released into production new versions of its payment platforms Europay and GlobalPay which are running on .NET framework 4.5.1, the latest from Microsoft.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product management of Smart2PayTM: “This major upgrade will allow us to integrate new payment methods even quicker and will significantly increase our time to market for all the features on our product roadmap. At the same time, our business partners will benefit of the latest improvements made by our main technology partner, Microsoft, in terms of framework performance, reliability and security.”

About .NET Framework 4.5.1

.NET Framework 4.5.1 was released by Microsoft in October 2013 having as key areas of improvement developer productivity, application performance and continuous innovation.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTMis offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY SUPPORTS YANDEX AND KLARNA

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing markets for Russia and CIS, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

  • Russia and CIS; Smart2PayTM was already active in Russia and now is able to offer a more user-focused payment flow for Yandex.Money wallet (18 million active users), cards options (VISA, VISA Electron, MasterCard, Maestro) and Cash prepay at Sberbank ATMs, Euroset and Svyaznoy (mobile retails).

  • Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden; Smart2PayTM is increasing the payment method portfolio in these countries by offering Klarna Invoice which allows customers to pay for their goods after they have received them. The merchant always receives the money, no matter what, this means no concerns about the credit and the fraud risk, increasing conversion and revenue

Cristina Vasluianu, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY OPENS NEW OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISO US

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently opened an office in San Francisco.

San Francisco is the home of some of the biggest ecommerce companies in the world

James Flinterman, CEO of Smart2PayTM: "We are very excited to finally have a base in San Francisco. This not only shows the fact that Smart2PayTMis independently growing, but it also allows us to better service our US based Merchants, besides opening the door to new US based Merchants. We are ready to serve more Merchants than ever before and our systems are equipped to handle an even larger number of transactions. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on serving its merchants in every best way, while expanding its payment portfolio and on a continuous basis, throughout the globe. "

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY SUPPORTS MYBANK

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering by adding MyBank.

MyBank allows online shoppers to pay on the internet without sharing their personal bank account details. Instead, they use the secure and familiar procedures of their online banking environment. MyBank currently covers all major banks in Italy and is being expanded into Europe.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that we have successfully added MyBank to our offering. Smart2PayTMis the first PSP to offer this full service and we are proud of it. ”

For more information about MyBank click here

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2Pay is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY ADDS PERU AND EXPANDS FINLAND AND SPAIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing and new markets for Peru in Latam. In Europe, Finland and Spain have been expanded.

  • In Peru; Merchants can now accept payments through bank office, bank agents, real time bank transfer from BCP, BBVA, Scotiabank, Interbank, Western Union or authorized shops via FullCarga.

  • In Finland; Merchants can now accept payments via real time bank transfer from OP-Pohjola, Nordea, Danske (previously Sampo), Aktia, POP, Säästöpankki, Nooa, Tapiola, S-Pankki, Handelsbanken and Ålandsbanken.

  • In Spain; Merchants can now accept payments via real time bank transfer from BBVA, Banco Pastor, Banco Popular, Banco Sabadell, Banco Santander, Bankia, Bankinter, ING direct and la Caixa.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2Pay: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTMhave increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2Pay. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe.”

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTMis offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

VALVE PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Valve, has signed a partnership with Smart2PayTM for adding more alternative payment methods to their portfolio.

Valve is the company behind best-selling games like DOTA, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal and Team Fortress, and runs leading edge technology platforms such as Steam™ and the Source™ engine.

About Valve

Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Steam® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform.

For more information on Valve, please visit: http://www.valvesoftware.com/

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTMis offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

AVANGATE PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Avangate has signed a partnership with Smart2PayTM for adding more alternative payment methods worldwide.

Founded in 2006, Avangate is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avangate is the agile eCommerce solutions provider trusted by Software and SaaS companies to grow their business worldwide through any channel, any model.

Avangate's market-proven eCommerce business solution enables software companies to rapidly embrace industry shifts, reach customers effectively, and adopt new business models with a view to optimizing profitable revenue across online and offline channels.

Avangate plans to be the #1 Commerce (eCommerce + Billing + Distribution) Provider In The World For The Software And Cloud Services Markets.

About Avangate

Avangate was founded in 2006 as part of the GECAD family of companies. GECAD created RAV (Reliable Antivirus), an internationally recognized antivirus product which was acquired by Microsoft in 2003. Since its founding in May 2006, Avangate has become a solid presence on the international market, enabling software companies to accelerate software online sales, globally through advanced eCommerce business solutions.

For more information on Avangate, please visit: http://www.avangate.com.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY MOVES INTO FORMER AMAZON OFFICE

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions has moved into the former office of Amazon in Iași, Romania to support the on-going growth of the company.

Carmen Andurnache, CFO of Smart2PayTM: "The new office is really nice. It’s spacious and modern and breathes a real working atmosphere. It already feels like home to us and we’re confident that we can support our clients around the world really well from here. On top of that, this used to be the office of Amazon so we can continue a very proud ecommerce tradition here."

About Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.

