Savvy certifies Planet to provide gift card solutions for their Merchants in the UK and Ireland

Savvy is delighted to announce today that payments company Planet has joined the fast growing stable of Payment Service Providers (PSPs) certified by Savvy. This will allow the support of physical and digital gift card processing across multiple currencies and jurisdictions.

Planet has integrated its payments infrastructure to Savvy’s REST API to enable any payments terminal to transact in real-time with Savvy’s gift card processing platform. Merchants with a counter top or handheld payments terminal can now have that terminal enabled for Savvy’s services at the touch of a button. This means they can begin selling gift cards to their customers, both instore via Planet’s devices, and online via Savvy’s hosted eGift services. This integration, via 3C, builds on a long standing relationship with Savvy and expands Savvy’s Merchant reach in the Planet ecosystem.

Eoin Whyte, Savvy Sales Director ,said: “We’re excited to welcome Planet to the Savvy platform and look forward to supporting their Merchants to launch physical and digital gift card solutions. Our innovative terminal integration model eliminates the need for Merchants to conduct expensive EPOS integrations and allows independent Merchants to rapidly enter the gift card market, especially in time for peak trading as we head towards Christmas period. We’ve worked with Planet for some time already and it’s terrific to now be able to offer our services to their Merchant community.

Steve O’Donovan, Chief Payments Officer at Planet said: “We are proud to be working with Savvy to help Merchants sell gift cards to their customers, both instore and online. Extending our relationship with Savvy allows us to support our Merchant partners with their reopening and growth strategies. It means they can extend the range of payments products and services they provide for their customers as they look to build loyalty and develop their businesses. We already offer Merchants a comprehensive range of payments products and added-value services. This integration allows us to expand what we offer them, all through a single cost efficient payments partnership.”

About Savvy & Planet

About Savvy

Based in Dublin, Savvy owns and operates a highly secure cloud based processing platform which enables hundreds of domestic and international brands to run physical and digital gift card programmes and other forms of stored value programmes supporting digital refunds, rewards,incentives, and discounts. Our customers transact 24x7x365 across 32 different currencies globally and they include Easons, Smyths Toys, Boots, Mitchells & Butlers, Caffe Nero, Greene King, Ernest Jones, Pizza Express, & Wickes plus many more. As an internationally recognised processer in the gift card industry, Savvy is well positioned to support our partners who wish to provide their merchants with our innovative range of services. Savvy also recently announced an expansion of their services to the USA to provide processing and also analytics via their new Microsoft Power BI platform to the US gift card market.

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About Planet

Planet is a revenue generating payments service and technology provider.  Planet helps businesses meet the needs of their customers by simplifying complex payments,helping people spend freely. Planet serves 600,000 Merchants and 100 partner banks across more than 60 markets on five continents, Planet provides a single payments platform that offers acquiring, VAT Refund and Currency Conversion services. Planet is part of the Eurazeo portfolio of growth companies. Planet acquired 3C Payment in August 2020.

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