Prior to 2010, internet payments were commonly referred to as wireless application protocol (WAP) payments. Now, internet payments refer to the situation when customers make payment over the internet (Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G network signal) using mobile apps or browsers like Chrome and Safari on mobile.
Customers can pay through the WAP application or a more limited-capacity browser, rather than a web browser with access to the entire internet.
- Customers enter their card details on the payment page directly on the website, or access the link and digital invoice attached in the email then redirect to pay on your website.
- After customers complete the payment, it will automatically charge a bank card tied to the mobile app, or their PayPal.
For now, internet payments are still one of the most popular mobile payment trends on smart mobile devices.