Independent retailers will be able to offer e-top up and e-vouchers for mobiles through their EPoS platforms in a new trial.

Alphyra UK, which runs the PAYzone electronic payment network, and CTN Systems, an EPoS provider to 2,300 independent retailers, have joined forces. Trials of the service start in November, with a roll out scheduled if they are successful.

Alphyra UK director of sales and marketing Hugh Morrow said: “Independent retailers stand to benefit from a significant increase in footfall and subsequent sales by providing mobile phone e-top-ups. CTN’s technology and PAYzone’s services are a great match.”