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Irish mobile payment service expands to North America

Technology allows merchants to charge customers for digital content through a mobile phone


February 21, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

SAN FRANCISCO: Ireland-based mobile payments provider for e-businesses, boxPAY, has opened a North American base in San Francisco to manage US and Canadian-based web merchants looking to use the boxPAY product to bill in over 40 countries. The service is now also offering billing services in the US and Canada to their existing merchants around the world.

“The move to North America was crucial to boxPAY’s global expansion because of the significant amount of cellular subscribers in Canada and the US,” said company co-Founder Gavin McConnon. “We needed to offer our merchants from all over the globe access to these 350 million-plus customers, especially because of the fact that mobile users here are comfortable with mobile payments.”

The boxPAY’s technology allows merchants to charge customers for digital content through a mobile phone instead of a credit card. The platform can be integrated into a merchant website from boxPAY.com, a self-service website. Using the mobile billing service, customers can make a purchase on a merchant website with no pre-registration required, and the charge is added to their mobile bill or deducted from a prepaid balance.