LONDON, September 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Sage Pay has announced the launch of the first official integration module for Drupal Commerce, developed in partnership with e-commerce specialist i-KOS. The new integration will allow businesses of all sizes, from one-employee start-up to mid-sized enterprise, to establish and grow their online presence with ease.
The Sage Pay/i-KOS for Drupal Commerce module provides a full and seamless integration with Drupal. It enables commerce-ready multi-currency functionality, and harnesses the mobile accessibility and social integration available in Drupal. This will allow growing businesses to build websites that are truly scalable, meaning they can create a site that meets their immediate needs while ensuring they are fully equipped to cope with future growth.
Drupal Commerce is open source software maintained and developed by a community of more than 630,000 users and developers, and is free to download and share. This integration recognises the large number of companies adopting open-source, and in particular Drupal, as their web and mobile platform.
The integration, using Sage Pay's latest protocol, allows businesses to bypass traditional overseas trading barriers and exponentially increase their customer-base by taking advantage of the multi-lingual functionality and a range of local payment types. It's all configured in a simple setup with the module.
Findings from Sage Pay's third e-Business Benchmark report reveal that even large businesses are struggling to make the move to mobile apps with 78% of those not currently taking advantage of the mobile channel. 35% of business respondents reported that time and cost were key barriers to business growth.
The Sage Pay/i-KOS module extends the Drupal platform, and enables business to transact with customers via their smart phone or tablet; so businesses can build their own customised mobile experiences.
Investment in social platforms has proved to yield positive results. Companies which spent at least 25% of their budget on customer engagement via social media posted higher profits compared to 19% for those whose profits lagged in the last year, according to the Sage Pay report.
With Drupal, it's easy for businesses to swiftly harness the power of social media as there are hundreds of freely available modules to plug-in.
The module can be downloaded from Drupal.org.
Simon Black, Sage Pay CEO comments "We are moving to a customer-centric economy, and businesses of every size must look to new channels and markets if they want sustainable growth. Mobile is the bridge for businesses to form deeper relationships with their customers, while social is proving its worth as it drives brand awareness and turns it into profit. The Drupal Commerce integration will make it easier for businesses to incorporate these channels and grow their online presence. We really believe that businesses failing to engage with these areas will fail."
Krispy Kreme UK is the first joint customer of Sage Pay and i-KOS to move on to the new integration with its new gift site. Nigel Perry, Internal Audit Manager says "With Sage Pay and i-KOS, we now have the right partners to unlock the untapped potential of online sales, and continue to develop new revenue streams."
Read the full Krispy Kreme case study here.
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About Sage Pay
Sage Pay is Europe's leading independent payment service provider (PSP) and is one of the most trusted payment brands. Every year Sage Pay processes billions of pounds worth of secure payments for its 50,000 customers and makes the process of accepting payments online, over the phone, or in person simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses.
Sage Pay is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 business management software and services company The Sage Group plc.
For more information, please visit: http://www.sagepay.com
Download the e-Business Benchmark report at: http://www.benchmarkyourebusiness.com
i-KOS is an e-commerce specialist offering consultancy, development, support and training, to make your e-commerce tills ring. We look forward to speaking with you.
i-KOS is the trading name of i-KOS Digital Services Limited. Registered in England and Wales.
Footnote: Module downloadable from https://drupal.org/project/commerce_sagepay
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Louise Waller -Bite Communications
SOURCE Sage Pay