International payment service provider and direct bank card acquirer, Ecommpay has introduced a payments solution targeted at the mobility sector.
The solution, which works across Western Europe, Central Asia and the CIS states, allows mobility companies to offer familiar payment methods while building a unified payment process, in order to expand into new markets.
According to Ecommpay, the offering integrates “seamlessly and effectively” into existing mobility ecosystems, and can be used for ride-sharing and car-sharing, taxi- and ride-hailing, bike and scooter sharing, and delivery services.
Companies can accept rides and facilitate bookings both online and via a smartphone, while customers can use any available payment method to complete their transactions, including Apple and Google Pay. Card payment details can be saved and stored safely and securely for future payments using tokenisation.
The solution comes in the wake of declining car ownership and law changes in the UK to allow electric scooters to be trialled on roads as consumers and Governments act to cut C02 emissions.
“We are witnessing a major transformation in the way we travel around urban spaces, with micro-mobility and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) set to become the future for transport,” said Paul Marcantonio, executive director of Ecommpay.
“For growing mobility companies, payment infrastructure needs to be a priority if a flawless customer experience is to be created and maintained across all markets. Our new solution is designed to help businesses keep pace with a constantly moving industry. We understand the pain points that occur for scaling mobility companies, and we are here to help you overcome them.”
Other features of Ecommpay’s multiple solutions include a zero-amount authorisation so riders can verify their cards without being charged, customisation based on language, currency and design preferences, and fully native software development kit (SDK) integration.
Payments linked to a mobile app facilitate the withdrawal of a small amount of money at the end of a ride so that companies can authorise a predetermined amount and only need to charge for the precise time the vehicle was rented. This means users can pay as they go without needing to commit to longer-term usage or forward-planning.
Launched in 2012, Ecommpay has built a global presence with six international offices and operations in markets including Asia, Europe, Africa, Russia and the UK.
The company is a principal member of Visa and Mastercard, and a member of Visa Direct and MoneySend, and claims to be the first payment provider on the PayPal Commerce Platform and the first acquirer to implement a Mastercard Dashboard.