Thursday 19 October 2017

An Post to sell iTunes gift cards

John Mulligan

John Mulligan

An Post is to launch iTunes gift cards before Christmas after signing a seven-year extension with a London-listed US company to use the firm's point of sale software. The iTunes cards are already sold by vendors such as Tesco.

US-headquartered Escher Group confirmed it secured the contract extension for its Riposte system in an effort to drive growth.

Among the new services An Post will be able to offer using the system is the sale of iTunes gift cards.

"The iTunes card service, which is due to launch before Christmas, is a compelling addition to An Post's offering, providing an alternative to direct debit and credit card payments when making iTunes purchases online, eliminating the threat of fraud and identity theft," said Escher.

An Post is already using Riposte software for its new foreign exchange service. The PostFX card allows customers to buy US dollars or sterling commission-free on a prepaid Mastercard.

Escher, which has an office in Dublin, sells its software systems around the world. It's been a partner with An Post for 20 years.

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