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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Fortumo Brings Western Enterpreneurs to Russian Speaking Markets

Eesti mobiilimakseplatvorm Fortumo.com laieneb aktiivselt endiste Idabloki riikide seas, tänasest avati teenus Valgevenes ja Ukrainas. Ettevõtte sõnul tehakse ettevalmistusi ka teistel venekeelsetel turgudel teenuse avamiseks.

"Peale detsembris Venemaal teenuse avamist tõdesime lääne ettevõtete seas oodatust suuremat huvi venekeelsete turgude vastu," ütles Fortumo venekeelsete turgude turundusjuht Andrei Dementjev. "Asjade loomulik käik oli oma klientidega ühte sammu käia ning pakkuda laienemisvõimalusi ka teistele venekeelsetele turgudele" lisas Dementjev.

Lisaks mobiilsele makselahendusele saab igaüks Fortumo abil luua SMS-teenuse ilma tehnilisi oskusi vajamata vaid 5 minutiga. Fortumo lihtsad teenused on suunatud kasutajatele, kes ei ole programmeerimisega kokku puutunud, samas edasijõudnud teenused võimaldavad programmeerida oma SMS-teenuse ja siduda selle mistahes internetikeskkonnaga.

"Fortumo peamisteks klientideks on internetipõhised suhtlus-, info-, meelelahutus-, ja ärikeskkonnad ning internetiportaalid, aga ka raadiojaamad, kohalikud ajalehed ning reklaamifirmad, kes on praeguseks hetkeks kolmekümne kolmes riigis loonud üle 100 000 teenuse, " ütles Dementjev.

Fortumo laseb igaühel teha SMS-teenuse viie minutiga, ilma erioskusi vajamata 33-s riigis Euroopas kui Aasias. 2010. aastal on lisaks venekeelsetele turgudele laienetud ka Slovakkiasse ja Sloveeniasse.

Fortumo.com, one of the very successful Estonian start-ups, continues to conquer new markets across Europe and CIS. Following the recent connection of Belarus and Ukraine, the number of supported countries has reached 33.

"After launching our services in Russia during December 2009, further expansion into CIS markets was one of our priorities", - says Andrei Dementjev, Fortumo's Marketing Manager in the Russian speaking countries

The main principle of Fortumo is to be simple and open and the same time - so anyone would be be able to create a revenue-generating service in a few minutes and absolutely for free, with more that 30 countries in Europe and Asia supported already. Thanks to it's major advantages, accessibility and speed of precessing, popularity of mobile payments is constantly increasing.

"Many large companies from Europe and Asia are interested in the region, mainly because this is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. However, local bureaucracy and poorly developed payment systems make it very hard for international companies. At the same time Fortumo is helping them with their plans without any risks nor costs", - Dementjev shares the secret company's of success.

Simultaneously with the launch of new markets, the company continues to fill gaps in the map of Europe. Slovakia, Slovenia and Bosnia were already connected earlier this year, negotiations with Greece and Austria are in progress. Growing popularity of the project may be proved by a recently achieved result - last week the number of created services has reached one hundred thousand.

About Fortumo: Fortumo is Europe's first open mobile platform provider, allowing companies, developers, web enterprises and media alike an opportunity to launch their own revenue-generating mobile services without any costs. Fortumo makes creating mobile services as easy as creating a blog, by eliminating all technical difficulties and making a market of over billion mobile subscribers in 33 countries available to anyone.

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