Update on AIME Quarterly General Meeting & Charge to Mobile Working Group

Members of txtNation’s support, compliance and business development teams attended the AIME Quarterly General Meeting & Charge to Mobile Working Group on 8th February in the City of London.

It was kickstarted by Rory Maguire, AIME Managing Director who gave details on Edward Boddington stepping down as AIME Chair after 7 years and welcomed Neil Johnson as a new board member. Next, there were various updates about AIME membership, performance, activities and future plans.

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E-SMS Gateway adding SMS to your existing email channels – A new txtNation Service for Helpdesk and CRM platforms.

SMS Support (aka Text Support) and SMS Customer Relationship Management, universally compatible with multiple platforms, is a newly launched txtNation service.

The service integrates directly with most support platforms such as Zendesk, Zoho Support and Oracle and CRM providers such as Salesforce, Sugar, Sage CRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to provide a seamless integration to work alongside, in addition to, or instead of email support. Similarly the service can be used with any platform that uses emails for one or 2-way communications such as recruitment or bulk email management platforms.

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txtNation will be at ICE, February 7th to 9th. To book a meeting, please contact us.

ICE Totally Gaming represents the entire gaming industry covering landbased and online channels across all sectors. ICE is a meeting place, market place, educational and debating forum, networking and social hub for the gaming industry involving the demand and supply side, regulators, third parties, opinion formers and industry leaders.

 

ICE Gaming

 

With the further launch of billing for several casinos, txtNation will be showcasing the Charge to Bill billing and Market options.

Related: http://blog.txtnation.com/txtnation-delivers-charge-to-mobile-with-payforit-in-the-uk-for-several-large-gambling-services/

Read more on our iGaming initiative on our Slideshare presentations:

 

 

As per our recent blog on our new Charge to Mobile (aka Charge to Bill), the UK’s Direct Operator Billing, now clients can sign up to Charge to Mobile from their MytxtNation accounts, create multiple campaigns, try them out in “sandbox” mode, and view rich statistics. Platform tools also allow us to customise and monitor Charge to Mobile in optimal new ways.

We have been hard at work to make sure this is the leading Charge to Mobile product offering on the market with the best user experience and rich analytics.

 

Client Feature Highlights:

๏ New and existing clients can create Charge to Mobile campaigns in My in a few minutes at any time of day or night.

๏ Create a testable “sandbox” campaign instantly, to integrate and play with key Charge to Mobile features.

๏ Sandbox campaigns only require a few key settings to get started and the client only has to complete all the settings when they are ready to go live.

 

Further Features:

๏ HLR on or off (choose network select option)

๏ Adult on of off

๏ Track affiliate marketing

๏ Subscription management e.g. Offer a free trial

๏ Multiple redirects for each user billing event

๏ Logo or image upload to Payforit Window

๏ Fast shopid approval process

๏ Advanced Billing charts

๏ Advanced Stats charts

๏ Drill down detail per user

๏ Detailed reporting

๏ Recurring reporting

 

Example Screenshots below:

Logo example (note image of phone as example logo, image):

Payforit

 

Screenshots of your settings and analytics in MytxtNation:

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Payforit Actvity

 

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pfi_assets

 

Mobile WiFi Connections

OTP and SMS VERIFICATION

When a user is browsing over a WiFi connection, they are presented with an SMS verification flow. The user simply enters their mobile number and hits ‘Buy Now’, or ‘Subscribe’. They then receive an SMS which contains both a 4 digit OTP (One time Password) and, or a Web Link.

The user can either enter the 4 digit PIN into the payment page or click the SMS link to complete their transaction.

You can switch off the requirement for users to choose network select in your settings.

Payforit Screenshot

 

 

txtNation are a API and intermediary for Payforit.

Payforit

 

Charge to Mobile (aka Charge to Bill) is the UK’s Direct Operator Billing and we have been working hard on a new and improved version. Payforit is the mobile payment scheme, currently on version 5.

Our previous Charge to Mobile services were a hybrid of direct connections and 3rd party front end using Payforit. The new one, is our own, from the ground up showing our own front end utilising our direct connections.

