Pin Payments, an Australian payment solutions provider, today announced a partnership with global ecommerce platform Ecwid by Lightspeed, in an effort to help Australian small businesses compete in the global marketplace.
With more than 2 million small businesses in Australia, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, COVID-19 has resulted in many businesses needing greater digital financial support. Ecwid by Lightspeed integration with Pin Payments looks to change this by providing the right tools to help small to medium-sized businesses transition online.
Preceding this announcement, Ecwid by Lightspeed recently partnered with the Victorian Government on the 20 million dollar ‘Small Business Digital Adaptation Program’ to help local businesses adapt to a digital operating environment. This program provides greater access to online tools and platforms.
Supporting more than 200,000 small businesses worldwide, Ecwid by Lightspeed will provide users with simple, customisable design tools. Small business owners will be able to easily add an online store to their existing website, with technology that instantly mimics their current design. The integration will also allow merchants to accept payments online without requiring a web developer, due to native integration with Pin Payments.
Small businesses were hit hardest during the pandemic, and they are continuing to look for support to help stay afloat,” said Ecwid by Lightspeed Vice President of Business Development, Scott Varner. “This partnership with Pin Payments will provide an efficient solution for small business owners to create a website and sell directly from their online storefront, in just five minutes.
For mature ecommerce businesses, the Ecwid by Lightspeed integration means businesses can sell from anywhere in the world where they have an online presence. Small business owners will also have the freedom to operate multiple online stores across their websites, social media channels, and mobile devices.
Though we’ve seen an uptake in online sales for businesses - cost, ease-of-use and low transaction fees are essential in our current global economic state,” said Pin Payments Director of Sales & Growth, Chris Dahl. "For many small business owners, selecting an ecommerce platform can be daunting. That’s why we’re very excited to announce our partnership with Ecwid by Lightspeed, who from our research is the leader in their space. Australian businesses will have access to the same tools as their competitors and remain in the best position to achieve success and growth.
About Pin Payments
Pin Payments is Australia’s first unified approach to payments for small to medium-sized businesses. It supports over 12,000 companies in Australia and New Zealand to accept payments from debit and credit cards bearing the Visa, MasterCard and American Express brands without requiring a merchant account. Pin Payments supports integrations with platforms such as Ecwid by Lightspeed, Xero, WooCommerce, Shopify, and Magento. For more, visit pinpayments.com
About Ecwid by Lightspeed
Ecwid by Lightspeed is a global software-as-a-service ecommerce platform company established in 2009. Ecwid by Lightspeed provides online selling solutions for small businesses in over 175 countries and in 54 languages. Ecwid by Lightspeed was built to enable businesses to quickly and easily create a new online store or add shopping capabilities to an existing website. The platform offers merchants a comprehensive set of ecommerce tools, including access to key marketplaces such as Amazon and Google, access to a range of point-of-sale solutions, and the ability to advertise and sell on social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook. Ecwid by Lightspeed offers a free one-page ecommerce website to each user and can integrate with any site builder, including WordPress, Wix, Squarespace and more. For more information visit www.ecwid.com.
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