German payments technology company Wirecard has signed an agreement to provide alternative digital payment options for Villeroy & Boch’s online customers.

Wirecard has been providing credit cards processing services in 13 countries for Villeroy & Boch for more than 12 years. Additionally, the company managed Villeroy & Boch real time online risk management for two years.

Now, Villeroy & Boch’s online customers will be able to use local payment methods such as SOFORT transfers, secured payments on account, P24, iDeal, EPS and Bancontact besides credit and debit cards to make online payments.

In order to boost its B2B sales strategy, Villeroy & Boch is also rolling out a new online shop for bathroom and wellness accessories, for which Wirecard will manage credit card acceptance and all payment processing.

Villeroy & Boch head of online marketing bath and wellness Taylan Demirkol: “We have had faith in Wirecard’s expertise in the area of digitalisation of payment processes for several years now, so the decision to expand our collaboration with them was very easy to make. As an innovative company, we aspire to provide the latest solutions in the field of digital payments, too.”

Wirecard vice president sales consumer goods Marion Laewe said: “We are proud to be continuously expanding our long-standing customer relationship with Villeroy & Boch and to be supplementing the payment selection offered with popular payment methods. One of our core competencies is supporting the multichannel international sales strategies of our customers via a digital platform.”