Today, Boku announced a partnership with Bigpoint SARL and Co, SCS, the Luxemburg-based online gaming platform with over 300 million registered players worldwide. The partnership means that the Boku mobile payment service will be incorporated into Bigpoint’s key markets. The integration provides a value-added service to Bigpoint and its millions of users with a secure payment mechanism that is both fast and easy to use.Continue reading
At Boku, we’ve taken a proactive approach to solving the complex tax issues associated with carrier billing. Our leadership team has championed Carrier operator groups to address tax inefficiencies such as those associated with value added tax (VAT). We also strive to work closely with our merchant partners to address any tax issues that may arise in conjunction with use of our mobile billing service.
We recently created a new feature that provides our merchants with information regarding how tax has been treated with each Boku transaction. This feature can be activated by enabling the “operator-tax-treatment” field on billing result callbacks. It is important to note that this feature is set to “off” by default. When turned on, this field will return one of 3 possible responses:
Description: The operator has not paid tax and the merchant is definitely liable for taxes.
Markets: Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK (for T-Mobile, Orange, and Vodafone)
Description: The operator has paid tax and the merchant is not liable for taxes.
Markets: Australia, Turkey
Description: Even if the operator is paying tax, we cannot definitively confirm whether or not the merchant is liable for taxes.
In all circumstances, merchants should consult with their own tax advisors to determine the correct tax treatment. For any of our merchants that have questions related to this new feature, please reach out to your Boku Partnership Contact.
Mobile Web Product Experience with HTML5 Capabilities
Since we live in the world of mobile, we are constantly working to deliver the best mobile checkout experience possible. Our Mobile Web checkout experience with HMTL 5 capabilities is optimized for mobile browsers and is available on all major smartphone platforms including Safari (iPhone), Android Browser, BlackBerry Browser (OS 5.0/6.0), and Opera Mobile. By automatically detecting mobile browsers and displays in order to optimize the mobile web checkout experience, our Mobile Web experience increases conversion rates for our partners and improves the overall user experience for their customers. The integration for the Mobile Web is as quick and easy as our standard web product and, of course, our expert support staff is available to our partners every step of the way.
In-App Purchasing with Android SDK v3.0
If you’d like to learn more about our technology and integrating Boku as payment option, you can find more information here: http://www.boku.com/contact/merchant-signup/
In addition to being selected as one of 7 services as “Top Start-Up” by judges at MobileBeat2009, we also announced our integration with Icebreaker and their Crush or Flush mobile social network.Continue reading