New service aims to support growth of UK's car market
LONDON & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of
payment technology services, today announced that it has entered into an
agreement with Hyundai Motor UK Ltd to provide payment technology
services to Hyundai Motor UK's ground-breaking online car buying
platform, Click To Buy. Click to Buy is the first car buying
platform where customers nationwide have the opportunity to buy a car
from any participating Hyundai Dealership in the UK, completely online.
The number of new cars sold and registered in the UK hit an all-time
high in 2016 - the fifth consecutive year of increased sales. Click
To Buy revolutionizes the way customers can buy new cars by
providing them with more choice. The ecommerce solution provides an
enhanced customer experience and allows the customers to complete the
entire car buying experience from their own home. Enabled by Global
Payments, Hyundai Motor UK now offers online card payment solutions on
their Click To Buy platform, meeting the ever-evolving customer
expectation of an integrated and seamless transaction.
"One of the last areas of retail to embrace true online shopping has
been car sales," said Nigel Hyslop, President and Managing Director UK,
Global Payments. "Ecommerce has changed the way we shop, and the online
car buying experience provided by Hyundai's Click to Buy is
transformational to this industry. This software enabled technology
allows customers to now have more choice in how and when they can
purchase a car."
"Click To Buy is an industry-first developed by Hyundai in-house
and it aims to make the car buying process easier and more transparent
than ever before," commented Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai
Motor UK Ltd. "Consumers today demand choice and simplicity; they
already expect to be able to buy a car in the same way that they'd be
able to purchase their clothes or electrical goods online. This is a
pivotal time for the car industry and I'm delighted that we are leading
the way and we will continue to innovate within this space moving
About Hyundai Motor
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened
its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe.
Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top 10 car
manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 92,510 vehicles.
Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK
operations and dealer network. Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles
from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the
capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with
Hyundai's industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package.
Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.
About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of
payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by
customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee
expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services
that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of
distribution channels in many markets around the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 8,500 employees
worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with merchants and
partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe,
the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global
Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our
technologies, please visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.
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