Maksuturva Group Ltd. has, as the first Finnish payment institution, integrated its payment services to Shopify’s web shop platform, thus making it possible for all Shopify web shops to accept local Finnish and Nordic payment methods. Halti Online Store launched the payment services to its Finnish customers first.

As a business without borders, an online store needs to accept international payments, but for a business to truly succeed in a local market, i.e. the Nordics, it has to take into account local payment habits.

Shopify is a Canadian commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, that develops computer software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Today, the company reports that it has 175,000 merchants.

Shopify’s popularity has grown rapidly during the last years in the Nordic market. However, the business that wanted to sell for example in Finland, could not offer the market’s most used payment methods, online bank payments, to their customers.

"We have followed Shopify’s growth within the Nordic market closely, and the demand for local Nordic payment methods has increased rapidly among Shopify’s merchants within the last year or so. We see that the combination of Shopify’s hassle free platform combined with Maksuturva’s high-level payment services makes a great combination for ambitious business striving for online growth", says Jacob Segercrantz, Sales Director at Maksuturva Group.

"Many of our Finnish and some of our international customers have asked for Finnish payment methods, but until now it hasn’t been possible. We are very happy that Maksuturva has built this integration and that we are able to provide the service to Halti Oy and more of our ecommerce customers moving forward," says Jens Krogell, Managing Partner at Motley Agency.

Halti is a Finnish company that specializes in manufacturing outdoors sports and recreation equipment as well as camping equipment. Since 1976, the Halti trademark has retained its position as one of the most highly regarded sports clothing brands in Finland.

"The Halti Online Store was launched in spring 2015. We quickly realized the need for local Finnish payment methods and where glad to hear that Maksuturva was able to provide this service. We launched Maksuturva’s payment service on our site on October the 22nd and we can already see an increase in the conversion rate", says Ville Rönkkö, CCO at Halti Oy.

For more information, please contact:

Jacob Segercrantz Sales Director, solution sales
+358 40 4529802

Maksuturva Group Ltd is an internationally operating, authorized payment institution supervised by the Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA), specialized in providing intelligent online payment services. Among Maksuturva’s prominent customers can be found businesses such as Zalando, Lekmer, Reima, Halti, Nanso Group and Holiday Club. The technical aspects of Maksuturva’s payment services are provided and controlled by an ICT-company, Maksuturva ICT Services Ltd, together with certified technical partners. The experts of Maksuturva Group and Maksuturva ICT Services work together in the same facilities in Keilaniemi, city of Espoo.

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