+ METRO and Concardis expand long-standing partnership
+ In addition to credit card acquiring at the POS, METRO is now also using Concardis Payengine, a complete solution for e-commerce
+ Innovative functions of Payengine: real-time review of incoming payments and joint invoicing channel for e- and m-commerce
Following 12 years of successfully processing the credit card acquiring for the 104 warehouses of METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH, Eschborn-based full-service payment provider Concardis is now supplying the multichannel payment platform Payengine for the new outdoor online shop of the wholesale company. Using this platform, customers in gastronomy can order numerous products online for the outdoor season from the current catalogue.
‘As a full-service payment provider, we are happy to support METRO Deutschland. Omnichannel trade is becoming the reality step by step, with sales channels intertwining to an increasing degree. And simple, fast payment is more of a factor for success than ever. Today, retailers need the right solution so that they are well prepared for the future with regard to payment,’ says Christoph Jung, Vice President eCommerce Competence Center at Concardis.
‘For the development of our outdoor online shop, it was important for us to have a payment partner who understands the retail industry and offers a state-of-the-art solution. With the new Payengine, Concardis has developed a convincing product which adapts to our individual needs,’ says Lutz Tönnissen, chief department manager for finance and accounting at METRO Deutschland.
With the multichannel platform Payengine, Concardis has created a complete solution for e- and m-commerce which can be seamlessly integrated in online shops. Incoming payments stemming from e- and m-commerce flow together in one settlement channel – thus enabling business across multiple channels. Thanks to Payengine’s modern software architecture, the various forms of business logic for individual payment processes are brought into a single uniform structure. Retailers can review incoming payments in real time via the back end – at any time and on any device. This makes it significantly easier to deal with, among other things, accepting payments via invoice and in advance, and saves time.
METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH operates 104 cash-and-carry markets in Germany with more than 14,000 employees. Some four million customers place their trust in the product range and services of the company, which is active internationally in 25 countries with some 750 markets.