As I’m sure you’re aware, Shopify integrates with many different payment processing services. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Skrill, operating the platform Moneybookers to our esteemed roster. 

Skrill is one of Europe’s largest online payment systems and offers a safe, quick and convenient way to make and receive payments.  As a result of our new payment processing friendship, Shopify merchants can now offer their customers the option of securely purchasing products through Skrill. Given their extensive European presence, this payment gateway is particularly good for global expansion as they offer over 100 payment options from all around the world.   

You can take a tour and learn more by clicking >ME

**UPDATE**  For those who are going to integrate: "Merchant tools" is part of the business account only (not personal account) and it needs activation. Call Moneybookers customer support and they'll gladly switch you over. If you open an account through the link above, you'll automatically trigger a request for merchant tool activation.

To quote Ralf Wenzel, the COO of Moneybookers parent company, “With only one simple integration, our service allows Shopify merchants to immediately internationalize their stores and attract international customers. In addition our fraud risk prevention on every payment and charge-back protection (which are available upon request) gives merchants an added layer of security.” 

If you just read all that and don’t know what a payment gateway is, read this:   "A payment gateway is a service that authorizes credit card payments and processes them securely with a user’s merchant account. Often, a merchant account and payment gateway are set up in one process through the same company." 

Or check out what Wikipedia says here.  :-)