Infographic: direct carrier billing 101

While those who work in the payments industry have a clear understanding of carrier billing and its benefits, that does not apply to everyone else.

Have a colleague trying to understand what's this payment method about, or a friend who has heard about it on the news? With the infographic we are publishing today, you can give them a crash course and get all their questions answered.

The carrier billing 101 infographic below explains how carrier billing works, what are its benefits compared to other payment methods and why it's growing increasingly important due to the mobile audience shifting to emerging markets.

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Infographic: direct carrier billing 101

July in the mobile industry: what happened?

July in the mobile industry: what happened?

With another month behind us, time to look at what’s been going on in the mobile industry during the summer. In addition to the stories on payments, e-commerce and digital content below, make sure to also check out our recently published white paper on bundling and the market report on Western Europe. Happy reading!

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White paper: Carrier bundling for user acquisition and marketing

Carrier bundling: leveraging mobile operators for user acquisition and marketing

Emerging markets have grown to dominate the mobile ecosystem. There are now 1.7 billion smartphones in the Asia Pacific region, compared to 500 million in Western Europe and the United States combined.

How to reach this user base that is more difficult to acquire, monetize and retain? One option is through bundle partnerships with mobile operators: using the existing subscriber relationship that telcos already have with consumers to bring new users on board.

In this white paper, we give an overview to digital content merchants on bundling, covering the following aspects:

  • Why do users in emerging markets matter for digital merchants?
  • Why is user acquisition difficult in these markets?
  • How does bundling with mobile operators help overcome the challenge?
  • How are other digital companies bundling with mobile operators?
  • How can Fortumo help accelerate bundle partnerships and user growth?

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Devil in the details: setting up a consumer-friendly bundling process

In previous blog posts on bundling, we have covered why telco bundling is a smart way to grow your audience in emerging markets and how soft bundles help tap into the dominant prepaid mobile user base of emerging markets. To acquire and retain users from these partnerships, a seamless and fast customer on-boarding process coupled with active upselling is critical. Let’s take a look at how to achieve that.

Getting a user to sign up through a bundle deal and converting them into a paying user consists of four parts: (1) bundle offer activation, (2) authentication with the merchant, (3) transition from bundle offer to paying user and (4) making sure consumers remain on as paying customers. What is needed for these steps to take place?

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Carrier billing in Western Europe: market report by Fortumo

Carrier billing in Western Europe: market report by Fortumo

Want to find out more about carrier billing and user spending behaviour in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland? You've come to the right place.

Even though Western Europe is a region with high income and good access to bank-based payment services, many people still prefer to use alternative payment methods such as carrier billing. This is illustrated by the fact that carrier billing is among the top 3 payment methods for digital gaming in most Western European countries.

To help you tap into revenue from these countries, our market report provides you with the following data:

  • Deployments of carrier billing in Europe by Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify, Netflix & Riot Games
  • An overview of demographics, digital infrastructure and payments access
  • User spending behaviour, including revenue per user and price points by popularity and revenue
  • Traffic sources of paying users by platform, as well as localization requirements

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