ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced an agreement to feature Simplify Commerce™ as the preferred payment provider for all of Web.com’s brands and platforms.
Web.com serves more than 3.2 million small business customers ranging from restaurants and retail shops to service providers such as consultants, plumbers, and more. With the expanded nature of the relationship, Web.com storefronts will feature MasterCard’s Simplify Commerce as the preferred payment provider. Businesses using any of Web.com’s e-commerce and mobile commerce products can select Simplify Commerce for payments from their control panel to quickly integrate payments acceptance.
Simplify Commerce, released by MasterCard last year, is an online payment system that enables businesses to quickly and easily accept payments from any channel, in person or online. A business can securely accept all major card brands, using Simplify Commerce’s PCI-certified platform and a secure process to protect sensitive information for merchants and their customers.
“Since small businesses need flexibility in their ability to accept payments from their customers, Web.com wanted to offer a product that is easy to use by both small businesses and consumers alike,” stated David L. Brown, chairman, CEO and president of Web.com. “Backed by the strong reputation and trust of the MasterCard brand, we believe Simplify Commerce delivers a safe, simple and secure way to facilitate payments for our merchants and their customers.”
“We are very excited to work with Web.com to provide a seamless payments experience, making it even easier for Web.com customers to launch their e-commerce store,” says Deborah Barta, Simplify Commerce product lead. “We built our online payment solution to be easy to use and economical for merchants. The relationship with Web.com helps customers expand their e-commerce and mobile commerce businesses using a flexible, secure payments product backed by a global payments leader like MasterCard.”
MasterCard (NYSE:MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses in order to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is a global domain registrar and further meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information on the company, please visit www.web.com; follow us on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com’s Small Business Forum.