Corethree data reveals UK’s rapidly growing appetite for mobile ticketing during top travel month of September

Record breaking month fuelled by 21,000 requests processed per minute during peak times as mobile app users purchase back to work, school and university travel tickets.

Corethree – Europe’s leading mobile ticketing and data insights provider – has released its September data, which reveals a rapid acceleration in the UK’s adoption of mobile ticketing as the choice of the travelling public as they return to work, school and university after the summer break. With its mobile-data intelligence platform, Core Engine, smoothly processing 21,000 requests per minute – 350 per second – at its peak whilst latency remained under 100 milliseconds, September has been a record-breaking month with over 800,000 m-tickets bought in just one week, generating £7,250,000 in sales.

The highest number of m-tickets – 175,000 – were sold on Monday 30th September 2019 with half of these being processed before 9am. Data from the same day in 2018, when £1,440,000 million worth of m-tickets were sold compared to this year when £2,000,000 worth were sold, shows a 30 percent increase in m-ticket sales. This data provides a unique insight into how UK consumers are embracing mobile retail transactions, and is a testament to the scalability and robust processing power of Corethree’s Core Engine digital ticketing platform.

“September is always our busiest month, but these figures have surpassed our expectations and prove that the market demand from consumers and businesses for mobile ticketing is growing at an accelerated rate with no sign of stopping anytime soon”
said Ashley Murdoch, CEO of Corethree.

“Our September numbers speak for themselves, showing that as our transport partners’ m-ticketing user-base continues to grow, we are more than ready and able to meet demand and help create smoother journeys. It is the capability and flexibility of Core Engine, along with our ability to harvest smart insights from its data, that positions us at the heart of MaaS solutions – which is an exciting new sector we are driving into along with our partners,” continued Ashley.
“From passenger transport companies, arena and theatre events, to nightclubs and more, mobile-data technology with m-ticketing capability is becoming the default choice due to convenience, speed and the ability to improve and personalise the customer experience through this direct mobile communications channel.”

Corethree is a fast-growing specialist data technology company, founded to enable businesses take advantage of the mobile-data intersection – the single biggest opportunity to create direct communication to the customer. By integrating disparate data points to create simple, easy to use solutions to maximise revenues and improve customer service, Corethree solves business problems and creates new revenue opportunities for its clients through mobile.

Having hit the milestone of 100,000,000 m-tickets sold milestone in May 2019 and with a record-breaking September 2019, Corethree is Europe’s largest provider of mobile ticketing and cashless payment technologies. Its award-winning mobile-data intelligence platform, Core Engine, provides valuable data-driven insights that enable the development for better business models and stronger customer relations.

Paul Mooney