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Boatsters and CROWDYHOUSE Get Flexible Payment Capabilities to Support Their Omnichannel Strategy
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS–(Marketwired – Jul 21, 2016) – Acapture, a brand new omnichannel payment processing platform, announced today that it has begun processing payments for two of ecommerce’s most exciting marketplaces: CROWDYHOUSE and Boatsters. Both online services will be utilizing Acapture payment solutions that have been tailor-made to handle the often complex transactions typical in this sector.
“We are very proud,” said Rudolf Booker, CEO and founder of Acapture. “We designed our solution specifically to maximize the revenue of ambitious innovators like CROWDYHOUSE and Boatsters. It is satisfying to see these fresh, forward-thinking companies choosing Acapture and proof of our commitment to being the perfect PSP for ecommerce platforms seeking rapid international growth.”
Boatsters handles transactions between boat owners and boat enthusiasts in an expanding number of regions across the globe, using a sharing economy model similar to that of Airbnb. CROWDYHOUSE is an international marketplace for designers and makers that has democratized the design industry by allowing design fans to purchase directly from the source.
These original business models require flexible, reliable payment solutions and, as CROWDYHOUSE Co-founder Mark Studholme explained, that is what led him to Acapture.
“We wanted a PSP that truly supports marketplaces and understands our business model and the payment challenges that come with it,” he said. “We chose Acapture because its fees are excellent, it has every payment method we need and it offers the most effective solution for marketplaces with features like SlicePay for handling split settlements.”
Nick Gelevert, Founder of Boatsters, spoke about how well matched the ambitions of Acapture and Boatsters are.
“Acapture has the exact same mind-set that we do,” he said. “Like Boatsters, it is a young company with mega-growth potential that is bringing innovations to its industry in a flexible and reliable way. We are delighted with the opportunity they give us, not only to grow in the Netherlands but worldwide.”
Acapture’s commitment to enabling marketplaces to reach their full growth potential is further underlined by the release of its latest white paper Online Marketplace Payments. The report provides an in-depth look at the complexity of marketplace payments and can be downloaded for free at http://www.acapture.com/online-marketplace-payments-white-paper/.
Acapture, a new global omnichannel PSP by Payvision, designs solutions that eliminate the obstacles modern merchants face in their payment processing and support cross-border growth. Acapture’s system features SlicePay for simplified allocation of funds to multiple parties from a single transaction, flexible reporting for improved data analysis, a one day integration using one RESTful API, a streamlined reconciliation process, 20 ecommerce platform plugins and the ability to handle 60+ of the most popular alternative payment methods and 160+ transaction currencies. Combining simplicity, flexibility and reliability, Acapture offers the most effective payment platform for maximizing international sales, particularly in the world’s top 25 emerging markets.
Boatsters is a peer-to-peer platform for worldwide boat rentals. Based in Amsterdam, it was founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Nick Gelevert and Wouter Moll with the goal of making boating more fun and accessible to everyone. Boatsters brings together boat owners and boat enthusiasts; on the one hand to give enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the water and on the other hand to give owners a chance to offset their fixed expenses. Thanks to an exceptional partnership with leading boat insurance firm Delta Lloyd, it backs up its service with very affordable worldwide insurance.
CROWDYHOUSE is a premiere (launch) platform and marketplace for designers and makers, both new and established. Its mission is to democratise the design industry by helping designers and makers sell directly to design fans all over the world. CROWDYHOUSE builds the technology and provides the services that enable designers to make a better profit, develop new designs and fill the world with a wider variety of great design.
B2B Writer and Research Analyst