MasterCard making it easier for merchants to accept online payments

Empowering merchants

MasterCard Worldwide  is reaching out to US merchants and developers with Simplify Commerce™, a new product that makes it easy to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments, regardless of payment brand, in a matter of minutes.

Simplify Commerce is offering APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and SDKs (Software Development Kits) in a variety of programming languages such as Ruby, PHP, Python and Java.  Mobile SDKs for iOS and Android are also available.  In addition, sample source code and engineering support are accessible at

“As a technology company with a strong history of payments experience, MasterCard is always looking for ways to empower merchants to grow their businesses.  We recognize the value that electronic payments bring to merchants, both large and small,” says Garry Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer for MasterCard.  “By offering straightforward integration tools to developers and streamlining the process for businesses to get a merchant account, Simplify Commerce makes it easy for merchants to deliver online and mobile payments experiences to their customers.”

Simplify Commerce is a product that launched from MasterCard’s internal Incubation unit within MasterCard Labs, the company’s Research and Development function led by Lyons.

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