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UK ecommerce provider EKM partners with Klarna

EKM, the largest hosted ecommerce provider in the UK, has announced it is partnering with Swedish payments company Klarna. Starting today, all new merchants who sign up for a store with EKM will be offered a store and payment solution powered by EKM and Klarna. The new store will have Klarna’s checkout pre-installed and ready to go.

EKM and Klarna announced the news today in a press release, stating they both invested heavily in making sure that a merchant instantly can start to sell. “Customers can use familiar payment methods, or benefit from Klarna’s ‘pay after delivery’ option”, the companies explain. “Mobile shoppers can experience true one-click purchases across all stores using Klarna, while merchants get seamless payment and increased conversation online and on mobile devices.”

According to Steven Hickey, head of business development at EKM, businesses of any size can set up their ecommerce website almost immediately in a single process, with “a payment system that rivals the biggest names in retail”.

About ecommerce software EKM

EKM claims to be the largest hosted ecommerce provider in the UK and say they host 1 in 5 British online stores using its cloud-based solution. The company has grown to host 30,000 online stores and on average 1,000 new merchant sign up per month.

About Klarna

Klarna is a payments startup from Sweden that processed almost 8 billion euros in payments last year. The company has more than 1,200 employees and is active on 18 markets. It works with more than 50,000 merchants.