ShuttleID launches internationally
ShuttleID, the ticketing platform for schools and work, has launched its platform internationally.
It is now working with its first operator in the Republic of Ireland. The expansion sees support for the SEPA Direct Debit payment scheme and card payments using Euro currency.
After initially launching in 2019 with support for UK card payments and Bacs Direct Debit, ShuttleID expanded beyond England and signed up operators in Wales and Northern Ireland in 2020. The sign up of its latest Dublin-based school bus operator is a key milestone for the company. The completed product development has now made the platform multi-currency making further expansion into other territories viable.
The system provides mobile ticketing, payments, bookings, service alerts, live vehicle tracking and boarding notifications in a single platform. It’s offered through two packages depending on whether the platform is used to take payment from passengers.
The Simple Package enables operators to issue digital bus passes directly to users and is available with international pricing from €75 per month. The Complete Package enables operators to sell tickets online and starts at 2.75% per Euro-based transaction with no monthly fee.
Bacs Direct Debit is the most popular payment method for school bus passes sold on the ShuttleID platform in the UK. There is an expectation that this pattern will extend to Ireland and beyond through the offering of SEPA Direct Debit. SEPA Direct Debit is used in 36 countries and associated territories.
“ShuttleID have been amazing to deal with from the start” – Eric Boylan, managing director, Boylans Buses
Boylan’s Buses are the first operator in Ireland to sign up with ShuttleID to sell their school bus passes online. Eric Boylan, managing director, said: “Going from WhatsApp groups with over 150 parents was way too stressful for me and the company. ShuttleID have been amazing to deal with from the start. Now everything is automated and will make expanding on our current routes easier and more professional.”
“We are now looking to work with other forward thinking operators in Ireland” – ShuttleID director, Chris Bell
ShuttleID director, Chris Bell, said: “After hearing great things about ShuttleID Eric approached us only a few weeks ago with an idea to bring ShuttleID to Ireland. Despite it being our busiest period of the year, we felt we couldn’t pass on this great opportunity to work with Boylan’s Buses and expand into a new territory. We are now looking to work with other forward thinking operators in Ireland, who are looking for a simple way to take their school and staff shuttle services to the next level.”