The 3C integration enables a secure Retail Payment solution to be successfully deployed across European travel locations for iconic UK brand.
3C Payment, a leading independent payment service provider, today announced further enhancement of their retail product proposition through successful roll out of an integrated payment solution with WHSmith.
With the continued expansion of their International travel sites, WHSmith needed a flexible, tried and tested payment provider, who could provide a standardized cross-border Pan European solution. In addition, WHSmith needed a partner who were already integrated with their preferred Point-Of-Sale software from Aptos, a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions.
3C worked with WHSmith to define all requirements, create the project plan, work through rigorous testing and complete a successful pilot. The first sites deployed have been at airport sites across Spain, Germany and Italy. The solution deployed at these sites is the secure, innovative 3C Pay@Counter Retail terminal solution providing speed, resilience and security. All transactions are processed through the 3C Integra secure P2PE validated gateway.
Some of the key requirements for WHSmith was the speed of transaction, and reliability of payment processing in the event of a network failure.
The 3C Pay@Counter solution is therefore fully enabled for contactless transactions, and includes offline trading where the retailer has the ability to continue trading offline even when the network connection is down. The solution is also set up with a choice of multiple European languages on the terminal, and this can be configured by the merchant.
“3C were selected as our payment provider for the expansion into European markets as we look to broaden our footprint in this territory. Having a Pan-European agreement and solution enables us to scale and deploy to new markets and countries at real speed. Having a secure integrated solution ready to go has become a real asset in lowering barriers and costs to entry.” Chris Hendon – Project Manager, WHSmith
“3C Payment is delighted to be working with WH Smith and looking forward to ensuring their European expansion benefits from the speed, resilience and security that the 3C Retail solution provides.”
“In addition our integration with Aptos will allow global retailers to benefit from a cross border secure standardized payment solution together with the market leading Aptos commerce platform.” Craig Borrett – Product Director, 3C Payment
About 3C Payment
3C Payment makes it easy for consumers to pay anyhow, anywhere, using highly secure specialized transaction flows that support the needs of our clients. The services we offer cover the full transaction journey from integrated P2PE EMV hardware linked to our hosted infrastructure and payment gateway services, to online and in-app payment acceptance linked to onsite and ERP systems. Our secure 3C Integra hosted platform unifies multiple payment channels allowing merchants to confidently trade in person and online in over 30 countries worldwide with local or centralized reporting accessible from anywhere through our web portal.
Our global clients include Hilton, Marriott, Caffé Nero, Europcar, Cale and Parkeon.
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About WH Smith
WH Smith is a leading global retailer in news, books and convenience for the world’s travelling customer. With more than 1,400 stores across the globe, WH Smith offers customers a wide range of books, newspapers & magazines, travel accessories and food and drink. The company has a growing airport business with over 280 stores across 74 airports worldwide, including: London Heathrow, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Dusseldorf, Roma, Alicante, Athens, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. The company employs around 14,000 people.