Mollie launches Connect for Platforms to enable SaaS and marketplace businesses to expand across Europe

March 17, 2022

As one of Europe’s fastest-growing payment service providers, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product, Connect for Platforms. Designed for online SaaS and marketplace platforms, it is the fastest and easiest way for these companies to integrate payments, onboard customers, and accept and route payments. It also offers dedicated local, multilingual support – vital to our customers operating throughout Europe.

Connect for Platforms helps SaaS and marketplaces with an easily integrated payments solution that enables effortless onboarding and improved operational efficiency. We verify both the marketplace and sellers with full know your customer (KYC) checks, saving time and reducing operational workload.

With configurable APIs to accept and route payments, Connect for Platforms also simplifies the payment process with an extensive suite of global and local payment methods – helping platforms increase conversion and accelerate international expansion. In addition, its split payments feature makes it easy for marketplaces to distribute payments to multiple sellers.

One of our first Connect for Platforms customers is Q-Park, an international parking operator in Western Europe. “As Q-Park has over 3,000 parking facilities in seven Western European countries, we were looking for a payment solution that enables us to both centralise payments acceptance, as well as allocate revenues to a variety of financial entities,” says Frank Janssen, corporate information manager at Q-Park. “Mollie’s Connect for Platforms product was the answer. We can now accept multiple global and local payment methods. Onboarding was quick and easy, and the in-market support we’ve received has been outstanding.”

“We’re excited to launch Connect for Platforms. It meets a very important market need that is very close to our hearts at Mollie: simplifying payments in a complex, multi-party ecosystem,” says Rogier Schoute, Mollie’s chief product officer. "The marketplace business model is gaining traction quickly and is now applicable to a host of different organisations of all sizes. Whether you’re a SaaS platform that provides hospitality bookings and reservation solutions, or a marketplace offering products from hundreds or thousands of sellers, Connect for Platforms simplifies marketplace payments and ensures every party gets paid what they expect and when they expect it.

“Our customers will be able to compete against the ecommerce behemoths, grow revenues and accelerate geographic expansion. We look forward to supporting the growth of a diverse and competitive marketplace landscape.”