SEOUL, Feb.21 (Korea Bizwire) – From now on, Kakao will offer users the ability to view electricity bills through the mobile messenger KakaoTalk, and pay them through KakaoPay.
Kakao announced that it will be launching ‘KakaoPay Bills’, an electronic bill payment and presentment (EBPP) service based on mobile messenger platforms.
Kakao emphasized that it is the first company in the world to offer users the ability to view and pay bills through a mobile messenger.
The Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is participating as Kakao’s first affiliate. KEPCO clients will be able to use the service as soon as it is launched.
Using KakaoPay Bills, bills are presented through KakaoTalk messenger each month without additional charges or having to download additional apps. The bills can be paid through KakaoPay.
The convenient services should boost client satisfaction levels, and fees can be lowered as the costs for printing out bills and sending them out via mail will be eliminated.
Users can register by going to ‘More→KakaoPay→Bills’. Bills can be viewed at the payment service page as well as through TMS messages.
Detailed information on usage can be checked through the menu, and by using a message alert that is sent two days before the due date, the service can help prevent overdue payments.
After registering a credit card, users can pay their bills by simply pressing the ‘pay’ button. Those who receive paper bills through the mail can pay through KakaoPay after scanning the QR code printed on the bill.
Starting with KEPCO, Kakao plans to expand the program to other billing services including telecommunications bills and gas bills.
By Francine Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)