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Vodafone tests mobile commerce platform in New Zealand

Test launch of mobile commerce platform begins in New Zealand

Vodafone, a global telecommunications organization, is one of several companies in its industry that have been showing aggressive interest in mobile commerce. Consumers are becoming more involved in mobile technology, leading to a growing demand for a more convenient, tech-savvy form of commerce. Vodafone has been working to position itself as a leader in the mobile commerce sector by meeting this demand with its SmartPass platform. The company has recently begun a pilot test for the platform in Auckland, New Zealand, before an international launch later this year.

SmartPass leverages the power of NFC technology

The SmartPass is based on NFC technology and leverages NFC in order to facilitate mobile payments. The technology is quite common in the mobile commerce sector, forming the backbone for the majority of other platforms that could be considered competitors to SmartPass. The platform was developed with the help of Visa, which also has a vested interest in mobile commerce. The pilot launch of the platform is meant to expose consumers to mobile commerce and provide merchants with an effective way to engage mobile consumers.

Mobile Commerce VodafoneNFC-enabled devices still rare among consumers

Vodafone expects the pilot launch to last at least two months, hoping to solve some of the undiscovered issues that the SmartPass may have during that time. The company is aware of the low availability of NFC-enabled devices in the consumer market, but does not anticipate this to be a significant problem. SmartPass, like other NFC-based mobile commerce platforms, can only be used by NFC-enabled devices. These devices are becoming more common, but many consumers have shied away from mobile commerce because they are unwilling to purchase a new, expensive smartphone or tablet just to be able to make a mobile payment at a physical store.

SmartPass to function as mobile wallet

The SmartPass is not only able to facilitate mobile payments, of course, as it is also designed to function as a sort of digital wallet. The platform is capable of storing a variety of financial information that could be used by consumers at any given time. Like other platforms, SmartPass is also expected to keep track of special offers that consumers receive from merchants and the brands they are interested in.

Mobile commerce platform Weve teams with Vodafone

Mobile Commerce VodafoneMobile commerce platform gets a boost from Vodafone

Weve, a mobile commerce platform, has announced that it has integrated with Vodafone, a leading multinational telecommunications company, to further its goals in mobile commerce and advertising. Weve is a relatively new platform that aims to expand mobile commerce through the use of marketing and other services. Over the past year, the platform has become very popular in several industries, thus attracting the attention of Vodafone and similar groups. Through this new partnership, Weve will now be able to operate and trade in new customer bases.

Weve gains access to 15 million new consumers

The new partnership gives Weve access to 15 million new consumers found throughout Vodafone’s expansive network. Many of these consumers have already been exposed to mobile commerce and have shown a strong interest in the practice. Weve will also gain a connection to advertisers that have a strong interest in engaging mobile consumers. Weve CEO Nancy Cruickshank claims that the integration of Vodafone marks the consumer critical mass that the company needs to become a breakout mobile commerce and marketing force.

New products currently under development

Weve has begun offering its core products and services to its customers recently. The company offers typical mobile commerce services, but also location-based messaging, application discovery messaging, video messaging, and various mobile marketing solutions that could appeal to brands that have a strong focus on the mobile space. The company is currently in the process of developing more products that will be suitable for a wider range of consumers.

Multi-channel approach gives Weve a competitive edge

Mobile commerce has become very popular all over the world. There are many mobile commerce platforms available in the market, but very few offer mobile marketing services as part of the platform itself. Weve is one of the few, if not the only, that combines several aspects of mobile business into a singular platform, which could make it a strong competitor against companies like Google that are seeking to establish dominance in the mobile commerce market.