Travel tickets deal

CARD payment solutions provider Payzone has secured a contract with coach and long-distance bus operator National Express Coach.

The deal will see customers able to purchase coach tickets using cash in selected Payzone stores and Post Offices across the UK via a new coach ticketing service.

The firm reckons the move will benefit Payzone and Post Office retailers by boosting footfall and basket spend from customers visiting stores to purchase coach tickets.

Simon Lambert, commercial director for Payzone Bill Payments Limited, said the deal will “compliment” the business’ existing ticketing portfolio. He said: “The National Express brand is well known across the UK, so we are thrilled to be partnering with them and expanding their offer into the Payzone estate. This partnership will now see a UK wide service operating through our combined Payzone and Post Office network. National Express will complement our existing transport ticketing portfolio and will support footfall and basket spend for Payzone retailers at a pivotal time in the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown.”

John Boughton, commercial director at National Express UK Coach said: “Joining forces with Payzone provides our customers with even more choice by allowing them to purchase tickets at a time and location convenient to them. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and successful partnership.”

Payzone has also has agreements with British Gas, Scottish Power Smart Metering and Jersey Electricity.