LONDON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Retail integration with e-commerce allows merchants to take payments anytime, anywhere, anyway.
Sage Pay, Ireland and the UK's leading payment processor, today announces the rebrand of Integral Computers Limited, following its acquisition by Sage Pay in February 2012. The rebrand establishes Sage Pay as Ireland's largest multi-channel payments provider, combining Integral's 20 years of experience in the cardholder present market with Sage Pay's extensive experience as the UK's leading e-commerce payment gateway.
With the convergence of the in-store shopping experience, e-commerce and mobile commerce, Sage Pay removes the complexity for retailers by providing a full payment offering from one provider.
Multi-channel retailing is set to transform the opportunities available to Irish merchants, by allowing businesses to accept payments across all shopping channels, whether in-store, online, over the phone or on the go. The ability to offer multiple engagement points for customers as been proven to drive additional revenue for merchants in both increased sales and customer retention*.
Sean Wilson, Managing Director of Sage Pay Ireland comments "Over the past 12 months, we have seen a huge shift towards multi-channel retailing, with merchants eager to provide their shoppers with the best customer experience possible in a rapidly evolving payment landscape. The rebranding of Integral to Sage Pay coincides with our completion of a major phase of integration within the overall Sage Pay organisation. Our combined capabilities not only allow merchants to take advantage of these multi-channel opportunities, but brings the reputation and stability of the Sage Pay brand to businesses and their customers."
With 90% of respondents of a recent PWC global multichannel survey** having shopped across multiple channels, the opportunity for Irish merchants to increase their revenues and customer retention through providing a multi-channel payment experiences is significant for the Irish economy.
About Sage Pay Ireland
Sage Pay Ireland is a division of Sage Pay Europe Ltd, the UK and Ireland's leading independent payment service provider (PSP).
Every year Sage Pay processes billions of pounds worth of secure payments for its 40,000 customers and makes the process of accepting payments online, over the phone, or in person simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses of all sizes.
Sage Pay Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 business management software and services company The Sage Group plc.
Integral is a provider of secure payment services and products to the Retail, Hospitality and Petroleum Industries and supports over 28,000 points of sale across Ireland and the UK, processing 20% of all Irish payment transactions. Their hosted and offsite payment solutions currently process over 5 billion of transactions annually.
Founded in 1989, Integral have a proven track record and enjoy successful relationships with all of the major UK and Irish acquiring banks and processors including major fuel, gift and loyalty card issuers. Integral have more than 20 years of experience in card payment applications and services, enabling them to deliver a secure next-generation payment gateway.
SOURCE Sage Pay