PayLeap expands payment services to Canada to support the needs of their customers and partners.
PayLeap announced today they have partnered with First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, to provide Canadian payment processing services to merchant customers utilizing the PayLeap Gateway platform.
This agreement enables PayLeap to process transactions for eCommerce merchants in Canada, a market it had not previously operated in. First Data brings its expertise in the Canadian market, and will provide PayLeap and their clients with a full suite of merchant processing products and services such as credit and debit processing, point-of-sale, and eCommerce solutions.
“Expanding our connectivity to Canada allows us to deliver a much needed solution to both our customers and partners,” said Rod Katzfey, COO, PayLeap. “Many of our customers want the option to accept Canadian payments, so having a payment processor like First Data that can deliver the connectivity is a huge benefit. Around 20 percent of our potential customers are looking for international payment options. Canadian eCommerce sales in 2011 were around $20 billion, and are forecast to be over $30 billion by 2015. We are now able to provide our customers access to those online buyers.”
PayLeap recently announced their $1 million “P4” program for application developers to help offset development costs associated with certifying through PayLeap’s APIs. PayLeap’s connectivity to First Data Canada would extend their program offering to the developer community seeking Canadian payment solutions.
“Our expertise in the payments industry and the Canadian market will assist PayLeap in its expansion into Canada,” said Brian Green, SVP, First Data in Canada. “As eCommerce sales in Canada continue to accelerate, both organizations are well poised to help merchants wanting to sell goods and services in Canada to increase their sales and revenue.”
PayLeap is a leading, innovative, payment platform company delivering a full suite of solutions for eCommerce, face-to-face, recurring, and online bill payments. Catering to merchants, resellers, and developers, PayLeap provides a secure, single-source solution which includes fraud management, tokenized cardholder data vault, secure checkout with LeapLock, and mobile payment capabilities. Known for innovative, secure payments technology, PayLeap is leading the evolution of online processing. Visit http://www.PayLeap.com to learn more, or call 1-877-472-9532. http://www.facebook.com/PayLeap.
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data 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 takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.