VeriTrans Provides Credit Card Payment Services for GO2GO, IDOM’s Car Sharing Service
~Supporting IDOM’s CaaS Strategy in the Payment Platform Field~
VeriTrans Inc. (HQ: Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Hiroshi Shino; VeriTrans), a payment service provider and subsidiary of Digital Garage, Inc. (TSE first section: 4819; HQ: Tokyo; Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO: Kaoru Hayashi; DG), has been providing its credit card payment service for GO2GO, a car sharing service operated by IDOM Inc. (TSE first section: 7599; HQ: Tokyo; Presidents: Yusuke Hatori and Takao Hatori; IDOM), which runs the “Gulliver” brand, retail stores for the purchase and sales of used cars.
■ Outline of GO2GO
GO2GO is a service that allows individuals to share cars based on a joint usage agreement, with the concept of “Feel free to securely and simply use cars in your neighborhood.” Car owners just register the necessary information in the GO2GO app to easily share their cars with others, which helps cut upkeep costs. Drivers can book a car via the app and pay with a registered credit card to use a car that meets their needs at their preferred location.
VeriTrans is providing a credit card payment service for driver usage fee payments (joint use fees, equivalent amount of insurance fees, etc.).
■ VeriTrans4G credit card payment service
VeriTrans4G is a comprehensive payment solution offering high functionality and the highest level of security. In addition to basic payments such as credit cards, convenience stores, and bank payments, it also supports the industry’s largest number of payment options including electronic money, points, telecommunications carrier payments, digital wallets, and international payments.
The VeriTrans4G credit card payment service is based on a system with the highest level of security in Japan, and makes it possible to retain no credit card information. It comes standard with basic functions such as continual charges and card information updating, as well as a wide range of security options to prevent fraudulent usage. VeriTrans4G is also an expandable system, so it can be used for physical stores and omnichannel developments, including E-commerce and cashless payments via business operators’ apps.
IDOM has already introduced a VeriTrans credit card payment service for its rental service, “Gulliver Rent a Car” and a flea market app for cars, “Gulliver Frima”. In addition to this track record, IDOM decided to adopt the VeriTrans4G credit card payment service based on high evaluations of its operation support structure for transactions between individual consumers.
■ Future developments
Consumer values are switching from “owning” to “using” as the sharing economy grows. “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS), a new mobility concept using ICT to seamlessly connect various means of transport, is expanding in the transportation field.
IDOM is implementing its “Car as a Service” (CaaS) strategy that offer new services for car usage, looking ahead to MaaS. In “GO2GO” IDOM has a mission of “reinventing the smart relationship between cars and people” and is considering the use of cars in accordance with the “convenience” of people with and without cars. As part of these efforts, we plan to expand functions such as user evaluation systems, vehicle monitoring, and smart lock support for better trustworthiness and convenience of transactions between individual consumers in the future.
VeriTrans will use its payment platform to support IDOM’s CaaS strategy. Via its payment solutions for GO2GO and other car-sharing services, VeriTrans will also help effectively match idle assets to offer better convenience to consumers and help create new consumption.
GO2GO is a personal car sharing app that can be used safely and easily.
■Features of GO2GO
・ When not using a car, share it with others to reduce the maintenance cost of the car
・ Easy registration with one app and from car sharing reservations to payment can be done at once
・ Required to participate in auto insurance jointly operated with Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
・ GO2GO will arrange a support system that puts safety and secure first in 500 stores nationwide such as a dedicated customer support center and used car dealer Gulliver
Smartphone: iOS / android version https://go2go.jp/dl_store
PC:Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.GO2GO
App store https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id1445857887?mt=8
A payment provider that carries out online payment, POS payment, barcode payment, and other initiatives for the Digital Garage Group. VeriTrans supports cashless payments and business growth through payment solutions that can be used by business operators in a wide range of industries–such as logistics, services, manufacturing, government ministries, and local governments–in diverse channels including e-commerce, physical stores, and omnichannel developments. As a leader in the payment services industry, which has now grown into a basic social infrastructure, VeriTrans will work with DG Group company ECONTEXT to offer advice to government institutions and the credit card industry, along with speedy service that meets the needs generated by trends in business and policy. Such efforts will support the expansion of convenient solutions, along with a safe and secure environment, as required by EC businesses and consumers.