Ingenico (Euronext : FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, and iMobile3, LLC, a leader in advanced mobile commerce technologies, today announced a strategic partnership which will power the launch of Ingenico's new Mobile Retail Platform - iMRP - in the United States.
With the introduction of its new open mobile platform, Ingenico continues to innovatively provide merchants with best-in-class offerings required to deliver secure multi-channel commerce solutions directly to store associates and consumers via smartphone and tablet-based mobile means.
Ingenico's iMRP will provide merchants with the flexibility to expand their existing commerce reach by including a versatile, fully integrated mobile solution designed to enhance the overall customer engagement and shopping experience. The iMRP facilitates targeted one-on-one customer interaction and adds secure in-aisle and on-site mobile sales. It increases conversion rates and personalized customer experience and provides consumers with multiple choices of payment including EMV chip card, contactless, magstripe, and NFC-enabled mobile payments.
Combining Ingenico's industry leading secure payment solutions with iMobile3's cutting-edge mobile products and professional development services allows us to create powerful mobile commerce solutions for merchants and consumers alike," said Thierry Denis, President of Ingenico North America. "Merchants are continuously seeking new ways to connect and interact with their loyal consumers, and consumers are looking for unique experiences with their preferred brands. Our new open mobile retail platform will allow merchants to capture new revenue, increase customer loyalty, and improve profitability by engaging consumers where today's shopping experience is increasingly taking place - on the mobile device in their hands."
As the first truly open mobile retail platform, iMRP integrates the most advanced hardware including Ingenico's iSMP, the first EMV Chip-enabled smartphone mobility payment solution, with world-class applications and enterprise-grade professional services to provide tailor-made mobility solutions right out of the box.
Ingenico is pioneering the future of retail with iMRP and will facilitate the next generation of industry innovators," said Bob Leonard, co-founder of iMobile3. "We are proud to power Ingenico's iMRP and to be in a position where we can collectively change how merchants transform their business to leverage the full impact of today's mobile revolution."