About Iași

Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the seat of Iași County and the main economic centre of the Romanian region of Moldavia. The most important sectors are related to health care, banking, research, culture, tourism.and information technology, with the presence of several international companies, such as Amazon.com, Bitdefender, Continental VDO, Embarcadero Technologies, Ness Technologies, Comodo Group, Bentley Systems, Smart2PayTM and Capgemini as well as two universities which offer specific degree programs. With large shopping malls and commercial centres located in the area, Iași also has a well-developed retail business.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY CHEERS FOR RO JUNIOR BRIDGE TEAM IN WROCLAW

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions and supporter of the Romanian Junior Bridge team, wishes all Romanian contenders the best of luck at the European Youth Team Championship 2013 in Wroclaw this week.

The 2013 Romanian Junior Bridge team, from left to right: Ionut-Constantin Epure, Vlad-Ionut Grigorean, Liviu Vlasceanu, Ionut Claudiu Dima, Razvan Andrei Gheorghe and Radu Nistor.

This is the 24th edition of the European Team Championship and will be held in Wroclaw/Poland from 11th to 20th July 2013. The venue is located in the Hotel GEM and its Recreational Centre. The Championships comprise three categories - Juniors, Girls and Youngsters - and will be played as a simple Round-Robin. We wish all participants a joyful and successful event!

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY RELEASES MAGENTO PLUGIN

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently released a generic payment plugin for Magento, the number one open source ecommerce platform in the world.

Ecommerce merchants can now simply integrate the various Smart2PayTM payment options with the online shopping modules of Magento. The plugin is supported by Smart2PayTM for all Magento versions 1.5 and above but older versions are also available on request. The plugin can be downloaded here: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/smart2pay-payment-7556.html

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "With the payment plugin for Magento for our GlobalPay payment platform Smart2PayTM aims to become the first choice for online Merchants who want to extend their payment options for collecting funds from all over the world in an easy configurable one stop shop, frictionless to its Customers. With the combined strength of Magento and Smart2PayTM, online retailers will have the possibility to sell their products anywhere in the world with very limited development time but with a very high level of service and the largest offer of local payment solutions worldwide."

About Magento

Magento offers flexible, scalable ecommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The Magento platform is trusted by more than 150,000 businesses, including some of the world's leading brands. Customers choose Magento because cost-effective solutions, built on open source technology, enable businesses of all sizes to control and customize the look and feel, content, and functionality of their online stores.

For more info, visit: http://www.magentocommerce.com/company/

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO FOR TURKEY AND CEE

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing and new markets for Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Turkey - Smart2PayTM was already active in Turkey and is now able to also offer the local prepaid card Mangirkart and MTC Pay to its Merchants. For Mangirkart Customers can go to a physical shop nearby and buy MangırKart worth 10 TL, 25 TL, 50 TL or 100 TL. They can use it to pay online by just entering the pincode from the MangirKart. MTC Pay offers a variety of local payment methods including real time bank transfers based on online banking, credit cards, ATM fund transfers and MTC pre-paid cards.
  • CEE - Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its Merchants by adding TrustPay, a solution that allows for real time payments via internet banking in various CEE countries. As credit cards are not as common in this region of Europe, real time banking is the natural alternative. Smart2PayTM was already offering various methods in the region and is excited to have increased the payment options.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS AND UPDATES PAYMENT PORTFOLIO FOR ASIA AND USA

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing and new markets for the Philippines and the USA.

  • Philippines - Smart2PayTM was already active in the Philippines and is now able to also offer local payment options via DragonPay to its Merchants. Dragonpay allows for local real time banking and over the counter banking payments.
  • USA - Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its Merchants by adding a recurring functionality for PayWithMyBank, a new real time solution from eWise Group Inc. that allows for payments via internet banking. Smart2PayTM was already offering PayWithMyBank in a single transaction fashion and is proud to now have updated its integration to allow for recurring transactions.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options and functionality offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to again increase their conversion together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

ZUMBA FITNESS PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment methods, will be providing its alternative payment methods to Zumba Fitness. The partnership will offer Zumba’s customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased to support Zumba Fitness in offering the most used payment methods per region to its loyal customers. This will increase customer satisfaction, and consequently increase sales for existing markets, as well as to assist with the growth in new markets" declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

About Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.

Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 14 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

BADOO EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH SMART2PAY

Badoo, the leading social network for meeting new people locally in the world extends its 2012 partnership with Smart2PayTM by adding more alternative payment methods worldwide.

Badoo is the largest Social Network for Meeting New People locally in the world. 176 million members are already connected and more than 100,000 new members join every day. Badoo is not only the largest, but also the fastest growing Social Network for Meeting New People globally. Badoo has just begun!

"We are extremely pleased to support Badoo in offering the most used payment methods per region to its loyal Customers. This will increase Customer satisfaction, and consequently increase sales and reduce costs" declared James Flinterman of Smart2PayTM.

About Badoo

Badoo was launched in 2006, by a small international group of young, forward thinking programmers and tech entrepreneurs. Their vision was to use the most advanced technologies available to create an elegantly modern, fast and easy way for people to meet new people in their area - and have fun doing it. The scope would be global, but adapted to local needs. It worked.

Badoo now has the majority of its operations in London and currently employs well over 200 full-time international staff. Badoo is currently available in 40 languages via Badoo.com and various social/mobile platforms as an iPhone, Android, Facebook & Desktop application.

For more information on Badoo.com, please visit http://corp.badoo.com/company/.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY AT GAME CONNECTION, PARIS, 28-30th November

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment methods, will be exhibiting at Game Connection in Paris, from 28th until 30th November.

