SumUp, fintech leader in the digital payments sector with solutions for businesses of all sizes, will be the official sponsor of Palermo Football Club in the 2023/2024 football season: the purpose of the partnership is to strengthen the Italian presence of SumUp, particularly in Sicily, confirming the proximity of fintech to merchants and users on the national and local territory.
The sponsorship provides for the visibility of the SumUp brand in the Palermo "Renzo Barbera" stadium and within special advertising spaces made available by the football club, as well as the possibility for SumUp to organize events or other promotional formats in collaboration with the Palermo players and to agree to the use of the club brand for its marketing and communication activities. In this way, the two companies will be able to further strengthen their bond, confirming the common attitude to develop their brand internationally by investing in the values of innovation, in a young team and in teamwork to achieve their goals. Aiming to consolidate the relationship with Sicilian merchants, this partnership will bring ad hoc advantages for their business with dedicated and personalized promotions and offers, conceived by SumUp specifically for merchants in the area.
Furthermore, the partnership with Palermo FC is particularly strategic for SumUp. In recent years, the Sicilian provinces have shown an increasing propensity towards cashless payment systems: Ragusa, Messina, Trapani and Palermo report the highest percentages of contactless payments with cards or smartphones; in Caltanissetta, Palermo, Catania, Ragusa and Messina in 2023 they were recorded among the lowest cashless receipts in Italy, confirming the growth of digital payments throughout the island.
As confirmed by Marc-Alexander Christ, Co-founder of SumUp: "Sicily represents a fundamental focus for SumUp: the partnership with Palermo FC aims to strengthen our local presence where, among the growth ambitions, there is that of collaboration with Sicilian merchants through the creation of personalized offers for their business.This will help us link our name to that of Palermo FC, a historic team that has a strong relationship with the fans and an excellent reputation also on a global level. In fact, since July 2022, the Club has been part of the City Football Group, one of the most important sports holding companies in the world: this collaboration therefore allows an international reality like SumUp to expand its objectives in the Sicilian territorial context, at the same time with the look towards markets outside Italy and the European Union.”
“We are proud to share part of our journey with SumUp, with which we share the vision, with a marked tendency towards innovation and efficiency orientation to create more and more growth opportunities for the entire system. The collaboration with a global operator such as SumUp is a further step towards the development of the Palermo brand towards international scenarios”, declared the CEO of Palermo F.C. Giovanni Gardini.
SumUp, a global financial technology company, enables businesses of all sizes to receive payments quickly and easily, both in-store and online, and to manage their activities in an integrated way through a complete ecosystem of business solutions. The broad suite of products includes mobile POS, the SumUp Cassa Pro register, the free Business Account, the SumUp Pay digital wallet and the SumUp Card, the Online Shop e-commerce solution, as well as Payments via Links and Billing tools.
SumUp's mission is to support merchants by offering them simple, convenient and tailored tools to manage all their daily activities, from in-store and online payments to monitoring their finances and customer relationships. The goal is to support each merchant in promoting innovation within their company, guaranteeing the same opportunities for all types of business and thus driving positive change.
SumUp is the leading global financial technology company dedicated to creating a world where small traders can succeed doing what they love. SumUp supports over 3.5 million merchants in more than 30 markets in Europe, the United States and Latin America, with tools and services designed and built specifically for micro and nano enterprises. SumUp offers small businesses a complete toolkit to manage and develop their businesses. The broad suite of products includes proprietary hardware terminals, SumUp Corporate Account and SumUp Card, e-commerce, remote payments, invoicing and cash registers for points of sale. In an effort to leverage its success to make the world a better place, SumUp has committed to donating 1% of future net revenues to environmental causes.
For more information, visit the website www.sumup.it