Payment service provider Payzone has added new services to its network in a bid to boost profits and margins.
The Alphyra UK-owned service provider has teamed up with calling card operator First National to introduce rechargeable prepaid international calling cards to the network and has launched the international money transfer service, Smart Transfer.
The range of calling cards, which includes the Go Bananas and Mad For Minutes cards, will give retailers commission rates of up to 40%. Customers could save up to 97% on standard tariffs with the cards and on top-ups available from £5 to £50.
Alphyra is also promising retailers a cash bonus when customers sign up to use Smart Transfer, which would pay out £3.24 on a typical £350 transfer. Although it represents less than 1% commission, a Payzone spokesman said there would be no cap on payments, so retailers would benefit from a sizeable commission on large transactions.
Alphyra UK MD Rupert Lowery said: “Alphyra is committed to giving Payzone retailers real added value services.”