"We are very enthusiastic about our participation at this event. It is an opportunity to meet existing and new partners and to present our newest frictionless payment product which allows Merchants to collect funds from Customers by signing one single contract through one technical interface", declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

Meet us at S165 booth or send us a meeting request using http://ltm.game-connection.com/extranet.php/show_company/18748!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS AND UPDATES PAYMENT PORTFOLIO FOR ASIA, USA, BRAZIL AND RUSSIA

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing and new markets for Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

  • Indonesia; Smart2PayTM is now able to offer Mandiri ClickPay and XL Tunai to its Merchants.

    Mandiri is one of the largest banks in Indonesia, their Customers can pay internet purchases via their ClickPay registration. XL is the 2nd largest telco with 80 million subscribers. With XL Tunai Customers can pay other parties using their mobile phone.

  • USA; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its Merchants by adding PayWithMyBank, a new real time solution from eWise Group Inc. that allows for payments via internet banking.
  • Brazil; Smart2PayTM has upgraded its Mercadopago implementation to the latest released version. The new version allows for enhanced functionalities.

    MercadoPago is a large local wallet that offers besides comfort and safety in the usage, flexibility and convenience for choosing from up to 10 different means-of-payments and up to 18 installments.

  • Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine (more to follow); Smart2PayTM has upgraded its QIWI implementation to the latest released version which covers more countries and has an extended functionality.

    The QIWI Wallet electronic payment system was launched at the end of 2007. QIWI - winner of the 2012 Florin Transaction Services Innovation Awards is a unique synergy of two payment services – cash-in kiosks and e-wallet.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our Merchants will be able to continue the expansion plans they have across the globe together with Smart2PayTM. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO AND FUNCTIONALITY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased and updated its payment offering to Merchants on existing and new markets.

  • South Africa; Smart2PayTM Bank Transfer offers Customers the possibility to transfer money online to Merchants by using their local bank account from South Africa.

  • SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area); Smart2PayTM has upgraded its systems to be SEPA ready. SEPA comprises all EU countries, including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (which are members of the European Economic Area), Switzerland and Monaco. Smart2pay is aligned with the new standards that will ensure that euro payments in this area are executed in the same manner everywhere.

Smart2PayTM has expanded its Anti-Fraud features by adding various velocity checks and incorporating the information in its fraud prevention tools.

Smart2PayTM increased functionality of its analytics tool for its frictionless payment product GlobalPay. Merchants can now further analyze Customer traffic and behavior from the Merchant Dashboard. This includes Customer statistics and behavior such as; the number of visitors that reached their payment page, the number of unique visitors, statistics related to the browser used, operating systems used, regions and countries from where the Customers reached the payment page.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

FRICTIONLESS PAYMENT PRODUCT NOW RELEASED

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has released its newest frictionless payment product. GlobalPay is the latest initiative of Smart2PayTM which allows Merchants to collect funds from Customers locally in over 70 countries by signing one single contract through one technical interface.

With GlobalPay, Merchants have access to many (alternative) payment options ranging from online bank transfer (real-time), local regular bank transfer (intraday reporting), ATM payments, Cash Payments, local E-wallet (real-time), Mobile payments (real-time) to Credit and Debit Card processing.

Stefan Iancu head of IT and product of Smart2PayTM: "GlobalPay aims to become the first choice for online Merchants who want to extend their payment options for collecting funds from all over the world in an easy configurable one stop shop, frictionless to its Customers. The product is covering the largest portfolio of alternative payment solutions and is built with state of the art technologies."

About GlobalPay

GlobalPay is a brand new product designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, covering a wide range of functionalities: customizable payment flows, customizable UI, dynamic currency conversion, fraud prevention, conversion analytics and much more to achieve a frictionless payment experience.

GlobalPay covers all important payment options over the world in one go and is simple to integrate and maintain while providing maximum security and scalability.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international Merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your Customers!

AIRLINE TAP PORTUGAL EXTENDS THE PARTNERSHIP WITH SMART2PAY

TAP Portugal, the leading Portuguese airline extends the partnership with Smart2PayTM by adding more alternative payment methods worldwide, starting with iDEAL, the most used payment method for E-Commerce in the Netherlands.

Voted "World’s Best Airline to South America" by World Travel Awards (WTA) three years running – 2009, 2010 and 2011 TAP has thus seen its leadership reaffirmed in this fast-growing market. In April 2010, Condé Nast Traveller magazine named TAP "Best Airline", and the prestigious US magazine Global Traveler voted it "Best European Airline" in 2011. For the year 2012 TAP wants to bring a repositioning of the TAP brand and the philosophy that guides its relationship with its customers and Smart2PayTM is the perfect partner to consolidate this mission.

"We are extremely pleased to support TAP in offering the most used payment methods per region to its loyal customers. This will increase customer satisfaction, and consequently increase sales and reduce costs in this region" declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

About TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline in operation since 1945, and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since March 14th, 2005. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America.

The TAP network serves 75 destinations in 34 countries worldwide and it is the leading airline between Europe and Brazil. The airline’s goal is to be the best choice for its customers’ travel needs at all times, as well as to ensure adequate levels of profitability for its shareholders and the best conditions for professional development for its employees.

For more information on TAP principles and mission, please visit: http://www.tapportugal.com/Info/en/about-tap.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

XSOLLA PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM is announcing a partnership to supply local alternative payments to Xsolla.com, a leading and truly global in-game monetization specialist.

