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Dutch unicorn Mollie signs deal to power payments for Mazda’s European marketplace

Mollie, an Amsterdam-based company that builds a platform for integrating payments into a site or app, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Mazda Motor Europe to provide the automaker’s new online marketplace platform with a simplified payment experience. 

This collaboration will enable Mazda to provide a digital and ecommerce experience for consumers, and offer convenient and frictionless payments.

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How will Mollie help Mazda?

Mollie claims that with its new solution for online SaaS, marketplace, and other platform businesses, Connect for Platforms, Mazda will be able to scale new products that require a ‘world-class’ commercial infrastructure.

Connect for Platforms allows businesses to create an online platform that facilitates purchases and payments between buyers and sellers. Mazda will utilise this solution for marketplaces to guarantee that a consumer or national sales company’s payment goes to the correct regional dealer.

Ken Serdons, CCO at Mollie, says, “The future of online sales lies in marketplaces, and we are delighted to be working with Mazda to help them to further grow this business offering. We’re excited to pioneer this innovative next step for the automotive industry, and to work with Mazda to develop future-focused ecommerce products and marketplace solutions.”

Mollie will offer Mazda a solution to accept and integrate payments across Europe. Mazda will have access to multiple features, including hosted onboarding, intelligent dashboard, and relevant global and local payment methods. This will help the automaker to enable hundreds of its regional dealers to sell products and services via the global brand with ease.

This digitalisation of the automotive industry gives regional dealers the assurance of compliant and automated payments, complemented by localised customer support from Mollie.

Matthias Sileghem, VP Customer Experience, Communications and Public Affairs at Mazda Motor Europe, says, “We want to develop an innovative solution that will disrupt the automotive industry. As we roll out our marketplace offering across the UK and ultimately throughout Europe, the simple, localised and transparent solutions that Mollie offers, allows us to remain focused on our growth and our customers.”

The implementation of Mollie’s technology has started in the UK and the rest of Europe is expected to follow in the second half of this year.

“Europe’s fastest-growing payment service providers”

Founded in 2004 by Adrian Mol, Mollie is a payments platform that offers an easy-to-implement process for integrating payments into a site or app. With a simple and clear payments-API, Mollie offers multiple payment methods uniformly. 

The company is on a mission to make online payments simple for merchants by taking away the complexity from payment methods and offering a simple, but ‘powerful’ API.

Mollie processes payments for more than 130,000 clients with local payment methods such as Mastercard, VISA, Amex, PayPal, iDEAL, Bancontact, Bitcoin, SEPA Direct Debit, Cartes Bancaires, ESP, Giropay, SOFORT Banking, and more.

In March, 2021, the company appointed Shane Happach as its new CEO. Happach has 15 years of experience in the payment industry and worked for Worldpay, where he was an EVP and Head of Global e-commerce, before Mollie. In February, 2021, the Dutch fintech company expanded to the UK market to help merchants expand their businesses in Europe. Mollie collaborated with Stockholm-based fintech giant Klarna, Magento and EU gateways to increase cross-border sales.

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