New technology launched today allows all newsagents to sell phone recharge and other electronic voucher products direct from their point-of-sale computer, without the need for a complex long-term contract.
eziPass supplies the same Touch suite of products as offered by major banks and retailers. Excellent commission is provided – up to 33% extra commission on some mobile recharge products.
“Newsagents told us they wanted an alternative to the Bill Express / DialTime contract and a simpler, more robust, operation at the sales counter,” commented Mark Fletcher, Managing Director of Tower Systems.
“We only agreed to become involved if there was absolutely NO margin or commission for us. The last thing newsagents need is another middleman making money from what is already a slim-margin business.”
eziPass has initially been launched to existing Tower Systems’ customers. And within the coming weeks, Tower expects to provide a free copy of the eziPass software to all newsagents.
Vouchers for more than 30 telco products are part of the launch range. Tourist attraction tickets, flower deliveries, magazine subscriptions and tollway passes will be added in coming weeks.
“eziPass provides a low-risk, low-overhead option for newsagents considering whether to extend their Bill Express / DialTime contracts,” said Mark Fletcher. “There is no lease to pay, no long-term contract to sign and newsagent bank accounts are swept once a week – greatly assisting cash-flow.”
Tower Systems was founded in 1981 by Mark Fletcher. Today, the company serves in excess of 1,400 newsagents nationally – more than 50% of all newsagents with a computer system. It wholly owns one newsagency and is a major shareholder in another.
Touch Networks Pty Ltd provides over 200 products and services and is available over EFTPOS terminals and retail point-of-sale systems.