TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2020 — Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU), the world’s main unbiased provider commerce firm, celebrates the profitable most well-liked partnership with AWA Co. Ltd., to permit AWA’s Japanese prospects to cost their recurring month-to-month subscription charges on to their cell phone payments by way of direct provider billing.
By the settlement, Boku gives direct provider billing as a cost mechanism obtainable to AWA’s buyer base by way of AWA’s web site and cell software. Boku’s assist for tokenized funds and subscription administration capabilities enable AWA’s prospects to seamlessly graduate from a free trial promotion to a paid subscription whereas lowering the operational burden many corporations face in constructing out native subscription administration engines.
The partnership displays the rising development of Japanese shoppers utilizing direct provider billing to buy digital items and providers by way of on-line channels.
“Japan is without doubt one of the most refined markets worldwide of their adoption and embrace of cell funds, and AWA Co. Ltd. leads the cost in making funds as frictionless as potential for his or her prospects,” mentioned Jon Prideaux, CEO, Boku Inc. “We’re thrilled to assist AWA on their mission to convey music to the plenty and sit up for collaborating with them extra sooner or later.”
“Boku has confirmed to be a trusted companion for us, not solely serving to AWA make sure that we’re capable of proceed to accumulate new paying customers, but in addition in making certain that our current prospects get pleasure from a handy and dependable billing expertise,” mentioned Tetsutaro Ono, CEO, AWA Co. Ltd.
About Boku Inc. Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is without doubt one of the world’s main suppliers of provider commerce and cell identification options. Boku’s expertise platform, which is linked to greater than 170 cell community operators worldwide, verifies consumer identification, executes funds, and provisions new providers, simplifying every day cell interactions between shoppers and digital organizations.
Boku’s expertise platform is utilized in over 59 nations with over 815 million verified transactions in 2019, contributing $5 billion to the digital financial system. Companies that at present make use of Boku’s platform to simplify sign-up, purchase new paying customers and stop fraud embrace world leaders similar to Apple, Uncover, Experian, Fb, Fiserv, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Sony, Spotify, Uber and Western Union.
Boku Inc. was integrated in 2008 and is headquartered in London, UK, with workplaces in numerous places globally together with within the US, Mumbai, Munich, Beijing, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.
To study extra about Boku Inc., please go to: https://www.boku.com
About Awa “AWA” is a subscription-type (flat-rate) music streaming service offered by AWA Inc., a joint funding between CyberAgent and Avex Digital Inc. The service began in Might 2015. The variety of songs distributed is 55 million and the variety of playlists created by celebrities and customers is about 11 million. In November 2016, we introduced a brand new “Free Plan” that permits you to use all capabilities besides “offline playback” without cost per thirty days. A brand new characteristic “Spotlight Playback” that permits cross-fade playback of brief variations of songs has additionally been added, and the overall variety of downloads has exceeded 19 million (as of July 13, 2019). As well as, within the Google Play announcement “Better of 2017” Japanese model introduced in December 2017, gained the “2017 Greatest App”, which is the highest of the app. In November 2018, we fashioned a enterprise alliance with the brief film platform “TikTok” within the music enterprise. “AWA” has grown into the most important music streaming service in Japan, each in identify and actuality.
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