Xsolla provides payment solutions with easy integration and high payment conversion rates to its Publishers. Xsolla partners with more than 300 Publishers worldwide and over 150 payment options, all within one platform.

André Boesing of Smart2PayTM: "We are extremely pleased with the partnership with Xsolla. Such partnership just reinforces that Smart2PayTM is one of the top global suppliers of alternative payment methods for Merchants around the world. With its dedicated, flexible and experienced team, which listens carefully to its customers` needs, Smart2PayTM will be offering Xsolla`s Customers an unrivalled portfolio of local payment methods per region."

About Xsolla

Xsolla, is an in-game monetization specialist, specialized in online games. They’ve been creating monetization tools for MMO, social, mobile and casual games for over 6 years and offer a variety of products for all different interfaces, including i-frame for in-game use, mobile, tablet and full web usage.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment portfolio offering to Merchants in LATAM, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan.

  • For Colombia - Smart2PayTM is now offering a new payment method Pagosonline which enables Merchants to accept local payments in the region, without the need for setting up companies or bank accounts in the country.
  • For the USA - Smart2PayTM is now offering Secure Vault Payments, besides the already existing payment methods. Secure Vault Payments allows consumers to make internet (eCommerce) and bill payment transactions without sharing personal or account information online. Instead of asking customers to share personal data with another third-party to make a purchase online, Secure Vault Payments extends financial institution-grade athentication data security to pay on the web by enabling customers to authorize purchases at their trusted financial institution’s website.
  • Russia and Kazakhstan - Smart2PayTM is now offering for these countries a new method QIWI. The QIWI Wallet electronic payment system was launched at the end of 2007. QIWI - winner of the 2012 Florin Transaction Services Innovation Awards is a unique synergy of two payment services – cash-in kiosks and e-wallet.
  • For LATAM - Smart2PayTM added for its existing MercadoPago payment method the MercadoPago Recurrent Payments feature which allows the set up and configuration of subscription plans to integrate them in a payment process. During this process, the user activates the subscription plan and authorizes the automatic debit of future payments.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are enthusiastic with the expansion of our payment portfolio in these key e-commerce regions. All these new alternative payment options will further grow the business of our Merchants. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY INCREASES IT CAPACITY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, invests in state of art hardware to provide its business partners with the best infrastructure with respect to system availability, scalability and security.

Smart2PayTM has successfully renewed and increased its server park for its Live Environment.

The upgrade of the Test Environment is planned for March 2012.

Stefan Iancu, Head of IT and Product Smart2PayTM: "We are delighted with the successful renewal and increase of our server park, and the subsequent increase in processing power and capacity. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its business on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 70 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

MERCADOPAGO PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

MercadoPago, the largest Internet payment platform with Latin American origin, has signed a partnership with Smart2PayTM, a company that provides payment solutions for international merchants in over 70 countries. The partnership aims to enable MercadoPago as a payment method within the Smart2PayTM platform, which means that Brazilians will be able to make purchases on sites from all over the world. This means that all MercadoPago Customers can now shop at international merchants and pay in Reais (R$).

Merchants that integrate Smart2PayTM will have access to MercadoPago, that becomes a tool for international companies interested in selling in Reais (R$) to the Brazilian market.

"We are combining the knowledge of a well-known company worldwide like Smart2PayTM, to the services of MercadoPago platform that prioritizes speed, flexibility and safety in its operations. We have over seven years of marketing experience and now expanded the scope of our services to other continents", said Marcelo Coelho, director of MercadoPago in Brazil.

"The request to facilitate MercadoPago via the Smart2PayTM platform came from international merchants who would like to offer MercadoPago as a means of payment and therefore have access to millions of users from the MercadoPago (eBay group) payment platform", said André Boesing, director of Smart2PayTM.

About MercadoPago

MercadoPago.com is the largest Internet payment platform with Latin American origin. With over seven years of experience in Latin America, MercadoPago is an eBay Group company, traded on Nasdaq (NASDAQ: MELI). The platform was developed with the latest technology in Internet security by a team of experts in finance, technology and information security, with extensive experience in the development of online financial services. MercadoPago is present in six countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. During 2010, there were 6.7 million transactions processed through MercadoPago, which handled a volume of over USD 698 million.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is a Payment Service Provider specializing in internet payments since 2002, covering more than 70 countries around the world. Smart2PayTM is headquartered in the Amsterdam area (Netherlands), with offices in Austria, Brazil and Romania. The company has established partnerships with various banks and financial institutions around the world. It provides a unique solution for leading international merchants that sell goods or services on the Internet all over the world. By adding the 153 local payment methods that Smart2PayTM offers to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

GAMANIA PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, will be providing its alternative payment methods to Gamania. The partnership will offer Gamania customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods worldwide.

Gamania opened an office in Amstelveen (the Netherlands) earlier this year and started to make traction in Europe.

We are excited to help Gamania increase sales in their existing markets, as well as to assist their growth in new markets.” declared James Flinterman of Smart2PayTM.

Gamania Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd.

Gamania is a major online game and digital entertainment corporation with its headquarters located in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the very first Taiwanese online game brand to expand globally, now with overseas branch offices publishing and developing digital entertainment content in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, the United States and Europe.

With its core-business being online gaming, Gamania aims to become the leading digital entertainment brand on a global level and is dedicated to provide diversified digital entertainment products to players across the world.

