Indonesia's Indosat Ooredoo has launched a new mobile payment service for retailers, in collaboration with GoSwift International and banking chain BNI.
The new D-Pay service will allow merchants to use their exsting mobile devices as multifunctional payment platforms, accepting payments based on Visa, MasterCard or JCB credit and debit cards, as well as eWallet services.
D-Pay services for retailers come bundled with data, voice and SMS allocations from the operator.
“D-Pay is the latest product from our Mobile Financial Business,” Indosat Ooredoo chief of new business and innovation officer Prashat Gokarn said.
“In addition to our current products – electronic wallet, bill payments, eCommerce payments, domestic and international money transfer and branchless banking, D-Pay will help reduce cash collection and logistics costs for our eCommerce partners, which will in turn benefit customers with lower prices and assured deliveries.”
He said the service is tailored for e-commerce companies, as well as SME retailers in need of alternative payment methods but unable to easily afford standard banking solutions, by allowing merchants who do not have access to traditional point of sale services to still accept card payments.