Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2007
Nexternal Solutions, a leading provider of e-commerce software, is pleased to announce that it now supports Chase Paymentech's FlexCache gift cards. These physical gift cards can be purchased and redeemed both at the retail point of sale and through Nexternal's shopping cart platform.
FlexCache is Chase Paymentech's flexible stored value card solution for prepaid and gift card, allowing merchants to profit from the expanded opportunities gift cards programs provide. FlexCache offers a fully branded and customizable card system for merchants of all sizes.
"Gift card usage has soared in the United States. Many merchants now accept gift cards in their brick and mortar establishments," says Craig Ross, Vice President of Sales at Nexternal Solutions. "It just makes sense for those same retailers to be able to accept FlexCache in their online stores. Very few turn-key shopping cart systems have this technology in place and we are excited about this new competitive advantage."
Angie Pho of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is extremely excited about the new FlexCache integration. "Gift cards are consistently the top seller in our online store. Our customers are going to be thrilled that they can now redeem them online as well. Nexternal continues to enhance their e-commerce software with new features that are user-friendly."
Michael Clark, Merchant Relations Executive for Chase Paymentech, thinks this new capability creates a great opportunity for merchants. "Typically only larger merchants have had the ability to accept gift cards from multiple sales channels. Nexternal has now made it easy for small and mid-sized companies to accept FlexCache gift cards online."
Nexternal's software has offered electronic gift certificates for years, which work well for retailers that only sell online. However, retailers that sell both on and offline have required a solution that makes sense for the entire business. Fortunately, with FlexCache, Nexternal and Chase Paymentech now offer a more comprehensive solution for multi-channel retailers.
About Nexternal Solutions
Nexternal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of web based e-commerce software. Founded in 1999, the company's unique e-commerce system is used by hundreds of clients in many diverse industries. Nexternal's software features an always-on screen shopping cart with integrated marketing and fulfillment tools allowing merchants to maximize revenue while minimizing operating costs. Nexternal's software was rated five out of five stars by Internet.com and is a three time SIIA Codie awards finalist for Best E-Commerce Software. Clients include Alcoa, USA Today, Adventure 16, K2 Sports and Hanes. With locations in Carlsbad, CA and New Canaan, CT, Nexternal provides industry leading customer service. For more information, contact Nexternal Solutions, Inc. CA: 800.914.6161. CT: 866.436.8479. Web: http://www.nexternal.com
About Chase Paymentech Solutions
Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the world's largest merchant acquirer accepting payments via traditional point of sale, hospitality, Internet, retail, catalogue and recurring billing. The privately held company is an end-to-end processor for merchants of all sizes and industries and is a result of the 2005 integration of the former Paymentech and Chase Merchant Services. The integrated companies processed approximately 15.5 billion transactions in 2005, with more than $560 billion in annual bankcard and debit volume in both the United States and Canada. Chase Paymentech Solutions' customer base includes more than 600,000 merchants with nearly 1 million locations across the United States and Canada, including many of the top brands. Chase Paymentech is a joint venture between JPMorgan Chase & Co. and First Data Corp. Learn more about Chase Paymentech at http://www.chasepaymentech.com. Learn more about FlexCache at http://www.flexcache.com.
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