AsiaPay, a leading electronic-payment gateway provider in the region, has partnered with Filipino telecom giant Globe to launch the PesoPay online payment service, providing real-time internet payments to millions of Globe GCASH mobile-commerce customers in the Philippines and around the world.
GCASH is a mobile-wallet facility enabling cashless, cardless money remittance, donations, loan settlement, disbursement of salaries or commissions, and payment of bills, products and services, all with just a text message.
"We are pleased to partner with Globe GCASH and expand its innovative mobile wallet for use in online payments for internet transactions," said Joseph Chan, CEO of AsiaPay, on 9 March. "E-commerce merchants can readily add in their websites the ability to receive Globe GCASH payments from their millions of customers’ mobile phones.
"Stakeholders in the local e-commerce industry are eyeing more mobile-web partnerships as a major growth driver for the industry over the next couple of years," said G-Xchange president Rizza Maniego-Eala. "This partnership will enable online businesses and entrepreneurs to easily integrate into their websites the power of an online mobile-payment facility that includes GCASH."
Businesses will be able to accept GCASH payment on any e-commerce webpage that uses PesoPay. GCASH users will be able to shop online and complete their internet transaction from the secure mobile wallet in their Globe or TM mobile phone. In short, the service is aimed at merging the worlds of the internet and mobile commerce for online customers and e-commerce merchants.