ExLine Becomes a Client of Net Element’s PayOnline in Kazakhstan
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) (“Net Element” or the “Company”), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announces that its wholly owned PayOnline subsidiary has signed an agreement with ExLine (http://exline.kz/en), enabling online payment acceptance for Kazakhstan’s market leader in courier services. Payment acceptance for courier services is now available to more than 50,000 of ExLine’s customers.
ExLine offers its high-quality “door-to-door” transportation-based courier services and express delivery of packaged correspondence, parcels and cargo to all regional and district centers within the Republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia and beyond.
With double-digit annual growth of its customer base, expanding geographical coverage, and an increase of Internet penetration in Kazakhstan, ExLine and its customers are positioned to greatly benefit from the integration of online payment acceptance services into the company’s offerings.
In order to simplify and speed up the process of secure online payment acceptance, PayOnline has implemented a custom payment solution which includes an invoice number on the secure payment page. Payments are accepted in Kazakhstan’s national currency, “Tenge,” as well as in Russian rubles, U.S. dollars and euros. As part of the offering, PayOnline is providing 24/7 customer support to ExLine customers through its customer support call center.
“For us, the implementation of payment acceptance on the company website is a significant step forward. Despite the fact that PayOnline only recently entered the e-commerce market in Kazakhstan, we have no doubt that our relationship with them will be mutually beneficial,” says Gabit Abaildaev, chief financial officer of ExLine. “Recommendations from PayOnline’s long-term international clients and its acquiring partner, Kazkommertsbank (“KAZKOM”), gave us the assurance we needed during our selection process. Other reasons for selecting PayOnline as our payment partner were its deep understanding of the specifics of the Central Asian markets, its customer-orientated approach, its relationship with reliable partners, ability to work with the country’s national currency, its support for popular technologies in the region, and enhanced payment security. We believe that in the near future the adoption of online payments at ExLine and in the entire e-commerce market of Kazakhstan will be a significant portion of customer payments processed and we are confident that PayOnline will successfully manage Kazakhstan’s rapidly growing online payments market.”
ExLine was established on July 31, 2003. In a short time ExLine developed a strong niche in the courier services market and proved itself as a reliable partner, to whom many local and international businesses entrust their shipments. ExLine has practical experience in the market of courier, freight forwarding services, proven technology of transportation, delivery of mail and cargo. The knowledge and expertise of its employees provide reliable and high quality services. ExLine operates its own road transport, and has an information and logistics center in the region for processing, warehousing and storage of various items.
About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise (“SME”) in the US and selected emerging markets. In the US, we are growing transactional revenue with innovative services including our cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element’s strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan where initiatives have been recently launched.
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