Homebase selects Checkout.com for online payments as it inspires shoppers with new e-Commerce site

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London UK, [24th, June, 2021] – Checkout.com, the leading payments service provider has been chosen by Homebase, the UK's home and garden experts, as its new online payments partner.

Homebase, which is now live on the Checkout.com platform, selected the provider as part of its ongoing strategy for creating a seamless shopping experience for customers. Homebase.co.uk offers over 35,000 products for the home and garden, offering a range of delivery options and one-hour click and collect across its 150 stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

Thanks to the industry-leading capabilities of the Checkout.com cloud payments platform, Homebase will now be able to accept a wide range of payment methods including PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay, increasing choice, convenience and flexibility. Checkout.com’s proprietary technology also offers the most comprehensive data and reporting suite on the market. It provides the best acceptance rates and reduces declined transactions to drive revenue growth – empowering companies to seize the eCommerce opportunity.

Dave Elliott, Commercial & Marketing Director at Homebase said, “Our new website offers customers more ideas and inspiration to help them turn their ideas into reality, and partnering with Checkout.com makes shopping even easier for our customers with a wide range of payment options.”

Moshe Winegarten, Senior Vice President at Checkout.com said: “Homebase has transformed its website to offer a seamless shopping experience for their customers. We’re proud to unify that experience with a frictionless checkout process, offering a comprehensive suite of payment methods and the tools to enable an optimization of acceptance rate to unlock more value from every transaction.”

With pandemic-related restrictions seeing consumers spend more time at home, Britons’ appetite for renovating and improving their homes and gardens has soared. Shoppers are turning to eCommerce sites to find the products they need: online sales of paint grew 47 percent year-on-year in 2020, while plants, seeds and bulbs saw a 48 percent increase*.

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*Source: Statista, 2021 https://www.statista.com/statistics/1107061/diy-online-sales-growth-during-coronavirus-in-the-uk/

Checkout.com press contact: Lewis Jones, Communications Manager, +44 799 0068 671, lewis.jones@checkout.com 

About Homebase:

Founded in 1979, we are the home and garden experts. We’re a one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration home makers need to fix, improve or transform their homes and gardens.

Homebase has 151 stores and 15 standalone Bathstore stores employing over 5,600 people across the UK and Ireland, whose specialist knowledge sits at the heart of the friendly and inspiring service Homebase offers its customers. New high street stores DECORATE by Homebase and Kitchens by Homebase have also been launched around the UK with more planned. 

Our wide range of products cover garden, decorating, home furnishings, kitchens, bathrooms and fitted bedrooms, and everything you need for everyday repair and maintenance, complemented by partnerships with leading brands, such as Hearst UK, ELLE Decoration, Villery & Boch, Bosch, NEFF and Roux Kitchens. We have everything you need for your home and garden projects under one roof. Our inspirational new store layouts are helping millions of customers combine extensive on-trend collections with the ideas, advice, partners and tools to create a home they love. 

For more information visit https://www.homebase.co.uk/about-us/who-we-are.   

About Checkout.com

Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt and innovate. The company’s technology makes payments seamless. Flexible solutions, granular data, and instant insights help global enterprises launch new products in new markets and create outstanding customer experiences. Checkout.com provides the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting through one API. Checkout.com can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. The company launched in 2012 and now has a team of over 1300  people across 19 offices worldwide, offering local expertise where it’s needed. Find out more at www.checkout.com.