Corethree has formed a strategic partnership with Barclays for the inclusion of Barclays Pingit 'mobile check-out' in Corethree's award-winning mobile wallet for transport ticketing.
This is a UK first in mobile commerce and sees the cutting edge UK tech company Corethree become the first business to integrate Barclays Pingit mobile checkout.
Wessex Bus' Uniconnect network in Bath will go live with Corethree's m-ticketing solution on Monday 23rd September 2013 as part of Bath University's freshers' week. Over the next 12 months, Corethree and Barclays will rollout their mobile payment services to other transport operators to reach as many as 1 million passenger journeys per day.
The service will be available via iPhone and Android devices on any mobile network, allowing bus passengers to browse, select, purchase and use bus tickets all from the convenience of their own mobile device.
Corethree's systems integration and digital commerce platform, Core Engine, has seen passenger sales tripling every month this year and driven impressive passenger adoption for bus operations around the UK, with ticket volumes growing by over 1500% since January 2013.
The partnership with Barclays Pingit will help drive adoption and business for clients as well as offer consumers even greater choice and flexibility in their payment decisions. The groundbreaking Barclays Pingit 'mobile checkout' solution provides faster payment processing across the board and can reduce the fees incurred by operating companies.
Corethree's CEO, Ashley Murdoch said, "Deployments of Corethree's mobile ticketing solutions have grown significantly in 2013 and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Barclays to include their Barclays Pingit 'mobile checkout' payment solution within our award winning mobile wallet. Passengers will now have even greater choice when seeking to pay for their bus tickets using our ubiquitous m-commerce platform."
Mike Walters, Head of UK Corporate Payments at Barclays commented, "With increasing numbers of consumers using smart phones while they're on the move, it's never been more important to have a seamless payment process that is completely optimised for the m-commerce environment. Barclays Pingit 'mobile checkout' offers this, and by integrating with Corethree's m-ticketing platform, we can ensure that consumers have the ease and convenience they want at their fingertips."