Digital natives – that generation raised on technology – feast on more online content today than ever before. This key demographic is no longer tied to traditional media, such as TV and PCs to entertain themselves, and, as a result, these young consumers don’t organize their lives around those devices. Instead, this is a generation that seeks to embrace solutions that manage as much day-to-day activities as possible on the go. And, most notably, through almost constant access to their mobiles devices, they are focusing on services designed to make lives easier in real time – a desire that is increasingly facilitated by the convenience of carrier billing’s simple one-click (trans-)action. And this is why Direct Carrier Billing is a huge and often untapped opportunity.
Young Consumers – The Direct Carrier Billing
One of the key drivers for direct carrier billing is evidence of still-increasing smartphone adoption levels amongst the teenage demographic. While more content is being developed to cater to this target group, the fact that they are legally excluded from card ownership in nearly all markets means the acquisition of paid content via credit card billing is beyond them. Direct carrier billing eliminates the need for a credit card, enabling businesses to bill across a far wider and diverse user base. This notably includes tapping into the market of young users by developing more billable content targeted at them, where previously such content may have been monetized by advertising alone. As long as a person has a device connected to a network, direct carrier billing is a method that can be used for just about anything available for digital purchase. Direct carrier billing, like other payment options, can also be used whenever needed, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, meaning it fits into a young, spontaneous and carefree lifestyle. The unique upside with carrier billing is there’s no need to insert complicated long digit codes or to do pre-registrations. Direct carrier billing stands out because it’s tremendously user-friendly.
Wherever you are – mobile, tablet, laptop, PC or TV
Beyond being an anytime service, direct carrier billing also has the advantage of being a digitally anywhere option. It can be used on multiple devices. Whether you’re at home or on the go, goods and services can be purchased on any accessible authorize smartphone, tablet, PC or other appropriate device.
One click and the payment is done
Every consumer, especially the younger generations, like millenials who have practically grown up with a mobile in their hand, like to do things in easiest way possible. Direct carrier billing’s one-click option satisfies this desire. Because of the trusted billing relationship at the core of carrier billing, smartphone users can, in most countries and on many different network operators, purchase digital content and services with just a simple, single touch. This caters to the need of tech-savvy young consumers who are online almost constantly and to whom the quick and easy solution through a mobile channel’s one-click payment option appeals.
What categories will drive digital content consumption next year?
Sectors such as gaming and mobile & online ticketing are on the rise and will be continuing to do so in 2017. Generation Y stands out as a clearly distinguished key target group and key driver for these industries.