eCHARGE Delivers Payment Option for Microsoft Wallet

eCHARGE Corp., which markets a transaction system that applies e-commerce charges to consumer phone bills, delivered a
new payment option for the Microsoft Wallet.


The new extension offers merchants and consumers increased safety and
convenience for online commerce. Merchants and consumers may
download this component here.


eCHARGE integrates seamlessly with the Microsoft Wallet, enabling merchants
to accept payment through the eCHARGE billing system, the company said. The
consumer simply updates their Wallet to include the eCHARGE component at the
merchant site. Merchants that are Wallet enabled can keep their user interface
consistent when implementing eCHARGE.


The Microsoft Wallet is designed for consumers and online businesses to make
online shopping more convenient and secure. It features two controls: an
address control for storing and retrieving ship-to and bill-to addresses, and
a payment control for securely storing and retrieving private payment
information, such as credit cards, digital cash, electronic checks, or loyalty
program data.


“By offering the eCHARGE transaction system, Microsoft Wallet adds a leading
payment service to its trusted brand in commerce-enabling software,” said Ron
Erickson, CEO of eCHARGE. “We’re extending the usability of Microsoft Wallet
with the implementation of the eCHARGE transaction system by being the only
solution that is so elegantly simple.”


“We created the Microsoft Wallet with an open payment architecture to give
consumers freedom of choice in how they pay for goods and services online.
With the integration of eCHARGE the consumer is offered an easy, familiar way
to bill their online transactions,” said Michael Pinckney, industry marketing
manger for commerce at Microsoft.

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