Corethree Takes First International Step With Syntus in the Netherlands

Watford, December 1st, 2014: Corethree, the leaders in m-ticketing technology, today announces a new partnership with Syntus, the leading Dutch public transport operator, to provide m-ticketing apps for its customers.

From January 2015, Syntus travellers will be able to buy bus or train tickets through the new Syntus app, built by Corethree. This will significantly improve customer service and security. This demonstrates that the success of the UK as a leading m-ticket market.

In the past month:

  • 395,129 m-tickets were sold across all Corethree apps
  • 305,678 active users made purchases from a user base of over 500,000
  • £2,069,017 was transacted in ticket sales

Ashley Murdoch, CEO of Corethree says,

"The expansion of our technology into a European market is a significant step for us and is a clear indication of how successful the m-ticket is for transport operators. We have built a product for Syntus that will enable all their customers to pre-purchase their travel tickets, delegate purchase to a minor or other person unable to buy their own ticket, check travel schedules with up to the minute information and become more efficient in their travel planning. We are delighted to be working with Syntus and hope to continue our push into other European markets."

Cees Anker, Managing Director Syntus says,

"In the UK this successful app already exists. It shows how easily and securely purchasing and travelling can be. We want our customers to have this convenience and believe that we will increase our customer service with this app. In addition, we will examine how our guests respond to the payment through an app. Depending on the result, we will enable the integration of app and OV chipcard."

The following products are available through the app: bus tickets (single tickets) Syntus Super ticket, group letter, event tickets. These products can be purchased before departure and are activated at the time of use. In addition, travellers with the app can buy a digital ticket for another passenger (parent-child) that mounts on his / her smartphone. The travel information schedule of 9292 is also available on the app.

Payment takes place online via PayPal or credit card. In the case of PayPal, purchases can also be paid with the ING or Rabobank App. No card reader is then required.

During 2015 other functionality will be added to the app including travel information based on personal favourite routes and the possibility of purchasing other offers.

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Corethree Takes First International Step With Syntus in the Netherlands