BOKU Provides Direct Carrier Billing for WorldPay Merchants

Feb. 28, 2012

BOKU, Inc., a San Francisco-based direct carrier biller, said it has been chosen by e-commerce processor WorldPay as its global mobile payments partner. Under the agreement, WorldPay’s merchants can enable their customers to charge purchases made on their mobile device to their mobile operator bill. BOKU says the partnership demonstrates that mobile payments are becoming a mainstream payment vehicle that allows merchants to acquire new customers, and provides consumers with a simple and seamless checkout experience. “WorldPay is a leading payment service provider with an outstanding network of merchants,” says James Patmore, senior vice president and managing director of BOKU. “As mobile carriers have entered the payments space with competitive commercial rates and true payment APIs, this is the ideal time to offer our merchants a mobile payments checkout option,” says Gabriel Hopkins, head of e-commerce products for WorldPay. “BOKU’s broad reach, extensive direct API carrier connections, global scale and innovative technology makes it the best option for WorldPay and its merchants.”