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Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, announced it is donating $4.5 million in free services to small and medium-sized enterprises to aid them in recovery. In honor of Small Business Month, from May 10󈞋, 2021 small businesses can apply to receive one free year of payment services and $40,000 worth of free media services from Klarna. Klarna will select 100 small businesses from the applicant pool, focusing on those that were most impacted by the pandemic, including minority and female-led businesses, to receive fee-free payment services and marketing exposure across Klarna’s ecosystem.

Small businesses can apply to participate in Klarna’s program here.

*Note: Businesses must be integrated with one of Klarna’s affiliated partner platforms, such as Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Shift4Shop, or Magento to apply.