ConSyGen, Inc. and EarthLink announced they have teamed up to develop an EarthLink version of the BizPay payment system.
Based on a “pay for play” model, the new system will allow EarthLink Biz e-commerce merchants to accept payments in real-time without having a traditional merchant account. It will also allow EarthLink members to shop online without disclosing credit card information to the merchant.
The new system will benefit merchants and consumers alike. Consumers can quickly and securely send money to EarthLink merchants anywhere in the world with BizPay. Merchants just getting into the e-commerce space have a simpler, less expensive entry-level alternative to help them start selling their wares online.
! “Now not only is it easier for their e-commerce merchants to accept payment, it also gives EarthLink subscribers the peace of mind that they’re not giving out their credit card over the Internet and that their data is safe,” said Jason Genet, executive vice president and COO for ConSyGen, Inc. “We think this relationship is a great fit. EarthLink’s reputation for top-notch customer service, privacy, and e-commerce tools is a perfect fit for the types of transactions BizPay enables.”
BizPay(TM) also allows EarthLink subscribers to send money to the e-commerce shopping sites as easily as sending e-mail. And since privacy and security is of paramount importance to EarthLink subscribers and merchants alike, BizPay’s hardware architecture and protections are designed to financial institution security standards. All customer records are kept on remote servers not connected to the Internet and behind a series of firewalls monitored on a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year basis.
“Developing a viable e-commerce payment alternative to credit cards has always been something we’ve been interested in,” said Jon Irwin, executive vice president of member experience at EarthLink. “Smaller businesses have sometimes found the process of setting up a merchant account and gateway to be a barrier to entry. BizPay allows those businesses to enter e-commerce more gradually and with less up-front commitment.”
BizPay(TM) provides real-time processing and reporting for merchants along with real-time fraud and risk analysis for both consumers and merchants. The companies are working with a major cash transfer company that will provide the ability for EarthLink subscribers to pay cash for their transactions. Any merchants requesting EarthLink Biz e-commerce services will be advised to sign up with EarthLink hosting. For more information about award-winning EarthLink Biz products and services, please call 800-511-2044 or visit [www.earthlink.net/business]. Merchants who desire early sign-up for the BizPay(TM) system or wish to see a demo should go to [www.MyBizPay.com].
About EarthLink Biz
EarthLink Biz is committed to helping small companies succeed by allowing them to concentrate on their business, instead of technology. EarthLink Biz offers end-to-end Internet solutions, including a full slate of Internet access, Web hosting and e-commerce services designed to accommodate and mirror small businesses’ rapid growth. As the third-largest provider of paid Web hosting services, EarthLink Biz functions as a separate business-to-business services area, with its own strategies, staff and objectives.
BizPay USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ConSyGen, Inc. (CSGI), and was formed for the purpose of launching CSGI’s consumer-to-business (C2B) payment system BizPay(TM). The technology for BizPay(TM) was developed by CSGI and has been granted exclusive license for its use.
BizPay(TM) will enable consumers to make online purchases in a safe and secure manner without the need to ever provide their credit card information over the Internet again. Providing customers with a tool to participate in e-commerce in the most secure manner possible will be an enormous boost to e-commerce; it will make online merchant acceptance of BizPay(TM) highly desirable.
The No. 1 Provider of the Real Internet, EarthLink brings the magic of the Internet to approximately 4.8 million subscribers every day. Headquartered in Atlanta, EarthLink provides a full range of innovative access, hosting and e-commerce solutions to thousands of communities through over 7,500 dial-up points of presence, and broadband and wireless technologies. EarthLink is committed to doing an exceptional job of pleasing its subscribers, shareholders and the community by following the company’s Core Values and Beliefs ([http://www.earthlink.net/about /mission.html]). Information about EarthLink services is available by calling 800-395-8425 and through EarthLink’s Web site at [www.earthlink.net].
Established in 1996 as a high technology software development and R&D company, ConSyGen, Inc. has focused its business on providing innovative and superior commerce solutions worldwide. The primary CSGI product lineup includes the Counterfeit Cop(TM) and BizPay(TM).
BizPay is the ultimate e-commerce and payment solution that enables Consumer-to-Business (C2B) and Business-to-Business (B2B) transactions. It also has the ability to be the backbone for other Person-to-Person (P2P) payment facilitators. BizPay will revolutionize the way electronic commerce evolves. BizPay will clearly set new standards for payment transactions, as we know them today.