Minneapolis-based Digital River Inc., provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solution company has announced that it is expanding its offerings in India through a strategic partnership with local ecommerce provider Net Distribution Services Pvt Ltd (NDS).
The partnership combines the global supremacy of Digital River’s Commerce platform with NDS’ reseller services and local ecommerce expertise, will enable global merchants to offer preferred payment methods and local customer support services for branded online stores dedicated to the sale of products in India.
Thomas Peterson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Commerce at Digital River said that the company is steadfast to extend geographic reach and open opportunities for clients in emerging markets like India.
“In combination with NDS, we can now offer merchants a local alternative to online marketplaces in India. Our direct-to-commerce solution will enable them to develop a local store presence while maintaining control over their marketing, pricing and partner strategies, and creating a best-in-class online experience for shoppers in India,” he added.
The Digital River and NDS jointly launched a localized online store for Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions. Through the store, shoppers from India will be able to access more than 80 domestic payment methods, purchase and download software to PCs, tablets and mobile devices, as well as access local customer support and order processing services.
Ajay Miglani, Chief Executive Officer, NDS said that ecommerce is evolving at a rapid pace in India and has complex ecommerce regulations. NDS along with Digital River will deliver a high-performance ecommerce solution to the market and accelerate the clients’ online expansion plans.