Soon clients will be able to sign up to Charge to Mobile from their My,txtNation accounts, create multiple campaigns, try them out in “sandbox” mode, and view rich statistics. Platform tools also allow us to customise and monitor Charge to Mobile in optimal new ways.

Sneak Peak Screenshots:

Payforit

More crucially, given how changeable our industry is (particularly with Payforit), we have left huge scope for future changes and improvements by using a flexible architecture that will accommodate many of the demands we anticipate in the months and years ahead. For example its a possible with the new payment flows being released, that deeper integration will be possible for Charge to Mobile, meaning less of the Payforit brand and flow and more customisations into the merchants website.

We can turn off or turn on particular flows and operators for clients, a marketers dream!

Indeed, it has been a significant challenge for us to design and implement a series of solutions that meet the needs of the business not only today but tomorrow.

txtNation has worked really hard and smart on this substantial and complicated platform, which is sure to pivot us in a wonderful new direction: to a world in which clients can sign up and use our services more quickly and where our platform can evolve intelligently to give us the edge over our competitors, as well as opening up further opportunities to provide value-added services.

Our work is not over though, and in getting your feedback we stand the best possible chance of finding any remaining issues we can address before a public Beta launch in September. A number of you will be invited to exclusive demos and we’ll link the rest of you to test versions of our new software in due course.

In the mean time, find some screenshots and features below:
Payforit

 

Charge to Mobile

 

 

Client Feature Highlights:

๏ New and existing clients can create Charge to Mobile campaigns in My in a few minutes at any time of day or night.

๏ Create a testable “sandbox” campaign instantly, to integrate and play with key Charge to Mobile features.

๏ Sandbox campaigns only require a few key settings to get started and the client only has to complete all the settings when they are ready to go live.

Charge to Mobile

 

This is a significant project, and perhaps the largest scale project we’ve ever undertaken, combining many separate systems that work in tandem. Each system is responsible for just a few key functions, tailored to specific business goals. This greatly improves the transparency, scalability, maintainability and flexibility of the platform.

In future, development on new billing products could be accelerated by using Charge to Mobile APIs to queue, query and charge. In this way, our forthcoming release of Charge to Mobile is not only a highly advanced version of Direct Operator Billing, but a signal of our future direction.

Your feedback is essential as we work towards an initial public Beta release in September, which will involve a real-world “stability phase” as we transition existing clients to Charge to Mobile before a wider general release.

 

txtNation are a API and intermediary for Payforit.

Payforit

Taking a look inside MytxtNation and clicking on ‘Insights’ you will see more new incredible metrics that have been added.

Let’s take a closer look at all the additions.

Churn Rate

Currently available for UK Payforit. This metric is mainly relevant to clients using subscriptions, but can be also used for one-time billing.

Measuring how many users decide to continue paying for a subscription, what is the average length of a mobile billing subscription and the lifetime value of a customer allows you to evaluate the performance of your marketing.

Churnrate

ARPU

Available across all countries with Mobile Billing. Shows the Average Revenue Per User, per market.

Arpu

Subscribers

Currently available for UK Payforit. You can search for an end user or transaction and get a full payment breakdown over the subscription period.

View attempted billing, total user spend and failed billing to a particular user.

Insights Subscribers

 

 

View projected user spend:

Insights Projected

 

You can also view a timeline of billing.

Insights Timeline

 

These features compliment all the other metrics we recently added.

Login to your account to view: https://my.txtnaton.com/insights

txtNation will be present at World Telemedia, Marbella.

Taking place on the 18th to 20th October 2016 at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel we hope to see you there.

 

World Telemedia

 

 

 

World Telemedia is a key “destination” for both innovative corporates and individual entrepreneurs that wish to develop new premium services using the latest technologies, distribution networks and billing solutions.

 

 

Elisa Mobile Internet Billing Service enables service providers to resolve the end users MSISDN number for charging purposes and to send billing requests to Elisa.

With the Elisa Mobile Internet Billing, companies can charge end users through operator billing when the service is provided via a mobile data or broadband connection (IP connection).

 

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Elisa and Saunalahati control over 30% of the Finnish mobile market.

The process for obtaining an MSISDN through Elisa and Saunalahti is made up of three main actions:

 

View the Elisa API for Direct Billing.

View MSISDN Forwarding Header Enrichment API.