Despre Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO IN LATAM

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing and new markets in Latin America. These alternative payment solutions are popular, convenient and secure payment options for customers and an increased coverage for Merchants.

For Latin America Smart2PayTM is now offering two new payment methods: MercadoPago and Mozca.

  • Mozca focuses on payments for the sale of virtual goods via mobile.
  • MercadoPago is a large local wallet that offers besides comfort and safety in the usage, flexibility and convenience for choosing from up to 10 different means-of-payments and up to 18 installments.

Also besides the already existing payment method Dineromail with its methods and wallet, we now also connect to the payment methods behind Dineromail directly. This allows for straight through processing, so the customer is routed directly to the payment method selected on the merchant website.

For Mexico Smart2PayTM is able to offer Todito Cash, a popular method based on a rechargeable prepaid card.

Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "Smart2PayTM was already providing many methods in South America but has now gone one step further in the region. This is exciting news, which will further grow the business of our merchants. Furthermore, this simply reinforces Smart2PayTM’s strong commitment and focus on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe."

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

OFFGAMERS PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, will be providing its alternative payment methods to OffGamers. The partnership will offer OffGamers customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods worldwide.

OffGamers are at the forefront of providing quality service at an affordable rate for gamers, and his vision is to create the perfect monetizing platform for all game developers, game publishers and gamers alike. "We are very proud to be partnering Smart2PayTM, as it brings us to a new level of being a worldwide localized game store", Ken Chee, CEO.

"We are extremely pleased to support OffGamers in offering the most used payment methods per region to its loyal customers. This will increase customer satisfaction, and consequently increase sales for existing and in new markets", declared James Flinterman of Smart2PayTM.

About OffGamers

With over 10 years of industry experience and a mission to facilitate the gaming industry, OffGamers adopt leading technologies of world class standards, to push the monetization boundaries with pioneering concepts and products.

OffGamers has over 10 years of experiences, 24*7 customer support team, global payment selections, fraud prevention module to ensure that his partners do not face the hassle of chargeback, yet without blocking transactions of potential customers.

For more information on OffGamers passions and values, please visit http://www.offgamers.com/why-us-i-823.ogm.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO IN ASIA, BRAZIL AND MORE

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has recently increased its payment offering to merchants in Asia, Brazil and more. These alternative payment solutions are convenient and secure payment options for customers and an increased coverage for merchants.

For Malaysia; Smart2PayTM is now offering FPX (direct banking), Meps, Mobile Money and OTC with the major banks.

For Philippines; Smart2PayTM is now offering Globecash, Megalink, real time banking and OTC with the major banks.

In addition Smart2PayTM is now able to process credit/debit cards through local card acquirers in Malaysia, Philippines, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

For Brazil; Smart2PayTM is now exclusively offering PagTotal, a young and rising mobile wallet, besides the already existing payment methods. Worldwide; Paypal has been added as alternative payment option through Smart2PayTM.

Merchants can now benefit from all these (local) payment solutions around the world via a single link to Smart2PayTM. Cristina Macuc, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased with the further expansion of our payment portfolio in these key e-commerce regions. All these new alternative payment options and card processing connections, will further grow the business of our merchants. Smart2PayTM will keep on expanding its payment portfolio, on a continuous basis, throughout the globe".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY GRANTED PAYMENT INSTITUTION LICENSE

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, has received a license from the Dutch Central Bank as Payment Institution. This license derived from the EU Payment Service Directive confirms that Smart2PayTM operates in conformance with all applicable laws and regulations as an international Payment Service Provider.

Smart2PayTM was founded in 2002, and has since been building its operational and payment network offering. It has done so in a very stable and successful way and as a result the product offering, worldwide coverage and service are unique to Merchants in the world of ecommerce and payments. Large international Merchants see their revenue increase if they partner with Smart2PayTM, combined with less work at their own end.

"We are very pleased to receive the license as Payment Institution. We know for years from our Merchants that we operate a very controlled and effective organization, but it is always nice to receive the confirmation from the Dutch Central Bank that this is the case", declared James Flinterman of Smart2PayTM.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

LAN AIRLINES PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

LAN Airlines, one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America, selected Smart2PayTM for the payment processing of alternative payment methods.

"We are extremely enthusiastic to support LAN Airlines with alternative payment methods for their existing and new markets", declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

Due to the successful management of their website LAN.com, LAN Airlines was titled “e-commerce Company of the Year” in the e-commerce Awards Latin America 2010, awarded by the Latin American Institute of Electronic Commerce (ILCE). The contest seeks to distinguish the best companies that, through their work in electronic commerce and internet businesses, have contributed by innovating and enhancing the network market and the digital economy of the country and the region they belong to.

About LAN Airlines

LAN Airlines is one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America. The company and its affiliates serve over 70 destinations around the world through an extensive network that offers full connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as 70 additional international destinations through its various alliances.

LAN is one of the few Investment Grade airlines in the world (BBB). The company’s world class quality standards enabled its membership in oneworld™, the global alliance which LAN has been a member of for over 10 years that encompasses the best airlines in the world.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

TRAVIAN GAMES GMBH PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, will be providing its alternative payment methods to Travian Games. The partnership will offer Travian’s customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased to support Travian Games in offering the most used payment methods per region to its loyal customers. This will increase customer satisfaction, and consequently increase sales for existing markets, as well as to assist with the growth in new markets" declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

Up till now more than 100,000,000 games fans from around the globe have registered for the Travian Games's various titles, and many faithful gamers have been following those crafty people from Munich for many years on end now. The sustainable gameplay of all products, the sophisticated scenarios and, most of all, the chance to play games free of charge for weeks on end attracts more and more fans to the company's virtual playgrounds.

