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Mobile commerce heats up in Europe

Mobile Commerce EuropeTAS Group and Payair team to introduce new mobile commerce solution

The TAS Group and Payair, both leaders in the mobile shopping and payments space, have joined forces to launch a new mobile commerce solution for retailers in Europe. Mobile commerce has been growing in several European countries over the past two years, with many consumers showing favor for using their mobile devices to purchase products rather than traditional forms of currency. The TAS Group and Payair believe that a new mobile commerce platform will help spread the reach of mobile commerce throughout the region.

Platform will include technologies and services from both companies

The new mobile commerce platform incorporates technologies and services from both companies. Payair’s mobile payment systems will be in place for the platform, while technology from the TAS Group that is used to manage payments and other such services will also be a prominent feature of the platform. Location-based marketing, CRM, and analytic data will all be used to ensure that the platform will be a major benefit for its adopters.

Mobile commerce transactions protected through cloud network

The mobile commerce platform is being designed to be safe for consumers to use. Consumers will simply register their financial information through a cloud computing network. The network will not store this data in any way and it is simple used for verification purposes initially. When a consumer makes a purchase using the new platform, they make a connection to the cloud network, which accesses their financial information to complete the transaction. Once payment has been rendered, the connection is severed.

Platform uses QR codes rather than NFC technology

Of note, the mobile commerce platform will not be making use of NFC technology. This technology has become a cornerstone for most modern mobile commerce initiatives, but has also attracted strong criticism from the parties interested in mobile payments. Instead, Payair and the TAS Group will be focusing on QR codes. The codes can be scanned to initiate a mobile transaction. Retailers using the platform will be able to link QR codes to all of their products, with each code being unique for each product that company is selling.

CorFire seeks to establish foothold in European market


CorFire to open new office in London

CorFire, the U.S.-based mCorFire Mobile Commerceobile commerce arm of SK C&C USA, has opened a new office in London, England, this week. The moves comes as the company looks to secure a stronger foothold in the European mobile commerce sector. More European countries are showing high levels of interest in mobile commerce and CorFire is eager to take advantage of that by showing a strong presence in the market. CorFire is backed by its parent company’s extensive experience in equipping merchants and consumers with mobile transaction capabilities and is expected to establish a powerful presence in the market with relative ease.

Mobile commerce gains momentum on heels of Thanksgiving weekend

Mobile commerce has received a swell of momentum on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend in the U.S. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, consumers throughout the country made purchase using their mobile device, providing that mobile commerce was more than just a simple fad. Indeed, mobile commerce helped influence billions of dollars worth of sales during the Thanksgiving weekend, a fact that the retail industry has taken intense interest in. With mobile commerce beginning to receive much more support, the time may be right for companies like CorFire to begin expanding.

CorFire offers services to wide range of consumers

CorFire offers mobile commerce services to consumers on both iOS and Android platforms. Consumers can use the platform to make purchases for products they find online or in physical stores. CorFire can also be used to make payments for basic services, such as public transportation, which is a popular use of mobile commerce platforms in South Korea. CorFire predicts that mobile commerce is poised for major growth in the European market and is working to position itself to take advantage of that growth.

CorFire may compete with Google and other large players

As more European consumers get their hands on smart phones and tablets, the demand for mobile commerce services is rising. Companies like CorFire are eager to meet this demand, but will have to compete with giants like Google who have invested heavily in the mobile commerce space. CorFire has shown that it can provide consumers with convenient services, but only time will tell if it will succeed in establishing a strong foothold in the European market.