Global-e’s international retail partners can now offer Klarna’s alternative payment options to consumers across 15 markets including Canada, US, UK, Europe, Australia and beyond
Toronto and New York, April 27, 2022 – Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, announced today its expanded partnership with leading cross-border ecommerce provider Global-e (Nasdaq: GLBE). Through this partnership, merchants selling to Canada via Global-e’s cross-border ecommerce platform, including notable brands such as Reformation, SKIMS, Fenty Beauty, Rimowa, Versace, Marc Jacobs and Marks & Spencer, can now offer consumers Klarna’s flexible payment options.
“Consumers worldwide are demanding smarter ways to pay, and this sentiment also extends to Canada, where, according to our research, at least half of shoppers between the ages of 25 and 56 look for flexible payment options at checkout,” said Kristina Elkhazin, Head of Canada for Klarna. “By expanding Klarna’s successful partnership with Global-e to Canada, we look forward to providing Canadian consumers with greater choice and flexibility at checkout, while in turn, driving growth on behalf of our shared retail partners through an enhanced online shopping experience and access to our network of more than 147 million shoppers worldwide.”
Klarna’s suite of alternative payment solutions, including its popular interest-free “Pay in 4” service, is now available to retailers selling in Canada via Global-e’s cross-border ecommerce platform. Global-e’s international merchant network can now seamlessly offer Klarna across 15 core markets including Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Austria, to further enhance their offering of a localized online shopping experience.
“We are thrilled to expand our already successful partnership with Klarna to enable merchants to provide streamlined and flexible payment options to Canadian consumers,” said Shahar Tamari, Co-founder and COO at Global-e. “Offering such flexibility to shoppers has proven to have a substantially positive impact on a retailer’s average order value and customer return rate. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Klarna to empower merchants in providing localized shopping solutions, including payments, to consumers in key markets across the globe.”
Global-e’s end-to-end, localized cross-border ecommerce platform allows merchants to tailor the online shopping experience to the preferences and behaviours of shoppers in different markets to accelerate online sales and conversions. This includes local pricing in more than 100 currencies, a seamless localized checkout experience supported in over 30 languages, express shipping at attractive rates including various propositions such as free shipping over a specified threshold, a transparent and easy returns process, and a guaranteed landed cost of their purchase, including pricing inclusive of all import duties and taxes, or option of prepayment at checkout, according to local market best practices.
Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. Over 400,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna’s innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. With over 5,000 employees, Klarna is active in 45 markets and is one of the most highly-valued private fintechs globally, with a valuation of $45.6 billion. For more information, visit Klarna.com.
Global-e (Nasdaq: GLBE) is the world’s leading platform enabling and accelerating global, direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce. The chosen partner of hundreds of brands and retailers across the United States, Europe and Asia, Global-e makes selling internationally as simple as selling domestically. The company enables merchants to increase the conversion of international traffic into sales by offering online shoppers in over 200 destinations worldwide a seamless, localized shopping experience. Global-e’s end-to-end ecommerce solutions combine best-in-class localization capabilities, big-data best-practice business intelligence models, streamlined international logistics and vast cross-border experience, enabling international shoppers to buy seamlessly online and retailers to sell from, and to, anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit: www.global-e.com
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