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IREU Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

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Flat and house hunters get a head start with Spareroom.co.uk’s mobile purchasing option

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UK flat and house-share website Spareroom.co.uk has launched a mobile purchasing option for people who wish to access the website on their mobile phones. Using ImpulsePay’s mobile purchasing service, mobile users can pay for access to ‘Early Bird’ ads on Spareroom.co.uk and get a head start on finding their next room.

Thanks to ImpulsePay’s implementation of opertor-led WAP billing service Payforit, it takes just one click for Spareroom.co.uk’s mobile users to purchase access to ‘Early Bird’ ads on their mobile phone. The cost, which is taken directly from the user’s mobile phone bill or available credit, is just £3 for 24 hours access or £10 for 10 days access.

“Thousands of users already choose to access Spareroom via their phones, now they can also receive the most up-to-date ads, by purchasing Early Bird access on their mobiles,” said Rupert Hunt, MD and founder of Spareroom.co.uk. “The ImpulsePay solution is a very simple and clear way for our users to pay, and as it utilises Payforit we know that anyone in the UK can use it.”

Spareroom.co.uk has more than 60% of the UK’s specialist flatshare market and is free to both list your flat and to search, although paid for services such as Early Bird and bold listings are also provided.

ImpulsePay provides a mobile purchasing solution to all online content owners or service providers. By using Payforit, the service backed by all the UK’s mobile operators, ImpulsePay provides an alternative option to Premium SMS or credit card payments.

“By introducing a mobile purchasing solution Spareroom.co.uk has provided more choice for its users and at the same time created more revenue opportunities,” said Paul Paterson, Operations Director of ImpulsePay. “We are seeing more and more content owners and service providers that want to increase the range of purchasing options and offer a solution that can be accessed by nearly every adult in the UK – mobile purchasing.”

ImpulsePay’s mobile purchasing solution allows users purchasing from a mobile website to complete the whole transaction with a single-click. While consumers that are using the service online just need to complete a simple 3-step process. This involves entering their mobile number online, receiving an SMS containing a PIN code and then entering that code online.

ImpulsePay was recently awarded with a Global Messaging Award for the best Messaging Application: Business for its mobile purchasing solution.
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