Klarna extends payments partnership with ACI Worldwide

By Dan Wilson January 8, 2018 - 4:56 pm

Klarna has announced an extended partnership with ACI Worldwide, enabling users to plug into ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution.

The ecommerce payments provider and fully licensed bank in Europe is connecting with ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution makes it possible to enable Klarna’s ‘Pay later’ and ‘Slice it’ payment options. ACI’s solution can connect with 350 alternative payment methods and card acquirers globally.

This new service is available in the following markets: US, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

Michael Rouse is the chief commercial officer at Klarna and says: “We are delighted to deepen and extend our partnership with ACI, benefiting from the flexibility and globality of its unified eCommerce API, which allows for a seamless integration of all Klarna payment options into the checkout process. At Klarna, our unrelenting focus is on delivering the smoothest UX for consumers and giving them flexibility in how they want to pay and when. This drives improved conversion and loyalty for merchants, with no risk attached. Working with ACI is a natural fit.”

Mike Braatz, senior vice president, ACI Worldwide, adds: “A best-in-class integration of Klarna Payments is a logical next step in delivering on our vision of providing more ways to pay, and the strong technical alignment between ACI and Klarna paves the way for future cooperation. Our UP eCommerce Payment solution’s open API makes it possible for developers to implement Klarna through the addition of just a few lines of code. Through the simplicity of our solution, we aim to support Klarna’s further growth across key European eCommerce markets, and increase its footprint in the highly competitive U.S. market – where customer experience is increasingly the differentiator.”

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