Oxendales teams up with Payzone for new payment service

17 December 2014

Payzone, Ireland’s largest consumer payments network, has signed an agreement with Oxendales, a leading home shopping fashion brand, allowing for the transfer and collection of payments from Oxendales customers through the Payzone retail network.  This development forms part of Payzone’s latest move to extend its payment services outside of traditional utility, financial and public sector organisations into new areas including online shopping.  For Oxendales, the new service will provide a convenient and easy to use payment option for its catalogue shopping customers.

Oxendales, who also operates Simply Be and Jacomo clothing companies, is a catalogue and online retailer for womenswear, menswear, kidswear and footwear. Customers of Oxendales can sign up for a credit account and receive monthly statements. With this new agreement, customers can now bring statements to their local Payzone agent to make a payment free of charge.  Customers of Oxendales can pay their bill either in part or in full.  This means that they will now be able to avail of Payzone agents’ late evening and weekend opening hours when making payments.

 

With over 2,500 retail agents throughout the country, Payzone agents have a presence in every town and county throughout Ireland.  Recent independent research conducted by Red C across a broad range of Payzone stores nationwide found that the top three reasons given by consumers for using Payzone services include its ‘handiness and convenience’ (67%), ‘easiness to use’ (35%), and their ‘preference to pay in cash’ (25%).  Oxendales is confident customers will avail of the benefits from the new service.

 

Payzone agents currently process a variety of electronic transactions services, including mobile phone top ups; debit/credit card transactions; M50 motorway toll payments; Leap travel cards; local property tax payments, parking fees, pre-paid utility and parcel collection services.  The new deal with Oxendales is a further expansion of Payzone services in partnership with the retail sector that is expected to drive further customer traffic into the local Payzone convenience stores.

 

Speaking on the announcement, Ronnie Coffey at Oxendales, said: “This is a very exciting announcement for Oxendales – as well as Jacomo and Simply Be – as we support the Christmas and New Year shopping season. Teaming up with Payzone means we can give our customers even more options to pay their credit bills, and also allow them to benefit from Payzone agents’ late evening and weekend opening hours. We look forward to working with Payzone and the positive impact this partnership will have on our business.”

 

Commenting on the new agreement, Jim Deignan, Managing Director at Payzone Ireland, said: “This new partnership is a significant step forward for Payzone as we continue to enjoy growth and innovation within the company. As well as having a prominent selection of utilities and public sector services signed up to Payzone, we have now extended our portfolio of services into online retail, a significant development during this busy holiday season. Oxendales, together with Jacomo and Simply Be, are a leading catalogue retailer and we are thrilled to have them on board with us.”

 

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About Payzone:

Headquartered in Ireland, Payzone Group operates one of Europe’s largest branded payments networks, delivering a wide range of payment services in four European countries including Ireland, the UK, Greece and Romania.  Over 150 million transactions are processed annually throughout the Payzone Group. 

In Ireland Payzone is the largest consumer payments network in the country with over 2,500 branded retail agents which process a variety of electronic transactions services, including mobile phone top ups, debit/credit card transactions; M50 motorway toll payments; Leap travel cards, local property tax payments, parking fees, pre-paid utility and parcel collection services.

The company employs close to 550 people across Europe approx. 100 of whom are based in its Sandyford head office in Dublin.

Payzone’s focus is on delivering leading edge payment services that drive greater efficiency for clients and increased revenues for its retail partners.

As industry leader, Payzone's technology credentials, capabilities and expertise are a particular strength of the business.    

 

About Oxendales:

Oxendales & Co. Ltd is an Irish based company which offers a home shopping fashion brand. The company has been trading in Ireland for over 50 years. It offers an easy and enjoyable fashion experience regardless of size. Oxendales carry womenswear, menswear, footwear and homeware. It also includes the brands Jacamo, Simply Be & The Brilliant Gift Shop.

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