Mobile commerce company, Bango, has enabled carrier billing for mobile operator SoftBank Corp. on Amazon.co.jp. Amazon customers in Japan with a SoftBank mobile phone account can now pay for goods, membership fees and subscription services, and charge the cost to their mobile phone bill.
Bango now powers carrier billing for Amazon.co.jp across Japan’s three largest operators – SoftBank, NTT Docomo and KDDI. With 177M subscriptions across a population of 130M, Japan is one of the most highly penetrated mobile markets in the world.
Japan’s high spending population leads the world in mobile commerce. Charging the cost of goods to the phone bill is a widely adopted payment method, with billions of dollars in online purchases charged to Japanese phone bills. The Bango Platform meets the challenge of delivering carrier billing at scale, ensuring global retailers can provide customers with the convenience and security they want from a payment method.
Paul Larbey, CEO, Bango