Business Blog commercetools and Klarna’s new partnership enables enterprise retailers to build bespoke and engaging shopping experiences

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Stephanie Wittmann
December 2021

Klarna and commercetools are delighted to announce an international partnership, making Klarna the first alternative payment method to be directly available on the commercetools platform. The integration will cover all live Klarna markets across EMEA, North America and APAC regions.

Klarna’s payment solutions will now be available to all merchants using commercetools via an API integration, built by the enterprise systems integrator and headless experts E2X. This will make Klarna easy to deploy and customise at scale for enterprise merchants.

commercetools and Klarna begin new partnership

commercetools has revolutionized the enterprise commerce platform market with an API-first, cloud-native solution that reduces complexity and increases both flexibility and speed for omnichannel brands and retailers. The new partnership between commercetools and Klarna will enable customers to quickly build highly individual shopping and payment experiences, without having to change their entire IT ecosystem first. 

Headless commerce technology is retail’s response to meeting the soaring consumer expectations of seamless shopping experiences across multiple channels. With commercetools and Klarna, customers will be able to integrate Klarna through a Java application plugin which implements commercetools API extension endpoints for payment and order events. Upon receipt of these events, it will make calls to the Klarna API to create and update orders there. Not only is the integration quick and easy to manage, but it will allow retailers to curate bespoke purchasing experiences that are intuitive to their unique customer behaviours.

The new Klarna integration provides an excellent starting point for merchants looking to add alternative payment methods to the checkout experience.
Ivo Bronsfield

Head of Integrations, commercetools

Thanks to this partnership, merchants using commercetools will be able to integrate Klarna’s payment solutions and make their customers’ digital shopping experience even more seamless, personalised and engaging. commercetools is a real industry disruptor and we are proud to be working together to bring consumers the smooothest shopping experience possible.
Luke Griffiths

Chief Commercial Officer, Klarna

About Klarna

We make shopping smooth. With Klarna consumers can buy now and pay later, so they can get what they love today. Klarna’s offering to consumers and retailers include payments, social shopping, and personal finances. Over 250,000 retail partners, including H&M, IKEA, Expedia Group, Samsung, ASOS, Peloton, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nike and AliExpress have enabled Klarna’s innovative shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna is one of the most highly valued private fintechs globally with a valuation of $45.6 billion. Klarna was founded in 2005, has over 4,000 employees and is active in 18 countries. 

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commercetools author image Stephanie Wittmann
Stephanie Wittmann
December 2021

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