Athens, 11th of November 2021 – Apcopay the international payment brand, launches the in cooperation with Piraeus Bank the new Fastlink service (https://www.apcopay.com/gr/fastlink) into the Greek market. The new service offers large and small businesses the ability to accept electronic payments through links and QR codes, whether they are active in e-commerce or not.
The new service ensures the business development and sustainability of the business owners, allowing its customers to continue to maintain the shopping habits, buying products or services by paying online, quickly, easily and securely. Fastlink is an alternative solution to electronic payments and cash payments that enhances sales, while the business owners serve and protect its customers through contactless payments and delivery.
In less than 30 seconds, every business owner and merchant can create customized and personalized payment links or QR Codes and send them automatically via email to their customers or alternatively via SMS, messaging apps etc. Customers are only required to enter their card details and make payment, while the business owner and merchant receives real-time notifications (even through its ERP system) in order to proceed immediately with the execution of the order.
Fastlink service does not require the existence of an online store, nor technical equipment (eg POS, ePOS), while transactions are carried out in an absolute secure way, through the PCI DSS (level 1) certified payment platform of Apcopay, applying the latest security protocols (Strong Customer Authentication -SCA & 3D Secure 2.0).
Fastlink, applies to larger and small medium enterprises as well as to merchants engaging in the areas of retail, insurance, hospitality, energy, mini markets, liquor stores, fast food restaurants, coffee shops, book stores, ePharmacies, furniture, home stores etc.
How to get Fastlink
Enterprises who are interested to join the Fastlink service do not need to have a deep technical knowledge of installation and implementation. Through a simple boarding process, the operation is completed and active and the company accepts in a few hours the payments made via VISA, Mastercard and Maestro cards. Those who are interested in the service can fill out a form found on https://www.apcopay.com/gr/fastlink/ or via e-mail at [email protected]
Paris Koronaios, Country Manager Greece of Apcopay, stated: “We are very happy to announce the launch of the Fastlink service in the Greek market, as well as for our cooperation with Piraeus Bank. Fastlink has been successfully operating for many years now in several countries abroad, and I am certain that it will substantially help enterprises and merchants thanks to its convenience, directness, and security. Stay tuned as soon we will announce new payment services using QR codes that will further simplify the payment journey of consumers and merchants”.
Apcopay, part of Apco Systems, is an international PSP, allowing enterprises to efficiently accept e-payments. Apcopay is mobile ready and PCI Level 1 Certified, whereas it offers enhanced protection against fraud, 3D Secure 2.0, and recurring billing services. Its smart hosted checkout pages in combination with the 240 payment options offer a clear and unified system, designed to manage and perform multi-channel payments, making the most of the state-of-the-art technologies.
Apco Systems is a subsidiary of Harvest Technology plc, which is a group of rapidly developing technology enterprises, offering innovative solutions for consumers. Harvest is a member of 1923 Investments plc that operates in Malta, Poland, and Hungary.
In its turn, 1923 Investments plc is the investing party of Hili Ventures, a multi-sectoral group cooperating with McDonald’s and Apple, as well as with logistics, shipping and engineering, technology, real estate, hotel and leasing companies in 10 countries from the Mediterranean to Northern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, leading a group of 9.400 people.