Tech & Innovation

Elavon launches e-commerce solution for SMEs

By Business & Finance
28 October 2014

Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of  US Bancorp, and a leading global payments provider, has announced the expansion into the Irish market of its online payment gateway for SMEs.

The expansion is facilitated by an extended agreement with Realex Payments. With streamlined integration to websites and e-commerce platforms, the payment gateway makes accepting e-commerce payments easier for businesses. The expansion follows the launch into the UK market in 2013.

“We understand that business owners are faced with many challenges and need to work with all kinds of providers to run their business,” said Andrew Rush, head of International Product at Elavon.

“The ability to offer a single point of contact for both acquiring and gateway services through our agreement with Realex Payments results in a win-win for our customers and means they have one less business relationship to manage.”

In order to take payments online via an e-commerce website or over the phone, businesses need to have both a gateway provider and an agreement with a Payment Processor, something that is not commonly known. With Elavon Payment Gateway, businesses can get a card payment processing account and payment gateway set up in one easy process and from one company.

Colm Lyon, founder and CEO of Realex Payments said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of this relationship with Elavon in the Irish market. In addition to the fully branded gateway solution, we’re advocates of innovation and are committed to excellent customer service.  Having more than 14 years’ experience helping companies sell online, we are perfectly positioned to pass on our expertise to Elavon Online Gateway customers in the Republic of Ireland, helping them to grow and expand their online businesses.”