SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

September 12, 2016 08:45 ET

Net Element's PayOnline Payments Module Is Now Available for Most Popular E-Commerce and CMS Platforms

Fully-Integrated Payment Acceptance Is Now Available on 19 Most Popular E-Commerce and CMS Platforms

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary PayOnline has expanded its payments module for electronic commerce and Content Management System ("CMS") to 19 of the most popular platforms including WordPress, Joomla and 1C-Bitrix.

The recently implemented free payment module is now available and can be downloaded from PayOnline's website "Developers" section without registration or additional charges.

Modules for WordPress were created due to the overwhelming number of requests from clients working on this popular CMS and who are seeking to simplify payment acceptance. Free payment modules were developed for the specialized WordPress plugins that are often chosen by the creators of the online shops and online services. These plugins include WordPress eCommerce, QuickShop and WooCommerce.

According to Ruward Research Laboratory's Ruward:Track report, WordPress has been the leading CMS platform in Russian online commerce among both free and paid platforms for four consecutive years. According to a recent survey conducted in June 2016 among 4,901,485 Russian domains, about 23.7% of the sites are run on WordPress, while the share of paid services is approximately 13.2%.

"Each solution contains a simple copy and paste module file and detailed installation instructions, which can be implemented by people not familiar with programming or electronic commerce," commented Maria Goryachev, Director of PayOnline products. "This simple to use integration is especially useful for entrepreneurs who do not have dedicated IT resources to enable monetization of their applications. We strive to make the process of enabling payment acceptance and global commerce as simple as possible. To that effect we believe the introduction of this free payment module has helped us to another step in this direction."

About PayOnline

PayOnline provides flexible high-tech payment solutions to companies doing business on the Internet. They have wide experience in integration and customization of payment solutions for websites and mobile apps. They are able to arrange payments on the website of any commercial organization that increases convenience with highest possible level of successful transactions. Thousands of companies in CIS, Europe and Asia use PayOnline to accept payments online. PayOnline offices are located in Russia and in the Republic of Cyprus. For more information, please visit: www.payonline.ru/en or www.payonline.ru.

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US and selected emerging markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan where initiatives have been recently launched. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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