SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

January 12, 2017 08:45 ET

Net Element's PayOnline Provides Payment Acceptance for the Leading Short-Term Accommodation Rental Service in Russia

Sutochno.ru receives over 700,000 online booking requests annually

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2017) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announces that Sutochno.ru, the leading C2C short-term accommodation booking service in Russia, is now a client of PayOnline.

Sutochno.ru features over 70,000 property listings, which last year attracted more than 700,000 guests who used the platform to book short-term accommodations throughout Russia. Sutochno.ru differentiates itself from Airbnb by being more country specific and offering a more attractive pricing model for guests. Additionally, while Airbnb takes commissions from the guests, Sutochno.ru only charges the hosts a commission and an optional fee to have a priority position in the list of available properties.

"We are excited to partner with PayOnline for our payment processing needs. PayOnline provides us with a complete solution for all of our payment needs such as pre-authorization, escrowing and payment processing via all types of cards," commented Yuri Kuznetsov, founder of Sutochno.ru. "Together with PayOnline we are developing innovative mechanisms specific to our business that will add convenience, security and enhance the user experience."

"We are honored to see Sutochno.ru amongst our merchants; PayOnline has invested heavily in product development, and it is rewarding to see how merchants can utilize the capabilities of our platform to meet their business needs and provide an excellent experience to the end consumer," commented Marat Abasaliev, CEO of PayOnline.

About Sutochno.ru
Sutochno.ru is a Russian based peer-to-peer marketplace allowing consumers to list their residential properties for other consumers to book on a short-term basis. The company was launched 5 years ago, currently serves over 700,000 guests on an annual basis and has over 70,000 active listings. Further information is available at www.sutochno.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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