epay adds Arriva to its Independent Retail Product Portfolio

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London, England — 13th September 2010
epay adds Arriva to its Independent Retail Product Portfolio

Bus Ticketing Services Launch across the UK

 

LONDON, United Kingdom – 13thSeptember 2010 – epay Ltd (“epay”), a market leader in electronic payment solutions in the UK, is adding Arriva to its portfolio of 50+ products and services.  The Arriva bus ticketing service will be available to epay’s network of 6,000 independent retailers from Monday 13th September 2010.

The opportunity for commuters to purchase an Arriva bus ticket via epay’s independent retailer network will launch across seven UK regions: the Midlands, North East, North West & Wales, Scotland West, Shires & Essex, Southern Counties and Yorkshire.

People will be able to pre-purchase their Weekly or 4-Weekly Savers tickets at any epay independent retailer offering an alternative and more convenient experience that helps ensure a smoother and speedier boarding process benefiting all bus users.  For the independent retailer it also opens the opportunity for impulse purchases of other products whilst customers purchase their bus tickets in-store.

The addition of Arriva adds to epay’s range of transport services and products both in the UK and abroad. In the UK, epay already offers the Central London Congestion Charge whilst in Poland epay handles a contactless, stored value, smartcard for travel on public transport and in Australia the Queensland motorway roll toll.

Additionally, the launch of Arriva bus ticketing to epay’s product portfolio also offers Arriva access into epay’s extensive multiple retail base which will in turn ensure greater convenience to the consumer through a wider distribution network.

Tim Allen epay UK Sales Director said:

“Our goal is to offer our retailers and their customers the best value products and to make the epay brand synonymous with great customer service and value for money.  We are always striving to deliver new revenue streams making sure we provide the latest and most innovative products in the electronic and prepayment market in the UK.  The addition of Arriva is a great example of how we are achieving this.  The ticketing market is a new area for epay and one we are keen to develop and grow.”

Marketing Manager for Arriva UK Bus, Mike Woodhouse, said:

"This is a great partnership for us because epay provides yet another option for our customers when it comes to buying tickets in advance of their journey.  In addition to using epay, our customers can now speed up the boarding process by purchasing tickets via our website or through our new mobile ticketing service."

 

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Notes to Editors: 

For further information please contact:

Hetal on 07798 754159 or hpatel@epayworldwide.com
 

About epay Ltd.

epay, a Euronet Worldwide, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ: EEFT), is the largest electronic payments processor of prepaid mobile airtime top-up services in the UK epay provides E Top-up, E Voucher, payment services and lottery products for both independent retailers and multiple retailers focusing on the supermarket, convenience, CTN, petrol forecourt and mobile specialist channels.  Services are provided via stand-alone terminals or integration into the retailer’s EPOS system – currently at more than 150,000 points of sale in the UK Major retailers include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, the Post Office®, The Carphone Warehouse, ASDA, Morrisons, Boots, WH Smith, Phones 4U, Esso, Shell and Jet.  For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.epayworldwide.com.