SureFire Commerce Inc., a provider of robust transaction processing and payment solutions, announced a partnership agreement with Smart Online, Inc. a leading online provider of small business productivity applications. Under the terms of this agreement, SureFire Commerce’s Total TransActions solution will be fully integrated into Smart Online’s Web-based productivity applications for small businesses and
made available to Smart Online and the small business syndicated platforms of
its Fortune 1000 partners, such as Compaq, Bank One, The Company Corporation,
Cable & Wireless, and the Banknorth Group.
The SureFire Total TransActions solution allows small businesses and
SOHOs (Small Office/Home Office) to accept VISA, MasterCard, and FirePay(R)
Personal Account brands via a virtual point-of-sale machine. This means that
any part-time or full-time business with access to a Web browser can start
accepting payments in just days without having to build a Web site with e-
commerce functionality. Users of the SureFire Total TransActions solution can
accept over-the-counter credit card payments simply by entering a customer’s
credit card information into the SureFire Total TransActions interface on the
The SureFire Total TransActions solution will be integrated into Smart
Online’s Web-based applications, allowing small businesses to accept credit
card payments, present bills electronically, and even schedule recurring
billing. This cutting-edge functionality will also be integrated into dozens
of small business resource centres, including Smart Online and its syndicated
platform that includes the small business centres of major Fortune 1000
companies, reaching literally millions of small businesses.
Over the coming months, SureFire Commerce intends to add new
functionality to the SureFire Total TransActions solution, which will give
small businesses even greater flexibility in collecting payments. The goal is
to make the SureFire Total TransActions solution THE way for small businesses
to get paid, whether a company does business online or offline, or both.
“Our syndicated partners and small business customers have been asking
for a widely available and affordable payment solution that will help them
grow their businesses,” said Michael Nouri, CEO and Chairman of Smart Online.
“To meet those requests, we’ve selected SureFire Commerce’s Total TransActions
solution because it goes well beyond value, offering a full range of
transaction processing capabilities and management tools that empower high-
risk small businesses to accept credit card payments in a simple, rapid, and
cost-effective way. SureFire Commerce has developed unique and robust payment
technologies that many companies trust and we are proud to offer this value to
the constituencies of the syndicated partners of Smart Online.”
“At SureFire, we aim to make the SureFire Total TransActions solution,
which enables anyone with a standard Web browser to accept credit card
payments, THE money centre for small business,” said Rory Olson, President and
CEO of SureFire Commerce. “SmartOnline, with its industry-leading Fortune 1000
partners, is an excellent example of how we will proliferate this
groundbreaking product to companies that reach millions of small businesses in
their respective fields. We are offering the solution to selected leaders in a
wide variety of commerce categories as a private-labeled solution and plan to
leverage these strong partnerships to offer some of our other products, such
as FirePay, for consumers looking for P2P functionality. As with other recent
partnerships such as Intuit (QuickBooks) and points.com (American Airlines,
America West), we expect this partnership to yield a significant number of
online transactions through prestigious business portals,” concluded Olson.
About Smart Online
Smart Online, Inc. offers the industry’s broadest array of Web-delivered
business productivity applications that power the start-up, growth, and
management of small- and medium-size enterprises across the U.S. and Europe.
Smart Online’s Web-native business productivity applications are integrated
into companies such as Bank One, The Banknorth Group, the Company Corporation,
Cable & Wireless, AIG, etc. These applications can be rapidly and seamlessly
integrated into partners’ Web sites, greatly enhancing the value of partners’
e-relationships with their end-users. Smart Online is a privately held company
with headquarters in Durham, N.C., and offices in Charlotte, N.C., the United
Kingdom, and France. For more information about Smart Online, Inc. please
visit the company’s Web site at http://www.smartonline.com.
About SureFire Commerce
SureFire Commerce Inc. is a global provider of secure online payment
solutions and e-commerce support, processing over $1.2 billion of online
transactions annually. The Company specializes in payment solutions in three
core areas: Internet payment processing for online merchants, bill presentment
and payment processing for physical businesses, and corporate billing
solutions. SureFire Commerce’s online payment solutions are marketed to
consumers and merchants through strategic partnership agreements with
companies that have significant brand recognition and distribution channels.
SureFire Commerce is headquartered in Montreal (Quebec) with offices in Hull
(Quebec) and London (England).