Athens, 12, October 2021 – Apcopay (www.apcopay.com), the international payment brand, announces its cooperation with the popular chat messaging platform, Rakuten Viber and brings for the first time in Greece digital payments via chatbots.
Apcopay works with Rakuten Viber, one of the most secure and state-of-the-art call and messaging platforms so that its users can purchase products and services directly through the chatbots of merchants located on the platform.
The innovative payment function was introduced by Viber just a year ago, making it easy for users to purchase products and services quickly, securely and directly from the verified chatbots of merchants. Payments via chatbots on Viber is an easy way for small, medium or large businesses to create an additional effective marketing & sales channel through which they are in constant contact with their customers and to promote more efficiently their services and products. All payments – initially by credit/debit cards and at a later stage via Apple Pay & Google Pay – are routed through the PCI DSS (level 1) certified payment platform of Apcopay.
Paris Koronaios, Country Manager Greece of Apcopay, stated: “We are very pleased that a global organization like Rakuten Viber chooses Apcopay as a trusted partner to bring innovation to payment solutions. Apcopay’s platform is designed to process high volumes of transactions with security, speed and multiple payment methods. We are confident that businesses and consumers will love this new way of interacting with each other”.
The partnership with Apcopay is a great opportunity to satisfy both business’ and users’ needs by offering them an uninterrupted payment experience, personal approach, time-saving usability, privacy and security at the highest levels. We are welcoming more and more organisations and merchants as our trusted partners jumping on the fintech bandwagon and promptly embracing the new reality.”, says Momchil Elenkov, B2B partnerships director, Rakuten Viber.
Apcopay, part of Apco Systems, is an international PSP, allowing enterprises to efficiently accept e-payments. Apcopay is mobile ready and PCI Level 1 Certified, whereas it offers enhanced protection against fraud, 3D Secure 2.0, and recurring billing services. Its smart hosted checkout pages in combination with the 240 payment options offer a clear and unified system, designed to manage and perform multi-channel payments, making the most of the state-of-the-art technologies.
Apco Systems is a subsidiary of Harvest Technology plc, which is a group of rapidly developing technology enterprises, offering innovative solutions for consumers. Harvest is a member of 1923 Investments plc that operates in Malta, Poland, and Hungary.
In its turn, 1923 Investments plc is the investing party of Hili Ventures, a multi-sectoral group cooperating with McDonald’s and Apple, as well as with logistics, shipping and engineering, technology, real estate, hotel and leasing companies in 10 countries from the Mediterranean to Northern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, leading a group of 9.400 people.
Viber is a calling and messaging app that connects people–no matter who they are, or where they’re from. Each month, hundreds of millions of people connect, for free, with their loved ones via messaging, high-quality voice and video calls, and more. All one-on-one Viber calls and personal chats, and all group chats are protected by built-in end-to-end encryption, so you can be sure that your conversations are always secure.