About Travian Games GmbH

Headquartered in Munich, Travian Games GmbH is one of the world's leading providers of browser-based online games. The company offers its customers worldwide a range of complex and multi-layered worlds of experience that impress with their game depth and guarantee long-lasting gaming fun. A motivated team of over 170 employees develop and market online entertainment for all age groups. The company also acts as a publisher for external developers. With no lengthy or expensive downloads, all games can be simultaneously played by millions of users worldwide – all that is required is Internet access and a web browser.

The portfolio of different genres is translated into up to 42 different languages, enabling the games to be used around the world by fans who appreciate lasting gaming entertainment. Further information about Travian Games GmbH is available at www.traviangames.com.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

AIRLINE TAP PORTUGAL PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

TAP Portugal, the leading Portuguese airline inked today its partnership with Smart2PayTM, the payment platform with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions.
"We are delighted to help TAP increase sales for their existing markets, as well as to assist the growth in new markets", declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

TAP Portugal was recognized and awarded by the World Travel Awards, in 2010 and 2009, as the World’s Leading Airline to South America. Distinguished by UNESCO and by the International Union of Geological Sciences with the IYPE Planet Earth Award 2010, in the category of Most Innovative Sustainable Product. Also awarded by “Condé Nast Traveller” magazine as the Best Airline Company in the world (in Apr. 2010). TAP intends to turn itself into, ever more, a reference airline on the international scene, taking advantage of business opportunities of markets in which it competes and differentiating itself with its operational efficiency and quality of service.

About TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline in operation since 1945, and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since March 14th, 2005. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. The company’s network comprises 64 destinations in 30 countries worldwide.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

IPS (HK) LTD PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY FOR ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS

International Payment Solutions (Hong Kong) Ltd (IPS), the leading online payment service provider in China announced today its partnership with Smart2PayTM, which has the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions. According to the agreement, Smart2PayTM will be providing its alternative payment methods to IPS, which will grant IPS customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods all over the world.

Ronald Chua, Assistant General Manager of International Payment Solutions, said: "We are delighted to partner with Smart2PayTM, as this will allow IPS to fully benefit from the growth opportunities in many new markets."

"We are honored to work together with IPS and help them increase their offerings for new markets, as well as to assist the growth in new countries", said James Flinterman of Smart2PayTM.

While IPS has established cooperative payment partnerships with all leading banks in China, it now focuses to expand as an international payment business platform. In China, IPS has established a highly accepted Internet Payment platform which is able to process more than 200,000 online transactions every day. IPS is committed to provide a highly secure and yet fast transaction service for customers, and is constantly developing high quality products based on the requirements of market as well as through market research on the requirements of the payment Industry. This allows IPS to effectively provide solutions that meets the online managing-commerce requirements from card holders, merchants, enterprises and financial institutions.

About International Payment Solutions (IPS)

International Payment Solutions Limited (IPS), a subsidiary of Universal Technologies Holdings Limited (SEHK Stock Code: 8091), was founded in 2000. As one of the pioneers in the third-party payment industry in China, IPS has continuously honed its knowledge of and conducted in-depth research into controlling risks, delivering effective and efficient products and services and extending its business to offline payments. To date, IPS has formed business partnerships with 36 leading banks in China. IPS's powerful payment platform provides multi-currency services, including the ability to pay and settle in Yuan.

IPS is headquartered in Shanghai and has its international headquarters in Hong Kong. The company has several other office locations, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Guangzhou.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

EDREAMS PARTNERS WITH SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, will be providing its alternative payment methods to eDreams. The partnership will offer eDreams customers access to a variety of local alternative payment methods all over the world.

Javier Pérez-Tenessa, Managing Director, said: "We are delighted to partner with Smart2PayTM, as this will allow eDreams to fully benefit from the growth opportunities in our core and new markets".

"We are very pleased to help eDreams increase sales for their existing markets, as well as to assist the growth from and in new countries", declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

eDreams is a leading Online Travel Agency in Spain, Italy and Portugal and has an increasing presence in 15 other countries around the world. It operates a multi-channel marketplace that connects travel suppliers, such as airlines, hotels and car rental companies, with end customers and other travel agents.

The Group was founded in 1999 by Javier Pérez-Tenessa and James Otis Hare and has been able to adapt its business model as the travel and internet space changed over time. eDreams has also transformed itself from a predominantly Spanish player into a diversified international online travel agency – international activities today represent a significant portion of total turnover.

eDreams has one of the best brands among European travel agents, one of the most comprehensive inventories of flight and other travel products and cutting edge search and pricing technologies.

The company’s growth prospects are underpinned by relatively low levels of online penetration in core markets, potential for further geographic expansion and further moves into non-flight business areas.

About eDreams

eDreams is the largest independent European online travel agency. The company offers its services in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Chile, India, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Switzerland, USA and the global English language markets. eDreams has experienced one of the highest growth rates in the European online travel marketplace. The company has a large selection of flights, hotels, flights + hotel and other products, and makes them available to its clients through booking engines with the latest pricing and search technology.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing and new markets in the USA and Asia (Singapore and Thailand). Scheduled live date is 15 September 2010.

