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June 14, 2017
14th June 2017 – Hong Kong – HobbyKing, one of the world’s leading ecommerce hobby stores, has selected global payments company Worldpay to strengthen its payment strategy and further enhance their global sales success.
Seeing an impressive leap of 12% in payment acceptance since the partnership went live in February this year, Worldpay has enabled HobbyKing to streamline its credit and debit card acceptance, and add additional payment methods, with plans to support both Alipay and Boleto in the future. This move will help HobbyKing serve a broader range of customers from across the globe allowing them to pay using not only via their preferred method, but also in their local currency.
The new partnership with Worldpay will also allow HobbyKing access to previously unavailable real-time sales data. This will give the online retailer a view into who, where, and how goods are being purchased and allow the company to better understand and adapt to the needs of its customers in new markets. Moreover, the highly responsive level of service that Worldpay offers its partners has helped HobbyKing to minimise fraud and boost sales.
Toby Osmond, Vice President, Sales Marketing & Customer Service at HobbyKing has said that “Once we decided that Worldpay were the best payment partner for us we were very eager to get the relationship in motion. Now we can give our customers the option to purchase using the method they prefer, without any additional levies and in their local currency. We’re really excited to see what further benefits can be gained as we add more payment methods and expand into new markets.”
Speaking about the relationship with HobbyKing, Phil Pomford, General Manager APAC, Global eCom at Worldpay said “HobbyKing is an exciting company with a dedicated following of enthusiastic customers. Our experience in payments and data-driven analytics will develop and grow a successful and insightful partnership. We’re delighted to be working with HobbyKing to ensure that modelers and hobbyists alike are able to get the exact product they want and pay how they wish.”
With over a decade of experience in eCommerce, HobbyKing are one of the pioneers of the factory-to-consumer eCommerce model focusing on the R/C hobby market. With the biggest range, best prices, distribution centers on 4 continents and a continually improving sales channel backed by cutting edge technology, HobbyKing are constantly striving to build the best online experiences for their millions of happy customers, and to foster the continued growth of the hobby community. For more information visit: https://hobbyking.com/
Worldpay is a leading payments company with global reach. We provide an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to around 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. We manage the increasing complexity of the payments landscape for our customers, allowing them to accept the widest range of payment types around the world. Using our network and technology, we are able to process payments from geographies covering 99% of global GDP, across 146 countries and 126 currencies. We help our customers to accept more than 300 different payment types. For more information, visit http://www.worldpay.com/global
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