9 FEBRUARY: PayPoint has won the prestigious McColl’s Services Supplier of the Year award, announced at the retailer’s annual conference recently. The prize was awarded for PayPoint’s contribution to driving growth for McColl’s, delivering 2.3m customers through click and collect services in store.
Lewis Alcraft, Commercial Director at PayPoint, commented:
“We’re incredibly pleased to win this award and to be recognised for the footfall and customer growth that PayPoint drives in McColl’s stores, particularly through our Collect+ parcel service. The award is recognition of our continued commitment to create innovative services that deliver growth for all of our retail partners, from independent stores to large multiples across the UK.”
Peter Miller, Trading Director at McColl’s, commented:
“Services are a key part of our customer offer and Collect + has proved popular with customers helped by increased demand for click & collect and by the location of our stores in neighborhood locations. Our award recognises the success of the Collect + proposition .”
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PayPoint is an international leader in payment technologies, its solutions transforming payments for everyone from consumer and financial services companies to retailers, utilities, media and government clients.
PayPoint delivers payments and services through its unique combination of local shops, mobile and online distribution channels, delivered both through its owned businesses and by integrating the best services from more specialised suppliers. It handles almost £10 billion from over 694 million transactions annually.
With the backing of 24/7 operations centres with dual site processing, PayPoint is widely recognised for its leadership in payment systems, smart technology and service.
The PayPoint retail network across the UK numbers over 28,200 local shops (including Co-op, Spar, McColls, Costcutter, Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express, One Stop, Asda, Londis and thousands of independents), where it processes energy meter pre-payments, bill payments, benefit payments, mobile phone top-ups, transport tickets, BBC TV licences, cash withdrawals and a range of other transactions. In Romania, the retail network numbers over 9,000 terminals in local shops, helping people to make cash bill payments, money transfers, road tax payments and mobile phone top-ups. In the Republic of Ireland, over 500 terminals in shops and credit unions process mobile top-ups and bill payments.
Collect+, a joint venture with Yodel, provides a parcel drop-off and pick-up service at more than 5,800 PayPoint retailers. PayPoint’s ATM network numbers more than 3,900 ‘LINK’ branded machines across the UK, and 9,700 PayPoint terminals enable retailers to accept credit and debit cards.