Barclays Bank and UK-based ecommerce platform BigCommerce have joined forces to introduce an integrated, innovative payments solution for online retailers across UK and Europe.
The new partnership will see Barclaycard’s infrastructure integrate directly into the BigCommerce platform. The alliance will allow merchants to have their payments system set up within days rather than weeks or months, with a dedicated support team from the start.
Barclaycard allows retailers to accept payments “in ways that best suit both them and their customers”. The bank also enables sellers to adapt to check-out preferences in new markets, especially in Europe.
On the continent, Barclays is the second largest payments provider. The bank processes almost 40 per cent of card transactions in the UK.
BigCommerce is currently supporting 60,000 growing, mid-size and established online sellers around the world.
BigCommerce provides a customisable SaaS platform for online retailers to manage their ecommerce operations. The platform is built to support businesses as they grow.
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It allows merchants to provide customers a personalised, frictionless digital experience across all channels, including web and mobile.
BigCommerce provides sellers with a cost-effective range of unique tools to get started. The merchants can grow through flexible content front ends and a secure back end, as well as dedicated support at various steps of the business’ evolution.
Exploring new ways to grow partnership
Barclaycard and BigCommerce are already exploring ways to grow the partnership. Options include integrating Barclaycard’s best-in-class fraud detection and security services, as well as offering access to products that help navigate industry-wide regulation, such as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).
With these integrations, the partners said, sellers will be able to provide simple and seamless check-out experiences, without compromising on security.
Ultimately, this would enable BigCommerce merchants to focus on growing their business, not their infrastructure.