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Stokke Strengthens Global Approach with Computop and Demandware

London, United Kingdom – 06 August 2014Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), has today announced that it has been selected by Stokke, the innovative Norwegian children’s furniture and equipment brand, to support Stokke’s new e-commerce business. Founded in 1932, Stokke has become synonymous with innovation and unique, ergonomic design which, since 2006 has focused exclusively on children’s furniture and equipment within the highchair, stroller, baby carrier, home textiles and nursery market segments. Stokke  already provides worldwide distribution through selected retailers represented in around fifty countries, but through it new e-commerce business, Computop will be instrumental in supporting its expansion into new marketplaces including the USA, Canada and EMEA.

Computop’s Paygate 6.0 platform will be delivered via Stokke’s existing Demandware Commerce implementation, building on the PSP’s long-standing membership of Demandware’s LINK community. A pre-built and approved integration to the Demandware Commerce platform with Computop’s Paygate cartridge provides Stokke with a seamless, compliant and secure processing of domestic and international ecommerce payment transactions to its customers.

Christian Øvregaard, Global E- Commerce Director at Stokke comments, “The strength of Computop’s partnership with Demandware was pretty compelling for us when choosing the right payment solution for our new e-commerce platform.  This is about driving our global approach, so that single point of integration together with secure, local choice was key.  We’re also confident that this will support a good conversion rate for us.”

The latest version of Computop’s multichannel global payment platform offers new features and functionality that make it even easier and faster for merchants to power their e-commerce businesses, and is fully SEPA enabled in preparation for the forthcoming pan-European payment harmonization initiative.  This brings a single payment gateway for secure transactions between Stokke and its customers, as well as providing access to the most relevant payment solution for customers in their local market.

Computop CEO Ralf Gladis adds, “For online retailers, application integration can be as much as 50 per cent of the overall cost and time required for implementing new e-commerce technologies. The pre-built integration between Computop Paygate and Demandware Commerce can significantly reduce implementation time, ultimately translating into measurable cost and time savings for customers like Stokke.  As well as faster access to markets, this gives retailers real confidence in the mix of secure payment methods they offer through their e-commerce businesses, to drive conversions and customer satisfaction.”

As Stokke expands its global footprint, the family-run business intends to include more payment solutions via the Computop/ Demandware platforms, and continue to adapt to local payment needs for their customers.

About the Computop Paygate platform
Computop Paygate is a PCI DSS certified payment platform that provides multichannel service providers and retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows retailers access to over 60 payment methods including all relevant local and international payment options for e-commerce, MOTO, mobile payment and POS solutions. Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, hybris, Intershop, Magento, Oxid eSales and SAP Business ByDesign all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing.  In addition, Computop offers Computop Paygate as a white label solution to banks and payment service providers (PSPs) enabling them to provide their customers with secure and seamless payment processing.

About Computop
Computop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure e-commerce, MOTO, Point of Sale (PoS) and mobile solutions, globally.  The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany with local teams also within China, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Computop processes transactions totaling over 9 billion US Dollars per year, for over 2800 large international merchants within industries such as retail, travel and gaming.  Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Group, Samsung, TUI and illy caffe.  In order to provide a complete multichannel solution for merchants, Computop has a robust partner and global banking portfolio providing merchants with a seamless and secure transaction process.

For further information please visit: www.computop.com.

About Stokke
Stokke AS is a Norwegian company founded in Ålesund, in the northwestern part of Norway. The company is led by CEO, Tomas Settevik. Stokke provides worldwide distribution through selected retailers represented in around fifty countries. Stokke was established in 1932. The Stokke family have owned the company uninterrupted since the beginning. Historically, Stokke have produced a wide range of furniture for different needs and target groups through the years, focusing on ergonomics, uniqueness and functionality. Stokke products are distributed worldwide under the Stokke® trademark through specialist children’s stores.

For further information please contact:
For Computop
Jessica Mularczyk/ Charlotte Hanson
Ascendant Communications, for Computop
Tel: +1 508-498-9300 / +44 (0) 208 334 8041
E-mail: jmularczyk@ascendcomms.net / chanson@ascendcomms.net

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