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Train operator Thalys taps Ogone for mobile payments

24 April 2014  |  1883 views  |  0 Source: Ingenico

Ingenico, the world's leading provider of payment solutions, announces that the new mobile payment interfaces designed for the Thalys app - in addition to their on-line payment website - have been deployed by Ogone, its online payment subsidiary and one of the largest online payment service providers in Europe.

Based on Ogone's secure solutions and technology, this app will offer passengers the possibility to pay tickets directly from their smartphone. Launched in December 2013, this new function was quickly adopted by passengers and is now used to buy between 600 and 1000 tickets per week (i.e. 2% of the total number of tickets sold).

Compatible with most of Android and iOS smartphones, the Thalys mobile app also provides users with all data required to organise and manage journeys (timetables, real-time traffic conditions, etc.). The new payment solution provided by Ogone enables Thalys customers to book and/or buy their tickets in just a few clicks from their Smartphone. Tickets can then be viewed in the 'my tickets' section, significantly easing on-board ticket checks.

With the rise of smartphone online shopping, 'm-payment' is a key step in brands' strategy for optimising conversion rates. The development of the payment solution for the Thalys app demonstrates Ogone's capacity to provide secure mobile payment means via its platform. We are therefore able to better assist our customers and partners in expanding their digital activities while improving consumer experience", concluded Jurgen Verstraete, CEO of Ogone.

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