Wirecard processes e-commerce payments for Apollo, promoting unified commerce for one of Germany’s leading optical retailers

Apollo has over 860 stores nationwide

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

May 13, 2019

  • Wirecard handles all payments in the Apollo online shop
  • The direct connection to the Apollo shop system guarantees seamless integration and a reliable, flexible delivery of goods

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, has assumed responsibility for the entire payment processing in the e-commerce shop of Apollo, one of the largest optical retailers in Germany. Wirecard ensures smooth payment transactions for Apollo in the background and enables customers to conveniently and flexibly order and pay for their spectacle frames, contact lenses and other products online, and have them delivered either to their home or to the Apollo branch of their choice. Wirecard is thus driving the digitalization of the optics industry and supporting Apollo in expanding its unified commerce business.

With annual sales of 63 billion euros in 2018 and having grown by nearly 10 percent over the previous year, the e-commerce market in Germany is of great importance for brands such as Apollo. The Wirecard solution integrates seamlessly into the existing web shop and supports all payment methods offered by Apollo. In addition to processing payments in accordance with the requirements of PCI Security Standards, all transactions undergo comprehensive AI-based risk management checks such as fraud detection and 3D Secure.

“We not only help Apollo to develop its online business, but also to reach its customers across all touchpoints,” said Christian Reindl, EVP Retail & Consumer Goods at Wirecard. “We want to enable an optimal online experience. This includes the online ordering and payment process, as well as delivery to the customer’s selected location. Wirecard is Apollo’s digital financial technology partner. We understand the demands of unified commerce and help to optimize processes. With our customized solution, we ensure a smooth and efficient payment process and offer the kind of checkout that customers expect from a modern online shop.”