SumUp ramps up support for local businesses via Gift Card partnership with Google My Business

UK-based payments service provider SumUp, today announces a  partnership with Google - which will enable merchants using Google My Business to add support links to Gift Cards directly to their Business Profile on Google - in its latest move to support small businesses during COVID-19 and beyond.

The new solution will allow customers and supporters to discover and purchase Gift Cards via SumUp when they search for their favourite local businesses on Google in the US, the UK, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland.  SumUp merchants will also be highlighted for a limited time via “support local businesses nearby” banners on Google Maps in select countries.

The initiative is the latest in a number of tools unveiled by SumUp in recent weeks to support its 2 million merchants worldwide during the pandemic. The new initiative means that SumUp merchants now have an additional avenue to continue promoting their services and offers, and speed up their economic recovery from the effects of lockdown, by creating connections with existing and new customers alike.

Marcel Schneider, CCO at SumUp comments: “As we push through the current difficulties of the COVID-19 crisis, I am constantly in awe of the innovations and solutions our extraordinary team at SumUp is creating to help our merchants across the world. We are delighted to partner with Google on this initiative, which is the latest pertinent example of the forward-thinking methods being undertaken to continue building support systems for our small businesses, and help them to keep trading during these uncertain times.”