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iPay88 Announces Collaboration With Paypal to Promote Cross-Border Trade for Malaysian Businesses

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The collaboration will allow iPay88 merchants to register with PayPal, enabling them to sell their goods and services cross border.

iPay88 Sdn Bhd (‘iPay88’), Malaysia’s top online payment solution provider today announces that it has entered into a collaboration with leading online payments company PayPal to promote and facilitate cross-border trade for iPay88 merchants.

Online cross-border trading is undoubtedly helping businesses of all sizes export to the global marketplace with unprecedented ease. For small businesses in particular, cross-border eCommerce creates a growing opportunity to sell to the world, expanding beyond just their local economy. While businesses are no longer restricted by physical or geographical borders, it is imperative to find the right business and technology partners to make that business journey much easier. This collaboration with PayPal will enable iPay88 merchants to leverage PayPal’s 184 million active accounts and trusted presence in more than 200 markets to extend their reach and go where the demand is without the costs of traditional geo-expansion.

According to KL Chan, Executive Director of iPay88, iPay88 chose to collaborate with PayPal so as to provide greater value to its Malaysian eCommerce businesses as the collaboration will allow local SMEs the access to conduct their business in the global marketplace, thereby providing an additional source of revenue for local businesses.

“iPay88’s existing customer base currently consists of close to 10,000 eMerchants – which include SMEs and large conglomerates in Malaysia.

However there is also a large, untapped market of businesses and companies which are still considering moving into the online eCommerce sector. This collaboration with PayPal is timely as it will help capture this market effectively by offering both online banking and credit card payment options,” says Chan.

Merchants who are signing up for a PayPal account can now do so directly via iPay88. An approval for the Merchant ID will be sent to the merchant within three working days for the merchants to enable the credit card payment option on their eCommerce. Aside from the quick signup process, iPay88’s online merchants will also be able to benefit from PayPal’s multi-currency checkout. This feature will allow merchants to reach out to consumers from all over the world and grow their customer base as they can now receive payments from 10 other currencies on top of the Malaysian ringgit.

From a revenue standpoint, Chan estimates that this collaboration will drive additional revenue for iPay88 in 12 months.

Rahul Shinghal, General Manager for PayPal Southeast Asia says, “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Malaysia’s leading online payment provider iPay88 to support local businesses in selling overseas. It has always been a challenge for businesses, especially small ones, to expand and sell overseas. PayPal is committed to helping them grow by leveraging the power of eCommerce, which gives them a level playing field when competing with larger export houses. We hope that with our support, local businesses can better understand where the growth opportunities lie, build strong trust relationships and become increasingly mobile. This will provide them with the opportunity to tap on current trends, attract the global consumer and become competitive players in the global marketplace.”

Chan ends, “As the country’s eCommerce market grows exponentially, this partnership with PayPal marks another milestone for iPay88 as we continuously look to work with world-leading financial technology players, for the betterment of the local sector.”

(from left to right) Business Development Director and Co-Founder iPay88 Sdn. Bhd. Chong Lee Kean, Executive Directors and Co-Founders Chan Kok Long and Lim Kok Hing

(from left to right) Business Development Director and Co-Founder iPay88 Sdn. Bhd. Chong Lee Kean, Executive Directors and Co-Founders Chan Kok Long and Lim Kok Hing

About iPay88 Sdn Bhd (iPay88) – a subsidiary of NTT Data Group since September 2015

Set up in 2006 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. iPay88, an NTT Data company, is an ASEAN leader in providing online payment services and payment solutions for merchants with multiple financial institutions as business partners in Malaysia. It has established a strong position with a dominant market share (based on the number of transaction volume) and established e-commerce merchants already operating in Malaysia – including a diversity of established enterprises, multinationals, service providers and financial institutions.

iPay88 has since catapulted into an online payment gateway solutions market leader locally, and has established its presence regionally in countries in Southeast Asia including Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. It is now a subsidiary of NTT Data Corporation, through its subsidiary NTT Data Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

iPay88 has received numerous awards including MSC status by Malaysia Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in 2007, Merit Award in the Best Financial Application category in the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) and since 2009, the Most Outstanding Merchant of Payment Model by FPX-MEPS. For more information on iPay88 as well as its products and services, visit www.ipay88.com.my.

About PayPal

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. PayPal gives people better ways to manage and move their money, offering them choice and flexibility in how they are able to send money, pay or get paid. We operate an open, secure and technology agnostic payments platform that businesses use to securely transact with their customers online, in stores and increasingly on mobile devices. In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments we processed were made on a mobile device. With our 184 million active customer accounts, PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in more than 200 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26currencies.

For more information on PayPal, visit https://www.paypal.com/about.

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