Global-e appoints Paysafe as merchant acquirer

Cross-border eCommerce specialist to enhance end-to-end payments module, enabling international expansion for e-tailers

LONDON, August 24, 2016 – Global-e, a cross-border eCommerce specialist in Europe, has appointed Paysafe (PAYS.L), a leading global provider of payment solutions, as its merchant acquirer. Global-e, which has been using Paysafe’s processing gateway to deliver a frictionless payments experience to clients, will now benefit from a full suite of processing and settlement currencies through a single global operator.

Global-e enables retailers to transact locally with customers in more than 200 destinations worldwide through a fully localised and seamless, international user experience. The company provides a unique technology-based, end-to-end solution for online merchants to handle all their cross-border sales.

Global-e’s solution supports 60+ currencies, 45+ different payment methods, localised multi-lingual checkout, multiple shipping options and local duty and tax calculation. It works with a growing number of leading retailers, including Crabtree & Evelyn, Illamasqua and Astley Clarke.  

The company secured a $20m investment earlier this year to support significant growth in the UK and Europe and consequently the business is expanding rapidly, with new brands such as Griffin Technology, Golf Support and many others being added on a weekly basis.

Paysafe announced the launch of its UK acquiring capabilities in November 2014, and subsequently in Europe in May 2016. As a principal member of MasterCard® Europe and Visa® Europe, Paysafe directly acquires merchant accounts and processes transactions. Paysafe offers full-service, multi-territory European payment processing solutions to merchants based in all EEA countries, as well as UK merchant customers with an international presence in the EEA.

Commenting on the new partnership, Andrea Dunlop, CEO of Card Solutions and Acquiring at Paysafe, said: “We are delighted to add our merchant acquiring capabilities to the payment services we provide for Global-e – the company’s rapidly-expanding client list includes some of Europe’s best-loved retail brands. Paysafe places tremendous value on building long-term collaborations with partners such as Global-e, to offer enhanced solutions and client support to meet their evolving payment needs.”

Nir Debbi, co-founder and CMO, at Global-e, commented: “Our clients are established brands and therefore their customers have exceptionally high expectations of any interaction, particularly when it comes to the payment process. The customer’s journey needs to be consistent regardless of device, location, currency or payment method. Having already benefited from Paysafe’s frictionless payment processing solution, we are now able to add its acquiring services, which provide us with a single point of contact to settle and process payments internationally. This allows us to streamline our operations and concentrate on maximising the customer experience on our platform.”

About Global-e

As Europe’s leading provider of comprehensive cross-border solutions, Global-e enables retailers to transact locally with customers in more than 200 destinations worldwide through a fully localised and seamless, international customer experience. Led by a team of experienced executives with broad and diverse expertise, Global-e provides a unique technology-based, end-to-end solution for online merchants to handle all their cross-border sales. Global-e’s solution supports 60+ currencies, 45+ different payment methods, localised multi-lingual checkout, multiple shipping options and local duty and tax calculation. Global-e also manage fraud and currency risk for a simplified, risk free retailer experience.

For more information visit: www.global-e.com.

About Paysafe

Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid solution, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services. We believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and secure. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by merchants, and by consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies. Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe’s brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, MeritCard, paysafecard®, payolution® and FANS Entertainment. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.