Eight hundred stores and counting – Ding, the largest international mobile top-up platform in the world, announced today that as demand for top-up soars and the business expands, the company has now rolled out its platform in 800+ stores across France. This means that users can now use Ding to top-up their own phone, or the phone of a loved one back home, in any one of 800+ retail outlets across France.
Ding’s platform enables a wide range of diaspora living in France, including African and Caribbean immigrants, to send international mobile top-up to the phones of family and friends in countries including Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Haiti.
Commenting on the incredible rollout, Mark Roden, Ding founder said: “Across the globe, we are seeing huge demand for our product, and as our business evolves – so too does our footprint in countries like France. We are extremely excited to reach this milestone – and this is great news for our users, who are at the heart of our business.” He added: “We are in a new phase of growth for our company and we are excited about the opportunities we are seeing in Europe, and the rest of the world.”
In just two years, Ding has almost doubled the footprint of stores offering its international top-up product. In 2016, Ding acquired Distribenligne TransferCredit, a company which pioneered international mobile top-up in France, with over 500 retail locations in France, and the business has grown steadily since. As has the prepaid mobile market, which now equates to 76% of world’s mobile phones, or as much as 90% of mobiles in emerging markets.
David McGuinness, head of B2B Product at Ding said: “This rollout means that Ding’s retail partners in France are now on the same platform as its other partners worldwide giving them access to the best retail top-up platform in the world – DingConnect.”
The global diaspora living in France send top-up to mobile phones in North Africa, Haiti, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan – among other regions. Ding currently connects to over 500+ operators across more than 140+ countries, providing international mobile top-up at the touch of a button.