Apple Pay will now be available as a payment option for more than 45,000 U.S. billers. doxo— an all-in-one bill payment service that allows consumers to pay all their bills in one place, from any device — is adding support for Apple’s wireless payment service.
This adds a range of both national and regional providers like AT&T, Chase, State Farm, and tens of thousands more. Bill pay is a huge market, accounting for 55% of household spending or $3.9 trillion annually, and this turns on Apple Pay not only for major billers but also for the smaller local utilities and providers that wouldn’t be able to invest in this technology on their own, according to doxo CEO Steve Shivers.
Consumers will now have the option to pay their bills in the way that’s most convenient for them as doxo already offers the option to pay by credit or debit card, bank account or cash, he adds.
“Most of our users’ bill payments each month originate from their mobile devices, and half of those are using an iOS device. So, Apple Pay has been a highly requested feature for its convenience in simplifying and securing payments,“ Shivers says. “This is just one of many steps we’re taking on our mission to greatly simplify and reduce the hassle of bill pay for our millions of users, and thereby bring new benefits to the billers on doxo. Many billers, individually, struggle to keep up with the pace and breadth of payments options. Simply by joining doxo’s national payment network, billers benefit from our continued expansion of payment choices, without having to manage the complexity, integrations and expense themselves.”
doxo users never have to link away to different sites or manage various credentials and accounts for each of their connected providers. By paying with doxo, every payment benefits from doxo’s Private Payment Account Protection that facilitates secure payments without requiring the user to disclose their personal pay account information to each individual bill, Shivers says.