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PayPal Launches Partner Programme to Reward Channel for Integrating PayPal

  • 27 July, 2009 14:12

<p>SYDNEY, 27 July 2009 – PayPal Australia, a leading global online payment service, today launched a new partner programme to reward partners for doing business with PayPal. For the first time, partners that integrate PayPal within their e-commerce and web solutions can qualify for member, gold or platinum partner status to receive special benefits and financial incentives, which vary by tier.</p>
<p>The new partner programme supports partners that offer PayPal-enabled solutions via revenue-share opportunities, referral incentives and a certification programme. Partners can also access the latest PayPal marketing, product and educational resources via the new PayPal partner portal www.paypal.com.au/partnerprogram.</p>
<p>“Our partners’ success contributes to PayPal’s success so we’ve launched this programme to deliver more value to the partner community,” said Glenn Lim, PayPal’s general manager of global alliances and vertical markets. "We want to reward partners while giving them more resources and incentives to grow their business on the back of the PayPal payments platform.”</p>
<p>To qualify for the programme, solution providers must integrate PayPal as a key component of their e-commerce or web solution to deliver online payments functionality for their business customers such as online retailers.</p>
<p>Partner status, and the corresponding revenue-share opportunity, is determined by the total volume of payments processed via a partner’s PayPal-enabled solution by their respective customers. The higher the volume of payment transactions processed using a partner’s PayPal-enabled solution, the greater the amount of revenue-share the partner stands to gain.</p>
<p>To claim financial incentives, partners must certify their PayPal-enabled solution. PayPal Certified Integration verifies that a partner’s e-commerce solution has met PayPal’s stringent integration criteria to ensure an optimal customer experience, allowing partners to differentiate their products in the marketplace.</p>
<p>PayPal’s solutions meet a wide range of payment processing needs, from enabling merchants to sell goods and services online to helping charities and local schools collect online donations and raise funds. Numerous technology solution providers in Australia already offer PayPal as an integral part of their e-commerce and web solutions, including On Technology, Powerfront and BEAR Solutions.</p>
<p>On Technology integrated PayPal Express Checkout within its award-winning ezimerchant e-commerce software solution to deliver payment processing to merchant customers. On Technology is also the first Australian solution provider to achieve PayPal Certified Integration for its ezimerchant solution.</p>
<p>“Partnering with PayPal has definitely benefited our business,” said Joachim Schiller, Managing Director at On Technology. “PayPal is a real selling point for our solution as it’s a payment system that customers can trust. PayPal certified integration also helps us differentiate our product in the marketplace.”</p>
<p>Powerfront integrated PayPal within its proprietary content management solution in 2007 to deliver online payments functionality to a wide range of retail customers, including Lovable, Nike and Davenport. “PayPal is a very reputable payments system and our merchant customers often report an uplift in sales when offering PayPal because it’s a brand that people trust,” said Michael Browitt, Powerfront’s new business development director.</p>
<p>In the education sector, BEAR Solutions integrated PayPal within its Cost Management System over IP solution (CMS/IP) to enable schools and universities to top up their photocopying and printing accounts with PayPal.</p>
<p>Existing as well as new PayPal partners can enrol in the programme for free via the new partner portal at www.paypal.com.au/partnerprogram. Partners new to PayPal can enrol for basic membership while established partners that are already offering PayPal-enabled solutions can qualify for gold and platinum partner status.</p>
<p>“By joining the partner programme, every single partner is eligible for financial incentives and can benefit from PayPal resources and support,” said Lim.</p>
<p>Earlier this month, PayPal also launched an Australian developer programme to enable the local developer community to take advantage of the growing demand for online payments among businesses.</p>
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<p>About PayPal</p>
<p>PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 73 million active accounts in 190 markets and 19 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company and is made up of three leading online payment services: the PayPal global payments platform, the Payflow Gateway, and Bill Me Later* (*not yet available in Australia). PayPal Australia Pty Ltd has a Financial Services Licence. This is intended as a referral program for partners and incentives are based on referrals made. More information about the company, including the Product Disclosure Statement, can be found at www.paypal.com.au.</p>

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