Computop and empiriecom deepen cooperation for marketplace platforms

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Many large online retailers are expanding their shops into marketplace platforms and inviting other merchants and manufacturers to add their products to the range. However, this model brings with it special demands when it comes to payment transactions and retail systems. In response, Computop, a global payment service provider, and empiriecom, a specialist in ecommerce platform solutions have today announced a closer cooperation.

As part of the globally active Otto Group, empiriecom develops ecommerce solutions for the group’s own as well as external trading companies. The connection of the omnichannel payment platform Computop Paygate to the modular “empiriecom commerce suite” has already proven itself at baur.de and other leading retailers such as universal.at or ackermann.ch.

Complete solution for all sales channels

With the cooperation now agreed, the partners are preparing for the integration of payment services that will relieve merchants of the regulatory requirements that typically arise during payment processes in online marketplaces.

Together, Computop and empiriecom combine one of the leading ecommerce shop systems with a versatile payment solution including additional services such as accounts receivable management. This complete marketplace solution will be available for all ecommerce channels (web, mobile, app) as well as for stationary trade or sales via call centres. The needs of B2B and B2C providers are also addressed.

“Due to the ongoing regulatory process for payment, we are positioning ourselves to offer additional services. We are pleased to be able to bring these into our extended partnership with empiriecom to offer large trading platforms the complete package of e-commerce platform and payment solutions.”
– Stephan Kück, CEO, Computop

“Computop and the BAUR GROUP / OTTO GROUP already have a longstanding successful partnership. The bundled joint solutions make it even easier for new clients to get fully integrated complete solutions from a single source and to use them optimally for themselves.”
– Ralf Männlein, CEO, empiriecom

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