With WAC’s Payment API, your customers used to be able to make in-app purchases within your mobile or web application that were simply included on the customer’s monthly billing from their mobile service operator. Then, the operator paid you.
Why Were the Benefits of WAC Payment API?
The WAC Payment API delivered a simple, easy-to-use mobile payment experience for your customers across both fixed and mobile networks. Furthermore it was unified across mobile devices, tablets and computers. Experience and data have shown that operator billing has 2 to 3 times higher conversion than debit and credit cards. With just a few clicks, the mobile payment experience could drive higher conversions than credit card. Premium SMS gave access to users who may not have or want to use credit cards.
WAC unified connectivity to mobile operators globally, which gave you much higher Reach
When you connected through WAC you reduced your integration and connectivity costs while quickening your time to market and gaining exposure to a much bigger audience globally. With a bigger audience and higher conversion rates from the mobile payment user experience you could expect to increase your revenues while reducing your costs.
Acceptance and trust in mobile billing increased conversion rates
WAC’s mobile payment user interface included the mobile network logo; research shows that this reinforced the trust consumers have in the payment process and increased their acceptance of mobile payments. WAC provided fraud and risk management while ensuring the process was secure.
Reduce your time to market and drive down integration costs
WAC simplified the work required for developers by providing a single common interface, toolset, SDK and developer support. You only had to write your code once to access multiple global mobile operator APIs and billing capability. All of this common interface and tool set was governed by a single business relationship with unified terms and conditions across all the mobile operators that WAC connected to.
Getting Started with the Payment API
It was quick and easy to get started with the WAC Payment API and this section describes all you needed to do to follow the fast track and get your application set up to take In-App Payments, using the WAC Payment API and the billing capabilities of WAC’s member Mobile Operators around the world.
Step 1: Import the SDK & Try the Sample App
See how in-app payment would work in your app — install the SDK and try out its sample application.
Step 2: Create Your WAC Account
If you do not already have a WAC account, start by creating one.
Step 3: Create Your API Keys
Define your application, planned operator markets, and pricing. Then we can provide you with API keys.
Step 4: Manage Your App
Customise in-app icons and localise purchase items to different markets / countries.
Step 5: Update Your App
Update your app to use WAC in-app purchasing.
Step 6: Test Your App
See if it works, test your in-app payments using WAC’s test environment.
Step 7: Certify Your App
Answer a few compliance questions for the operators.
Step 8: Have WAC Prepare App Publishing
Have WAC perform a final check and handle your publishing credential.
Step 9: Go Live!
Make your app available to customers with WAC’s in-app payment service inside.