New York (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Zipmark™, a pioneer in mobile and online payments, and Alligato™, a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that will utilize Zipmark as the first direct bank payment option to enable Alligato’s Mobetize™ platform to create, disburse and accept secure digital check payments from businesses throughout the US. Under the terms of the partnership, Alligato shall market the Zipmark solution to their existing payment partners representing thousands of merchant clients.
“Mobile commerce firms and their customers now have a modern day solution in accepting and paying with just a checking account by utilizing Zipmark as the new benchmark in digital checks,” said Jay Bhattacharya, CEO of Zipmark. “Other payment platforms rely heavily on either credit cards or indirect holding accounts, neither of which is truly designed for businesses that prefer the simplicity of a checkbook. By adding Zipmark as a payment option, Alligato will now be able to collect secure digital check payments from any business in the US, right from their mobile app.”
Zipmark’s unique patented payment platform and user experience will allow Alligato to onboard their clients quickly and confidently. “With Zipmark handling direct bank payments for our Mobetize™ platform, we will be able to further strengthen our core competencies of providing leading mobile payment methods to thousands of businesses within our payment partner ecosystem.” said Ajay Hans, CEO of Alligato. He added, “We knew that our merchant clients would need a mobile eCheck payment option and Zipmark provides them a great user experience at a low cost”.
Zipmark’s goal is to remove barriers between businesses and their money by bringing the checkbook into the 21st century: reducing the amount of time and money it takes to make a check payment, eliminating the possibility for bounced checks and taking all risk out of the equation for payer and payee alike. Zipmark was launched in 2010 by Jay Bhattacharya and Jake Howerton, and is based in New York City. Zipmark's investors are Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, NYC Seed, High Peaks Venture Capital and the New York City Investment Fund. For more information – http://www.zipmark.com.
Alligato’s proprietary Mobetize™ platform is at the forefront of mobile commerce technology. Mobetize™ enables payment service providers to implement safer and more convenient ways for their merchant clients to market and sell goods and services to consumers from any mobile device. The Mobetize™ platform was developed to addresses the convergence of online and retail commerce to the mobile and enable the existing payment companies to service their client’s mobile commerce needs. Alligato partners with payment companies which resell the Mobetize™ solution to thousands of merchants in various industry verticals. For more information – http://www.alligatomobile.com.
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