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PPRO integrates South Korea’s Toss Pay onto its platform

By Leandra Monteiro

February 20, 2023

  • APAC
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Digital Payments
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PPRO, Toss PayPPRO, a digital payments infrastructure provider, has extended its infrastructure to the South Korean market by integrating South Korean local cards and Toss Pay, one of the most popular e-wallets in South Korea onto its platform.

Tristan Chiappini, VP and Head of Partnerships APAC at PPRO, said, “South Korea has always been a frontrunner when it comes to digital payments. The integration of local cards and Toss Pay into PPRO’s infrastructure comes at the request of some of our largest customers and their tier 1 merchants that are struggling with poor conversion rates whilst relying on traditional global rails. Given PPRO’s infrastructure allows for instant access upon launch of new local digital payments, markets, and other orchestrated services this frees up our partners’ roadmaps and  instantaneously  expands their reach into the South Korean market with consumers who are eager to shop cross-border.”

Toss Pay, its e-wallet service for purchases made with a card or an account linked to the Toss app, makes payments at any partner merchant with the Toss app, without the hassle of an additional sign-up or registration process. The addition of local cards and Toss Pay opens up a gateway for PPRO’s global partners, payment service providers, and merchants, to reach millions of South Korean consumers.

According to research, consumers in South Korea have an appetite to spend larger than average amounts online, with an estimated of 94.7% of young South Koreans having purchased goods and services online in the past year. The country is also poised to become a leading global e-commerce market expanding at a double-digit compound growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% by 2024. In fact, digital payments have almost become the de facto mode of payment in South Korea, with PPRO’s data revealing that cards make up 66% of users with digital wallets standing at 22.

Peter Lim, Lead Global Business Development of Toss Payments, commented, “As one of the largest e-commerce powerhouses in the world, South Korea presents a huge opportunity for international merchants looking to accelerate their growth in the Asia Pacific region. Our partnership with PPRO enables digital-first consumers in the country to shop with a diverse network of merchants using Toss Pay, the favoured payment method that they know and trust when making purchases online.”

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