New Click&Buy Alliance Establishes Online Payment Network

Monday 21 March 2005 03:00 CET | News

Webpay International has launched the global Click&Buy Alliance, a network of partner enterprises offering Click&Buy, Webpays secure online payment service that gives consumers easier access to premium online content and goods.

The Click&Buy Alliance allows member enterprises to leverage their use of the Click&Buy solution to connect and pool their customer bases and web merchant relationships. The benefit for consumers is one-stop registration and enhanced online purchasing freedom at all of the Alliances three thousand (and growing) participating merchants. The Alliance began with British Telecoms Click&Buy from BT business, Click&Buy from FIRSTGATE and Click&Buy from Webpay US. The Alliance now has more than three million active customers. As part of the Alliance launch, Webpay also announced the addition of Click&Buy from Swisscom to the Click&Buy Alliance. Click&Buy from Swisscom is a secure, anonymous, simple and fast method for consumers to access and pay for premium content and physical goods, on the Internet and on mobile phones. The deal means that Swisscom customers can register with Click&Buy and designate either their Swisscom phone bill or any credit card as their method of payment. The basic premise of eCommerce is that buyers and sellers can be virtually anywhere. The Global Click&Buy Alliance enables a seamless interoperable network that allows consumers to use one ID and password at participating web merchants across different Alliance members globally. The network also provides web merchants with an effective pathway to significantly larger markets. Award winning Click&Buy allows enterprises such as telcos, ISPs and cable companies to build profitable businesses rapidly around the paid content and services market, along with coupling this capability with their own emerging broadband services while outsourcing all required overhead to Webpay International, ensuring fastest time-to-market without substantial upfront investments. Member companies of the growing Global Click&Buy Alliance include BT Click&Buy (U.K.), Swisscom Click&Buy (Switzerland), FIRSTGATE (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark) and Webpay Inc. (USA). The Global Click&Buy Alliance currently has over three million active consumers, with over 2,500 new consumers joining every day. In addition, over 3,000 industry-leading content providers in media, entertainment, publishing, research, music, gaming and more are integrated with Click&Buy. Over ten million transactions have been conducted by the Global Click&Buy Alliance.

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