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Total Processing to streamline payments for UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler

Total Processing's Alex Leigh

The UK’s largest independent wholesale distributor of beers, wines and soft drinks, LWC, has partnered with Manchester-based payments fintech Total Processing to streamline its payment offering.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Manchester, LWC offers more than 8,000 product lines to more than 13,500 on-trade customers, from large corporate businesses to sole traders and event organisers. Its operation comprises more than 400 staff and 17 distribution centres, and it provides coverage across the UK. The company has been formally recognised ‘fastest growing privately owned drinks company in the UK’ by The Sunday Times, and in 2021 had reordered revenues of over £240 million.

Prior to working with Total Processing, LWC was reliant on several payment providers to process customer transactions, each providing separate payment types. Now, with Total Processing’s all-in-one solution, it can process all types of payments through a single platform, Total Control, from online purchases via its ecommerce store, to pay-by-links, POS terminals, payment requests and e-terminal payments.

Since implementation, LWC has been able to centralise payment data through the platform, which provides in-depth reporting tools and anti-fraud protection features such as chargeback defence.

Founded in 2015, Total Processing is one of the UK’s fastest growing fintech companies, delivering its services to more than 3,000 clients and disrupting the payments sector through the delivery of custom payment solutions across online and in-store channels worldwide.

Alex Leigh, co-founder at Total Processing, said: “LWC is a classic example of a business with a hugely diverse client base, that is trading tens of thousands of products every week and needs a payments system that can keep pace. Regardless of the scale of an order, or how it is made, how payment is taken isn’t something a business need worry about. From the moment we began speaking with LWC’s management team in early 2021 we knew that we could provide them with a solution that created enhanced value.”





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