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Mollie announces Lisbon Development Hub

July 21, 2021

Mollie announces Lisbon Development Hub

Mollie is opening a development hub in Lisbon, Portugal. The office will be home to over 100 Mollies by 2023 as part of our plan to dramatically increase product development velocity.

Boost your success in eCommerce with a working CRM

July 8, 2021

Boost your success in eCommerce with a working CRM

Together with our partner WeClapp, we’ll give you our 8 best tips for a functioning customer management thanks to an efficient customer relationship management tool.

Our 5 accounting tips for an improved business start

July 7, 2021

Our 5 accounting tips for an improved business start

Together with our partner Billomat, we give you the best accounting tips for a better business start - from income statements to the perfect invoice.

Praxisdienst

July 7, 2021

Praxisdienst

German company, Praxisdienst, was a pioneer way back in 1953 when it was founded. It was one of the first mail order companies for medical products. Doctors, hospitals and care facilities are now able to acquire everything from syringes to medical furniture from one place. Over the following years, Praxisdienst continued to lead the way, by opening an online medical shop in 2007. This was their opportunity to truly expand internationally, now that it was possible to offer their products on the webshop in different languages. Consequently, Praxisdienst is now one of Europe’s leading companies for medical supplies and equipment.

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Customer satisfaction always comes first

It’s difficult to understate just how important it is that these medical supplies and equipment can be efficiently paid for and quickly delivered. There are times when lives can literally be saved. Praxisdienst is very aware of its responsibility and does everything possible to continuously improve the payment process and delivery service. It is also reflected in their vision statement: A world in which everyone receives the best possible medical care. This year, these efforts have been rewarded, with first place in the customer satisfaction category, in the largest German B2B ranking (medical supplies sector).

However, there’s still much work to do, it can always be better. Michael Heine, the CEO, says, “We’ve been trying to manage integration of our payment services for years. It was very bad. Every time we tried to add a new payment method, it was such a long procedure.” After all the disappointments and frustrations, this was the moment that Praxisdienst thought about Mollie. “We are a company who makes quick decisions, so we decided to try Mollie. So far, really happy, a considerably better experience than our previous partner. Mollie is much more reliable and faster in change management,” says Michael.

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"Mollie is much more reliable and faster in change management,”
— Michael Heine CEO at Praxisdienst.

Praxisdienst chose Mollie because it was more reliable, as well as easier to integrate and update in their webshop. In their line of business, it’s critical to have as little downtime as possible. With Mollie, they can integrate a new payment method within minutes. Michael Heine tells us: “With our last payment provider, everytime we had to integrate a new payment method, we had downtime of half a day to a day”.

Mollie offered Praxisdienst plenty of other benefits. For example, the ability to offer our customers their own preferred payment methods, the Payment Requests API and the Dashboard solution that makes payments much easier to manage.

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Praxisdienst and their fair share of payment challenges.

The medical supplies business can be complicated, with more than its fair share of payment challenges. For instance, Praxisdienst shares payment links with its customers in almost every conceivable way, everything from email to a paper invoice and even through customer support. They need to be as flexible as possible with payment methods, because of course, the customer comes first. In addition, getting paid quickly is a challenge they frequently experience. Michael Jäkel, Head of E-Commerce and IT at Praxisdienst tells us: “We’d like to start implementing payment reminders, just to gain another way to get paid quickly and in a timely manner. We also decided to make it part of the invoice itself, so that the customer had everything at once and didn’t need to go via their bank account.”

“We’d like to start implementing payment reminders, just to gain another way to get paid quickly and in a timely manner. — Michael Jäkel Head of E-Commerce and IT at Praxisdienst.

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Mollie introduces Payment Requests, a faster way to get paid.

Mollie accelerates the payment process enabling Praxisdienst to create and send payment requests directly from the Mollie Dashboard. At the same time, they have also customized their own solution with Mollie’s easy-to-integrate Payment Links API. Praxisdienst can now deliver an improved and seamless experience to their customers and simultaneously enabling them to collect payments faster.

Michael Jäkel was also very enthusiastic about Mollie’s technical documentation. “We have built a developer team around your OXID module. It was the first time I ever started digging into an API, all the groundwork was already done by Mollie, everything was very clear,” said Michael Jäkel.

“All the groundwork was already done by Mollie, everything was very clear” — Michael Jäkel Head of E-Commerce and IT at Praxisdienst.

Mollie also offers full control, payments customized to your preferences, worldwide convenience and multiple access from one account. So that authorized members of your team can create and distribute payment requests.

Mollie raises 800 million USD (€665m) in Blackstone Growth–led Series C funding round

June 22, 2021

Mollie raises 800 million USD (€665m) in Blackstone Growth–led Series C funding round

The investment will help accelerate Mollie’s scaling, global expansion and technology development.

One-Stop-Shop (OSS): What UK businesses need to know about the biggest VAT reform and EU online trade

June 20, 2021

One-Stop-Shop (OSS): What UK businesses need to know about the biggest VAT reform and EU online trade

From July 1, 2021, new VAT rules will apply to cross-border online trade in the European Union. These rules mean both relief and complexities for online merchants and tax consultants. We will explain everything you need to know about the OSS, registrations and usage, as well as scope and exceptions to prepare you for upcoming VAT obligations surrounding international trade.

Mollie welcomes Susan Wilson, CHRO & Joe Katz, CFO to its growing leadership team

June 17, 2021

Mollie welcomes Susan Wilson, CHRO & Joe Katz, CFO to its growing leadership team

Mollie is delighted to be welcoming two more amazing people to our senior leadership team. Susan Wilson will be our Chief Human Resources Officer, while Joe Katz is our new Chief Financial Officer.

Mollie and Klarna launch ‘Payer en 3 fois sans frais’

June 8, 2021

Mollie and Klarna launch ‘Payer en 3 fois sans frais’

We are excited to announce that all Mollie customers in France can now activate and enjoy Klarna’s ‘Payer en 3 fois sans frais’ payment method. Mollie is one of the first fintechs to move forward with Klarna in France – and the first online payment solution to integrate it into their offering.

What are the key trends shaping the payments marketplace in 2021?

May 31, 2021

What are the key trends shaping the payments marketplace in 2021?

In this fast-moving world of payments and fintech, Mollie was delighted to be named in this year’s report as a PSP that has thrived and seized the opportunities presented in online retail and marketplaces.

Run Mollie Run: Running for Justdiggit

May 28, 2021

Run Mollie Run: Running for Justdiggit

On 4 June, Mollie will be running for charity. Raising money for Justdiggit, an organisation that helps make the world a greener place. Want to donate? You can!