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French PSP PayPlug Picks ACI For Global Expansion

ACI Worldwide, a preeminent global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced that PayPlug will now use the ACI PAY.ON Payments Gateway to fuel its international expansion efforts.

According to a press release, PayPlug, a French payment service provider (PSP) with a targeted offering for the SME market, has become a leading PSP across Europe. Because of its strong international reach, offered via its network of more than 350 card acquirers and alternative payment methods, ACI was a logical choice.

“After carefully evaluating the competitive landscape, we ultimately selected the ACI PAY.ON Payments Gateway because of ACI’s vast network of payment methods and acquirers, as well as the flexibility of its RESTful open API. This complements our own REST API, ensuring fast go-live and reliable transaction processing for our merchants,” said Antoine Grimaud, cofounder and COO of PayPlug. “With ACI, we are in a strong position to rapidly expand into new markets across Europe, supporting small and medium merchants eager to capitalize on the growing eCommerce and mCommerce opportunities.”

Through a single technical integration with ACI’s eCommerce payments gateway, PayPlug can conveniently access a range of locally preferred payment methods that are necessary in both desktop and mobile channels.

“PayPlug supports merchants with a set of tools that are simple, efficient and secure; with ACI, the payment provider is now bringing its PCI DSS Level 1-compliant solutions to a broader range of merchants across Europe,” said Andy McDonald, vice president of Europe for ACI Worldwide. “Our strong international reach gives PayPlug the ability to maximize conversion rates across all channels as they expand into new geographies, now and in the future.”



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