SINGAPORE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GlobalCollect, the world’s premier payment service provider serving both the e-commerce and m-commerce marketplaces, today announced the further expansion of its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of offices in both Japan and Australia. Earlier this year GlobalCollect opened offices in Shanghai and Beijing having had its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore since 2008.
“With online retail rapidly growing throughout the Asia Pacific region, we are seeing an increased demand for our services.”
This expansion will better enable GlobalCollect to deliver its payments knowledge across a region which is experiencing the most growth in online commerce.
Key regional trends and drivers include:
- The e-commerce market in Japan is expected to grow from $128 billion in 2012 to $182 billion by 2016.
- In 2012, m-commerce accounted for almost 25% of online revenues in Japan. Increasing penetration of m-commerce is set to drive growth in overall e-commerce revenues during 2012-16.
- The m-commerce market in Australia has grown from $155 million in 2010 to $5.6 billion in 2012 and this is expected to grow further with anticipated increases in smartphone penetration.
- In 2012, e-commerce constituted 6.3% of total retail sales in Australia, up from 5.5% in 2011.
The respective offices will be headed-up by experienced payment professionals.
Jason Lee has taken the role of Country Manager, Japan, and is based in Tokyo. Mr. Lee has been with GlobalCollect for four years and will drive the delivery of payment services to the country’s expanding e/m-commerce market.
Matthew Rainbow has joined GlobalCollect in the role of Country Manager, Australia, and is based in Brisbane. Mr. Rainbow is a veteran of the payments industry with more than 14 years experience with industry leading organizations like TNS, Visa International, Wright Express and Mint Mobile.
“With online retail rapidly growing throughout the Asia Pacific region, we are seeing an increased demand for our services.” Mark Patrick, General Manager, Asia Pacific at GlobalCollect commented: “We know that the most appropriate way to deliver the value of our experience and knowledge to each specific market is to fully immerse ourselves in that market. Both Jason and Matthew are seasoned payments professionals and will benefit our customers with their deep knowledge of their market and the challenges and solutions required to be successful in growing their business.”
In addition to the expansion within the region, GlobalCollect is conducting its Insights event for merchants to gain knowledge on how to accelerate their growth in the Asia Pacific region. Insights will be held in Vietnam from September 25th – 27th . The Asia Pacific Insights event follows similar Insights events in the Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America regions. The Insights events are highly regarded by the attendees for the quality of the market and industry knowledge shared coupled with the ability for attendees to collaborate and share common experiences and learning’s with fellow market participants.
GlobalCollect has free to download country fact sheets on payments and e-commerce in Japan and Australia (http://info.globalcollect.com/GlobalCollect-Japan-Australia)
GlobalCollect is the most knowledgeable global Payment Service Provider in the world, processing more than US$14 billion in international e-commerce payments per year for more than 500 of the world’s most recognized e-commerce brands in the digital goods & services, travel, retail & video gaming industries, among many others. With nearly two decades of payments experience, we enable our clients to efficiently and securely accept payments from more than 170 countries in more than 170 currencies, using in excess of 150 local payment methods including all major credit & debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices. This gives our customers unparalleled coverage, especially in high-growth regions like Latin America, where GlobalCollect acquired regional PSP Sub1 in 2012. Our robust and redundant systems guarantee our customers high availability and reliability. GlobalCollect’s business intelligence tools and more than 400 payments experts help our clients elevate their payment strategies to become a strategic asset to their companies. Headquartered in Amsterdam, GlobalCollect has six locations around the world, and is a Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe company.