Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with global retailer WHSmith for digital payments. The duo reported they are working together to expand WHSmith’s digital payment acceptance capabilities for e-commerce as well as at the POS, thus furthering the retailer’s digital journey.
“With over 1,600 stores across the world in airports, hospitals, train stations and highway service areas, as well as on most UK high streets, WHSmith is a globally recognized brand for the world’s travelling customer. The company also has a flourishing e-commerce business which includes click & collect and ‘Buy Online Return in Store’ (BORIS) options for a flexible customer experience. Thanks to the collaboration with Wirecard, WHSmith is further improving its service to consumers both nationally and internationally by enabling smooth and flexible payment acceptance and processing.”
Speaking about the partnership, Fredrik Neumann, VP Sales Retail at Wirecard, stated:
“We are happy to collaborate with WHSmith to process their digital payments. Through this cooperation with yet another major retailer, we are proving our ability to understand the needs of internationally-facing merchants and the retail sector as a whole, as well as significantly expanding our footprint in the UK market. We look forward to a successful cooperation with WHSmith.”
Ian Sanders, Group Commercial Development Director at WHSmith, added:
“We aim to deliver the best service to our customers, and that includes providing convenient and easy payment methods both online and in-store. We are pleased to be working with Wirecard who have offered a tailor-made solution to our business and deliver the latest payment acceptance solutions. We are excited to offer our customers an even more flexible checkout experience across our WHSmith stores and e-commerce shop.”