Payzone & InComm bring gifts to retailers in time for Xmas shoppers

03 November 2011

Jim InCommThe agreement will see both companies collaborate in the distribution and operation of a wide range of branded prepaid gift card products and digital content. This new consumer retail offering will soon be available for the very first time to retailers across the Payzone retail network throughout the country and is being timed to coincide with anticipated consumer demand in the lead up to Christmas.

This latest agreement between Payzone and InComm will now enable Payzone agents to sell various digital content and branded pre-paid gift cards to their customers. Some of the branded prepaid giftcards that are already signed up for distribution and stocking in the Irish market include: i-Tunes, Jagex Runescape, Playfish, Moshi Monsters, Nintendo Ireland, Zynga, Sony Online, IMVU, Sony Playstation, Hotel Voucher Shop, Argos, Debenhams, Arcadia Group and Ticketmaster.    
As part of the joint marketing efforts between Payzone and InComm, Payzone agents will be provided with specially designed gift card racks on which to display the cards and in-store merchandising point of sale to promote the cards available.

Commenting on this latest Payzone announcement, Jim Deignan, Managing Director, Payzone Ireland said: “We are delighted to be bringing this exciting offering exclusively to our retail agents network. This is another first for Payzone and we are very confident that this new product offering for consumers will provide an excellent opportunity for retailers to introduce new revenue streams to their business. The provision and support of branded pre-paid gift cards is a natural extension to our existing services in the operation of payment networks for mobile top-ups, tolling payments, bill payments, credit and debit card processing and pre-paid debit cards.”
 
Speaking on behalf of InComm, Simon Osgood, European Product and Marketing Director, said: “This partnership will enhance the Irish prepaid market whilst building our partners footprint and distribution. It is great to be working with Ireland’s largest consumer payments network in Payzone, who offer regional presence and support. In summary, this represents excellent opportunities for all parties and will be pioneering for the Irish prepaid market.”
 
Payzone works with many of the country’s leading retail groups and provides a convenient option with branded outlets well located and typically with opening hours to suit consumers.  

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About Payzone:
Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, pre-paid debit cards and electronic gift solutions.  Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

About InComm:
InComm is one of the world’s leading providers of gift cards, prepaid wireless products, reloadable debit cards, digital music downloads, content, games, software and bill payment solutions. InComm partners with consumer brand leaders around the world to provide more than 225,000 retail locations, the products and services their customers demand. InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

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