You may see a new brand name called E.ON Next on some customers' bills and payment cards.
Alongside a significant commission structure, Payzone retailers will benefit from the uptick in footfall and basket spend as new and existing customers come in-store to purchase coach tickets. National Express is the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK, providing over 21m journeys in 2019. As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, Payzone retailers are well placed to capitalise on the expected growing demand for travel ticketing services.
Customers who want to purchase a ticket using cash will be able to do so at selected Payzone stores, providing an important lifeline to those customers who would like to.
Simon Lambert, Commercial Director for Payzone Bill Payments Limited, 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 Payzone 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."