Givvit partners with Judo Payments to simplify digital gifting on mobile
15 May, London 2015 – Judo Payments, Europe’s only mobile-first payments platform, today announces its partnership with social treating app Givvit, following a competitive pitch.
The Givvit app enables consumers to purchase everyday gifts, such as chocolates, flowers and drinks, from high street brands – including M&S, Caffè Nero, Pizza Express and cinema chain Picturehouse – and digitally send them through mobile devices. Recipients redeem their treat by presenting their digital voucher in-store.
By giving consumers the ability to purchase and receive a range of everyday treats on mobile, Givvit removes the need for physical gift vouchers, harnessing consumers’ growing move to mobile and unlocking random acts of kindness.
Judo’s technology offers Givvit users a seamless payments experience without taking them away from the app, delivering a mobile optimised user interface which speeds up transactions, lowers checkout abandonment and boosts conversion rates.
Critically, judo’s mobile-specific fraud prevention technology enables real-time fraud scoring, helping businesses to overcome security and fraud concerns – two significant potential barriers to mobile payment adoption.
Other judo customers include fast food chain KFC, coffee shop Harris + Hoole and Levantine kitchen chain Hummus Bros.
James Cullen, co-founder at Givvit, said,
“We chose judo as our secure mobile payments partner due to our need for a clean and seamless customer experience that supports the spontaneous tangible treating that we offer. We can now focus on driving our business with the knowledge that the flexible payment solutions judo offer can scale with our social treating mission.”
Dennis Jones, CEO at judo, said,
“Givvit enables consumers to take advantage of the m-commerce revolution and send gifts to friends and loved ones easily. We’re witnessing a growing trend of new apps driving efficiency and making new things possible with a few taps of our mobiles. By offering an intuitive digital gifting experience, from idea to payment, Givvit is fantastically positioned to change the voucher market by making it easier than ever to share thoughtful gifts.”
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About Judopay · Judopay simplifies in-app payments, enable frictionless checkouts and intelligently prevents fraud for leading companies globally. Our payments and mobile experts help guide businesses and their development partners to create best in class apps to make paying faster, easier and more secure. Founded by serial financial technology entrepreneurs in 2012, Judopay is backed by leading venture investors and supported by banking and card scheme partners to offer in-app payments that are simple, frictionless and protected.