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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:50:24 EST Marston's Inns, part of Marston's Plc has selected SecureTrading, the UK's leading independent payment processor, to manage its online customer accommodation booking, which will lead to a raft of business improvements. About SecureTrading
Using SecureTrading's payment services, Marston's can manage its web operations in house and monitor reservations more closely, while the system enables customers to take advantage of promotions on a pre-booked basis.
Jemma Milton, Digital Manager at Marston's Plc, said: 'As well as offering full PCI-compliance, it was important for the payment gateway to keep customers on our website to underline our professional service and brand. Thanks to SecureTrading, we can now measure occupancy rates as a result of our stronger value driven offers.'
Marston's had previously used third party websites to process payments but SecureTrading's system integrates fully with the existing website, ensuring customers stay in contact with the brand throughout the secure payment transaction and take advantage of offers such as discounts on meals. SecureTrading's enhanced payment gateway enables Marston's to react to customer 'no-shows' more promptly and operate efficiently.
Tim Allitt, Head of Sales and Marketing at SecureTrading, comments: 'Marston's has an impressive pedigree and we are delighted to provide its payment gateway. Our secure system enables Marston's to get closer to its customers and analyse reservation data.'
A recent trading statement reported that Marston's had enjoyed a like-for-like sales increase in the 23 weeks to 10th March of 3.5%.
About Marston's Plc
Marston's PLC is a leading independent brewing and pub retailing business operating a vertically integrated business model.
Marston's operates around 2,150 pubs and bars situated across England and Wales, comprising around 1,650 tenanted or leased pubs and around 500 managed pubs at the heart of thriving local communities offering a welcoming environment and value for money.
SecureTrading is the UK's leading independent payment processor, providing online payment processing for all types of businesses via the most reliable and secure internet payment gateway. Founded in 1997, the company's fast, reliable and professional online card payment services enable its customers to accept credit cards, debit cards and other payment methods such as PayPal and Ukash online with secure merchant accounts.
SecureTrading also offers the most comprehensive suite of counter-fraud services available. From its core services of 3-D Secure, CVV2 and AVS to SecureTrading Fraud Score enabling IP checking and SecureTrading Identity Check which enables full KYC checks, the company reduces significantly the threat of online fraud to businesses.
For businesses looking to expand internationally, SecureTrading supports Dynamic Currency Conversion as well as European payment systems including ELV, iDeal, Sofortüberweisung and Giropay.
For more information visit www.securetrading.com
Tel: + 44 (0) 845 034 5602
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Marston's Inns, part of Marston's Plc has selected SecureTrading, the UK's leading independent payment processor, to manage its online customer accommodation booking, which will lead to a raft of business improvements.