Ecommerce Europe in European Retail Payments Board

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Ecommerce Europe gets represented in the European Retail Payments Board (ERPB) in Frankfurt. “It’s important for Ecommerce Europe to join the ERPB, so we can represent the interests of the e-commerce retailers on a European level. We’re very happy that the ERPB focuses on online payments, since e-commerce is booming in Europe.It is important that the e-retailers get their own voice in the ERPB. We will be that voice,” says Paul Alfing, Chair of the e-Payments Working Committee of Ecommerce Europe. The representative of Ecommerce Europe is appointed for a period of two years.

About the ERPB
The objective of the ERPB is to contribute to and to facilitate the further development of an integrated, innovative and competitive market for euro retail payments in Europe. Ecommerce Europe’s vision is an open market andsuccessful pan-European e-payment methods are a crucial element in future growth. Ecommerce Europe aims to transform this vision into constructive actions and initiatives towards a more effective and efficient e-payments landscape in Europe, beneficial for both web merchants and consumers. Ecommerce Europe will use this position in the ERPB to show its vision on e-payments and think and act constructively. Ecommerce Europe’s target is to come up with a workable European policy to improve and facilitate cross-border sales.

Ecommerce Europe published a position paper on e-payments in Europe. The position paper of 2013 can be downloadedhere. The position paper of 2014 will be presented on 16 June on the Global Ecommerce Summit in Barcelona.

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