  • For USA; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer.
  • For Thailand; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via the largest local wallet.
  • For Thailand; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer and cards.
  • For Singapore; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via eNETS, a local real time bank transfer and cards solution.

Smart2PayTM was already providing local payment methods in some of these countries but has now gone one step further in the region.

Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased again with the expansion of our network and product in these important growth regions, USA and Asia, these new alternative payment options and card connections will further grow the business of our merchants using Smart2PayTM`s services".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

FRIENDSTER CHOOSES SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM, the company with the world's largest coverage of online alternative payment solutions, will be supplying its alternative payment methods to Friendster. The new offering will bring many new options for users of Friendster, allowing them to easily make transactions at the Friendster Gift Shop and to load the recently launched Friendster Wallet.

"We are very pleased to help Friendster to offer more local payment options to participate in their sites", said James Flinterman, of Smart2PayTM.

About Friendster

Friendster is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Mountain View, California. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website is also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network. Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. The website receives approximately 19 billion page views per month, and is in the top 500 global websites based on web traffic.

Over 90% of Friendster's traffic comes from Asia. In Asia, Friendster has more monthly unique visitors than any other social network. In December 2009 Friendster was acquired by MOL Global. MOL Global and Friendster already had a partnership power the payments ecosystem of the Friendster Wallet and its payments platform. Smart2PayTM is also supplier to MOL Global.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS LATIN AMERICAN PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing and new markets in South America. Scheduled live date is 14 July 2010.

  • For Brazil; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding local credit and debit card connections to its existing local card connections.
  • For Argentina; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via a large local wallet.

Smart2PayTM was already providing many methods in South America but has now gone one step further in the region.

Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased again with the expansion of our network and product in South America, these new card connections and alternative payment options will further grow the business of our merchants using Smart2PayTM`s services".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing markets. Various real time bank transfers methods have been added.

For Brazil; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer for another 4 banks. Smart2PayTM now offers real time bank transfer options for the major 5 banks in Brazil.

Smart2PayTM was already providing various payment methods and local bank transfers with intraday reporting in Brazil but has now gone one step further.

Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our merchants will be able to continue the expansion plans they have in Brazil together with Smart2PayTM".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY AND MOL INCREASE PARTNERSHIP

Smart2PayTM, one of the world's online alternative payment solutions company, has increased its 2008 partnership with MOL AccessPortal Berhad. MOL, one of the biggest online game websites, will use Smart2PayTM now for more countries to allow online gamers to play online games using their local payment methods worldwide.

The new offering will bring many new options for gamers, allowing them to easily participate in MOL's online gaming platform. MOL recently purchased Friendster, and offers a massive library of both free and paid computer games including MMORPGs, casual games, and much more. Their products are known for great gameplay and attention to detail, as well as colorful, eye-catching art.

MOL games can be purchased using MOL points, which gamers buy through MOL.com. Smart2PayTM will now be adding more payment options, and gamers can buy MOL points quickly, safely, and simply by using Smart2PayTM payments.

"We are very pleased to help MOL extend their audience, and to offer gamers more local payment options to participate in their innovative online gaming platform", said James Flinterman, of Smart2PayTM.

About MOL

MOL is a MSC Malaysia Status Company that operates and develops payment systems. MOL handles over 60,000,000 payment transactions a year with an annual payment volume of over US$200 million. It leverages on a network of over 500,000 physical and virtual payment channels across more than 75 countries and linked to 88 banks in 9 countries worldwide to operate its key payment products, namely:

  • MOLPoints, an online micropayment system for content and services;
  • MOLReloads, an electronic prepaid distribution infrastructure;
  • MOLFreedom, a multi-application prepaid payment card;
  • GamesHive, an online game payment aggregator;
  • MOLWiFi, a wireless Internet service for F&B outlets;
  • MOLiCafe, a cybercafé management programme and MOLSafePay, an escrow-based payment system for micro-merchants.

MOL was recognized as one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards in 2005 and 2006, has won a Merit Award for the Best of E-Commerce Applications in the MSC Asia Pacific ICT Awards and received the Member Excellence Award at PIKOM ICT Leadership Award 2009.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing markets. Various real time bank transfers and the prepaid method Ukash have been added. Scheduled live date is April 2010.

For Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer.

Also worldwide prepaid provider Ukash has been added; Ukash is a cash payment method available in the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Australia, South America, North America and most recently China for those who wish to shop online but do not have a bank account. Currently available in 27 countries worldwide with 320,000 physical issuing points, Ukash is the largest global prepaid cash collection network in the world.

Smart2PayTM was already providing various prepaid methods and local bank transfers with intraday reporting in Norway, Sweden and Denmark but has now gone one step further in these countries.

Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are pleased to announce that the payment options offered by Smart2PayTM have increased again, and using these options our merchants will be able to continue the expansion plans they have together with Smart2PayTM".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY REACHES NEW MARKETS

Smart2PayTM has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on both, existing markets and new markets.

  • For Czech Republic; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer.
  • For South America; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via the largest local wallet.
  • For the Middle East; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via the largest local wallet.
  • For Russia; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via the largest local wallet.

Smart2PayTM was already providing local bank transfers with Intraday reporting in Czech republic, plus local solutions in South America and the Middle East, but has now gone one step further in these countries and regions.

Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are again very pleased with the successful expansion of our payment coverage, these new options will allow our merchants to further grow their business together with Smart2PayTM as their partner in payments".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY EXPANDS PAYMENT PORTFOLIO

Smart2PayTM has recently increased its payment offering to merchants on existing markets.

  • For Australia; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via real time bank transfer.
  • For Portugal; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via ATM.
  • For Hungary; Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its merchants, by adding payments via the largest local wallet.

Smart2PayTM was already providing local bank transfers with intraday reporting in Australia, Portugal and Hungary but has now gone one step further in these countries. Dan Carja, product manager of Smart2PayTM: "We are very pleased with the expansion of our network and product, these new options will further increase the confidence in Smart2PayTM`s services and support our merchants aggressive expansion strategies".

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

DHGATE SELECTS SMART2PAY

Smart2PayTM is announcing a partnership to supply local payments to DHgate.com, the leading China wholesale fast trading marketplace serving global online wholesale buyers.

Beijing, Dhgate.com, a leading China-based wholesale marketplace that enables global online transactions, has become the first wholesale ecommerce collaboration for Smart2PayTM in China. DHgate.com is the only online wholesale e-commerce platform in China to integrate with the comprehensive suite of Smart2pay Payment services. This integration offers unique benefits for our customers in terms of cost savings, reliability and convenience. With the support of Smart2pay payment services, we are attracting more and more buyers from all over the world use the convenient and secure way to pay their order.

"DHgate.com`s founding belief is that the future of e-commerce lies with small and micro businesses around the world. By opening up global sourcing channels, DHgate aims to provide new growth opportunities to suppliers in China as well as to small businesses across the world", said Wang (CEO of DHgate.com). As the pioneer in transactional online wholesale trade with China, DHgate.com now connects more than 400,000 China-based suppliers with 2.1million global buyers and facilitates thousands of online transactions a day. The integration of UPS technology is part of DHgate’s ongoing effort to ensure simple, safe and cost-effective global trade with China.

Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM: "We are extremely pleased with the partnership with DHgate.com. Such partnership just reinforces that Smart2PayTM is one of the top global suppliers of payment processing solutions for merchants around the world. With its dedicated, flexible and experienced team, which listens carefully to its customers` needs, Smart2PayTM will be offering DHgate`s customers the best payment services available on the market".

About DHgate.com

DHgate.com is a leading online marketplace for the world’s small and medium size businesses and the largest China-based wholesale trading platform in the world. Founded in 2004 by former Joyo.com CEO, Diane Wang, DHgate.com serves over 2.1 million registered buyers from 230 international locations and in excess of 400,000 China-based sellers.DHgate.com generates annual transaction volumes well in excess of USD$200 million in 2008.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY INCREASING 2007 BRAZIL OPS

Smart2PayTM is increasing operations in Brazil through its local subsidiary Smart2PayTM Brazil, by including cash management to become full service payment provider also in Brazil.

Smart2PayTM completed the technical links for processing in Brazil in 2007 and had since then offered its Brazilian services on gateway only basis. Now it has added the missing part for many international Merchants, the full service product, that includes the cash management and international settlement.

Main payment options are Boleto Bancário, Débito from several banks and alternative payment solutions. This is an important opening for the local market, as non-Brazilian merchants can benefit from the Smart2PayTM features and start offering local payment solutions in Brazil and 55 other countries, via a single link and interface.

"Moving Smart2PayTM in Brazil to full service payment provider is an important accomplishment for Smart2PayTM as we are able from now on to serve Merchants locally, in the same time consolidating our worldwide presence on the global payments market", states Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY INCREASES OPTIONS IN BALTIC COUNTRIES

Smart2PayTM has increased the offering to its Merchants in the Baltic countries, by covering most of the payment methods in the Baltic region (Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Smart2PayTM was already providing local bank transfers with Intraday reporting in these countries but has now gone one step further to get serious.

The expansion allows Smart2PayTM merchants to offer e-banking systems of the Lithuanian banks (Hanza.net, Ebankas, I-linija, Bankas internetu+, Nordea, Parex Internet bankas, Danske e-bankas, Eta bankas, Šiauli? bank) as well as e-banking system hansapank.lv from Latvia.

Smart2PayTM merchants will have the possibility to use the e-banking system hanza.net in Estonia as well as SEB bank payment cards. Also payments can be done at kiosks of Lietuvos spauda and Rkiosk in the entire territory of Lithuania. Scheduled live date is December 2009.

"Using Smart2PayTM our clients have a smart, affordable and manageable payment processing service they can use, that is continuously expanding to cover worldwide businesses", declares Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!

SMART2PAY INCREASES OPTIONS IN CHINA

Smart2PayTM has recently updated its payment portfolio in China by adding the largest local provider as a payment option. Smart2PayTM merchants will be able from now on to use the new provider, besides the already existing card payment options: online banking, bank transfer, debit / credit cards and wallet. This way Smart2PayTM will be covering the most used local payment methods in the region. Scheduled live date is December 2009.

"Offering additional payment options to the country with the largest population on Earth is one of the steps that Smart2PayTM is performing to become the preferred choice of payment for any international business", has declared Andre Boesing of Smart2PayTM.

About Smart2PayTM

Smart2PayTM is offering local payment services to international merchants since 2002, covering more than 60 countries worldwide! By adding local payment methods to your ecommerce site, you will boost your sales significantly, by offering the preferred local method of payment to your customers!