Homebase, the UK’s home and garden experts, have updated its payments provider as it partners with Checkout.com.
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 and 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 optimisation 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% year-on-year in 2020, while plants, seeds and bulbs saw a 48% increase.