Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing payment processors, and Bigcommerce, the leading e-commerce platform for innovative businesses, today announced the launch of Heartland’s Online Storefront. The industry’s most comprehensive integrated e-commerce platform, Heartland’s Online Storefront enables merchants to launch their online stores in less than one hour or upgrade their existing e-commerce sites with advanced shopping cart functionality and a host of other features to effectively compete with larger players and ultimately grow sales. Heartland’s Online Storefront provides a complete omni-commerce retailing solution, including a contemporary, professional mobile-optimized website, fully integrated secure payment processing, digital marketing tools such as search engine optimization, promotions and coupons, email marketing, and integration with eBay and social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest — all of which can be deployed in as little as one hour. It also features additional functions, enabled by Bigcommerce’s e-commerce platform, that help grow sales and improve the customer experience, including an “abandoned cart saver” option that increases revenue resulting from saved sales. This end-to-end solution streamlines the e-commerce process for merchants by eliminating the need to work with several disparate providers and is supported by round-the-clock customer support and invoicing from one company. “Like all of Heartland’s merchant solutions, this powerful offering and our technology partnership with Bigcommerce are critical components of Heartland’s omni-commerce solution designed to empower merchant competitiveness and profitability,” said Ian Drysdale, Heartland’s president – network solutions. “Consumer online purchasing is growing rapidly and it is critical that retailers be ready and well equipped to capture the mindshare of connected consumers if they want to prosper. Heartland’s Online Storefront gives small and medium-sized retailers the power to do just that by opening the door to new sales opportunities.” Both Heartland and Bigcommerce are experienced industry leaders serving more than a combined 46,000 e-commerce merchants in over 60 countries.