Skrill unites with Wix to bolster ecommerce business growth

Skrill has continued growth with a new multi-country collaboration with Wix, a specialist global SaaS platform, for businesses to create, manage and grow an online presence. 

The firm’s payment gateway is now integrated with Wix to provide an expansive number of business owners the ability to accept payments.

Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, NETELLER and Income Access at Paysafe, said: “The last year has been a pivotal one for many businesses or sole traders who may not have considered growing their online presence before, and the checkout has proved to be a vital consideration as part of this. 

“By integrating Skrill and strengthening and diversifying their checkout, businesses looking to make the leap online or grow their ecommerce presence with Wix will have a competitive advantage. We are truly excited at the prospect of what our online partners can achieve as a result of this new collaboration.”

Through the collaboration with Wix, Skrill offers a fully integrated payment solution that is quick and easy to connect so that businesses can begin accepting payments within hours. The Skrill payment gateway allows businesses to accept payments in over 40 currencies via credit cards, debit cards, local payment methods and more than 80 banks globally. 

Among the alternative payment methods accepted via a single integration to Skrill’s payment gateway are the Skrill digital wallet and other Paysafe services including online bank transfer solution Rapid Transfer and online cash solution Paysafecash.

Research undertaken in October 2020 by Skrill’s parent company Paysafe showed that around 84% of small to medium-sized businesses have had to alter their operations since the outbreak of COVID to appeal to a broader target market with adapting digital strategies forming a core part of this. Of the businesses that made changes, 78% specifically diversified their payment offerings and as a direct result, 66% saw an increase in sales.