Evesham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 06, 2012 -- Over the last year Plumbworld has been at the forefront of not only the bathrooms industry in sales terms, but also as an innovator of new payment methods.
Several months ago Plumbworld decided to offer the Paypal checkout on the website which has gone down extremely well with over 25% of its customers choosing this route. Amazon checkout over time will surely be among one of the largest accepted payment methods for online retailers.
Anthony Langston, Website Manager of Plumbworld stated: "Implementation of the Amazon payments checkout was fairly easy, although there were some very stringent rules and regulations we had to adhere to and every step of the way the implementation was vetted by one our Amazon colleagues to make sure we were heading down the right path. We had a cracking bathroom accessories page set up on the website which offered customers amazing savings if they took the path of using the Amazon payments system".
Plumbworld have experienced increased traffic due to the Amazon payments advertising and also noticed higher conversion rates for the alternative payment methods. Initially reports in suggested people were only using the Amazon payments for small items, but Plumbworld have stated people are even paying for complete Bathroom Suites worth thousands on the site.
Scott Morris, E-Commerce Manager of Plumbworld added: "Millions of people already have an Amazon account, and are regular Amazon users. We decided that joining forces with them was no bad thing as it allows customers to check out quickly and securely using their already completed Amazon profiles. Amazon are often called the world's largest online retailer so when they contacted us to see if we wanted to be among the first to trial the system we were only happy to jump on board."
Amazon payments allows customers who already have an Amazon account to use their log-ins and payment information stored in that account to check out on other websites.
The Amazon platform is a complete checkout service developed for E-Commerce sellers and Plumbworld were one of the first to pioneer this.
Plumbworld was an early pioneer of online trading, started by James and Anita Hickman in 1999 and was sold to the Grafton Group PLC in December 2006, Plumbworld now employ more than 50 people in their purpose built warehouse and offices and boast an astonishing 47 websites selling everything from wood burning stoves and barbecues to garden tools and shovels. The business has a turnover in excess of £18 million and is growing at more than 20% year on year.