The API provided by Aspiro Mobile Solutions has enabled us to quickly implement high value SMS payment and security services to our online marketplace, reaching all national mobile subscribers with a minimal need for development resources. – Eivind Throndsen, Product Manager, Mobile, FINN.no.
Finn.no is Norway's largest buying and selling market on the Internet. The service has over 4 million users per month and on average there are about 300 000 ads available on the site. The service to FINN torget is among the largest in Norway on the new CPA GAS (Content Provider Access – Goods And Services)- regime, which was introduced in January 2010. The regime facilitates payment of goods and services through the mobile telephone bill.
Since mid-July 2010, Aspiro has handled all premium IVR services on FINN Torget. From September 2010, Finn and Aspiro launched sms payment on FINN Torget so the user could pay their ads by simply filling in their phone number online. SMS payment made it significant faster and easier for the users to pay for their ads. The users now have thee alternatives when they should pay their ads online; credit card, premium IVR and SMS payment.
Services: Billing and payment, mms upload and verification
Delivery method: Merlin Media Platform and Aspiro Gateway
Launched: July 2009
Service Features include:
- Mobile verification of users to prevent fraud
- Users can pay for ads pr. SMS using GAS Mobile Payment
- Users can pay pr.phone, using IVR Micropayment
- Users are being given the choice of uploading via MMS.