Irish Mobile Payments Firm Expands to U.S., Canada

Feb. 21, 2012

boxPAY, an Irish mobile payments provider and direct carrier biller for Web merchants, game developers, and other e-businesses, has expanded to North America, opening a U.S. headquarters in San Francisco. The company said the office will manage U.S. and Canadian-based e-commerce merchant clients. The Bay Area office opening coincides with the announcement that boxPAY is now also offering billing services in the U.S. and Canada to their many 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 U.S.,” said boxPAY Co-Founder Gavin McConnon. boxPAY is offering SMS payments in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as direct carrier payments through connections to mobile operators in the US. “We have negotiated especially favorable payment terms with connection providers in these regions to ensure our merchant base gets the best payouts across the industry,” said Iain McConnon, another co-founder of the company. “With our connections in the U.S. and Canada, this brings the number of countries boxPAY is available in to over 40. With our eye on Asia next, we hope to be in over 60 countries by Q3.”