The mobile commerce firm said Amazon customers with a SoftBank mobile phone account will now be able to pay for goods, membership fees and subscription services and charge the cost to their mobile phone bill.
The deal means Bango now powers carrier billing for Amazon’s Japanese website across the country’s three largest mobile operators, SoftBank, NTT Docomo and KDDI.
"Japan's high spending population leads the world in mobile commerce. Charging the cost of goods to the phone bill is a widely adopted payment method, with billions of dollars in online purchases charged to Japanese phone bills", Bango chief executive Paul Larbey said in a statement.
"The Bango Platform meets the challenge of delivering carrier billing at scale, ensuring global retailers can provide customers with the convenience and security they want from a payment method", he added.