London, November 22nd, 2011-Volusion, the leading provider of ecommerce software and services for online merchants, today announced its partnership with First Data Merchant Solutions, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing.

The partnership with First Data Merchant Solutions enables Volusion to offer best-in-class ecommerce credit card processing on top of its powerful software functionality. This all-in-one solution allows UK merchants to acquire an ecommerce website, merchant account and payment gateway all at one time. Volusion customers can now securely accept payments and get paid faster than ever before.

Three Industry-leading Companies – One Easy Solution

Volusion understands the importance of creating a good buying experience for merchants’ online customers and First Data Merchant Solutions is designed to provide merchants with top security, better cash flow and a great customer experience. Realex acts as the gateway that connects Volusion stores to the First Data Merchant Solutions Account by processing authorisation requests in real-time and ensuring cardholders have sufficient funds.

Partnership Benefits
• Merchants can accept VISA/MasterCard payments directly on their Volusion one-page checkout.
• The simplified checkout process will reduce abandoned-cart rates.
• Merchants receive a sense of security in knowing they have a fully PCI Certified and Compliant solution, complete with robust security features including 3DSecure.
• Built-in reporting tools in the store’s admin and gateway dashboard allow merchants to easily review and organise their sales and revenue data.
Supporting Quotes

Our partnership with First Data Merchant Solutions in the UK, and the addition of this globally trusted payment processing option for our merchants, reflects our commitment to providing our customers with the country specific tools and services they need to run successful businesses where ever they are in the world. – Clay Olivier. CEO – Volusion.

About Volusion
Volusion is the leader in ecommerce solutions for online businesses. For more than a decade, tens of thousands of companies from small businesses to industry leaders such as 3M, National Geographic UK and Motorola have used Volusion to successfully sell online. For more information about Volusion, please visit http://www.volusion.co.uk.

About First Data Merchant Solutions
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data Merchant Solutions makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data Merchant Solutions leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data Merchant Solutions takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. Merchant Solutions are provided by FDR Limited, trading as First Data Merchant Solutions, as agents for Bank of Scotland plc, as the registering member under the Relevant Card Schemes.

Contacts:
Sonu Sayeed – Director Marketing
pr@volusion.co.uk
+ 44 (0) 800 520 0301

Published on: 1:43PM on 25th November 2011