Net Protections and DOCOMO Digital partner to scale deferred payments in Japan


Net Protections, Japan’s leading post-payment service provider and DOCOMO Digital, the world’s preeminent mobile commerce enabler are entering a partnership to offer this increasingly popular payment method to international merchants looking to enter Japan, according to an announcement made earlier today.

Net Protections's payment service 'NP Atobarai' is Japan's leading post-payment service. With a one-click payment system, NP Atobarai enables users to complete the payment upon delivery, without the need to furnish credit card details. NP Atobarai transaction volumes exceed 250B yen, with more than 40 thousand enterprises. As the preferred payments service of 64% of Japan’s ecommerce sites, one in every ten Japanese consumers choose NP Atobarai as an easy and secure method today. Businesses using Net Protection's NP Atobarai payment service have seen a 20% increase in their sales without additional risk.

Leveraging DOCOMO Digital’s platform which seamlessly connects international merchants and payment providers with a state-of-the-art single-API framework, Net Protections will further build on its popularity by offering DOCOMO Digital’s partner international merchants to its users in Japan.

“The Net Protections partnership is in line with our vision to integrate the most popular locally relevant payment methods globally on our platform. With this partnership, we can support international merchants looking to expand in Japan with one of the most preferred mode of payment especially among the young population and the female shoppers today.”

Mr Dheeraj Soni

President of DOCOMO Digital’s Payments business.

About Net Protections

Net Protections offers the most popular payment service among credit cards. In 2002, Net Protections invented NP Atobarai, which introduced new trends into Japan’s Fintech industry and created a new definition for credit. The company holds dominant market shares in Japan and maintained the lead position in the industry for many years. Net Protections has used credit tech to control risk and supported high quality operational systems, which are affirmed by Japanese business merchants and customers. Various data is absorbed to adjust each service according to market structures, strengthen international competition, and promote open innovation.

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About DOCOMO Digital

DOCOMO Digital is the mobile commerce-related business of the NTT DOCOMO group. We partner with over 200 carriers and 300 merchants globally. Our Payments portfolio solves the challenges of scale, customer acquisition, regulation, and complexity for telecom operators, for merchants, and payment service providers. With our partner network of operators and payment providers, we provide payment services to nearly four billion people around the world. DOCOMO Digital is headquartered in London, with teams based in over 25 cities around the world. DOCOMO Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the world’s largest telecom companies – the NTT DOCOMO group, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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