Barclaycard helps small retailers trade securely online with cloud solution


Barclaycard has teamed up with the cloud-based e-commerce platform Powa to help its small business customers trade online in a secure and optimised way.  

The new venture will provide business customers with an online presence, support the need to build or transfer an existing website and take secure payments online without incurring upfront set up costs, said Barclaycard.

When using the new service, Barclaycard’s small business customers will get:
*       Highly secure card payment processing capability
*       Domain name registration or domain name transfer
*       All the tools to create stunningly visual websites (including a website wizard for businesses new to the web)
*       Website hosting
*       PCI DSS Level 1 compliant card payments facility
*       Search engine optimisation
*       Technical support

Edward Black, dead of e-commerce at Barclaycard, said: “Getting a business online can be daunting but with the market for online commerce growing at double digit rates, we feel this partnership with Powa will benefit our customers by enabling them to trade online quickly and effortlessly, opening up a valuable source of new revenue to their business.”

Dan Wagner, CEO of Powa, said: “It is already obvious to most businesses trading online is key to their future success. Powa and Barclaycard have taken the step of facilitating a safe, effective and powerful e-commerce solution Barclaycard customers can quickly deploy without hassle and with confidence. It is a landmark initiative for UK businesses at the right time when so many companies are looking to drive their growth and new businesses can quickly get going without investment in infrastructure.”