Easypaisa partners with Bookme.pk to make online Movie and Bus ticket purchases easier than ever
With the goal of establishing a convenient and efficient E-Ticketing System in Pakistan, Bookme.pk launched Pakistan’s first online ticket booking portal in 2014 that supports major transport services and cinema theatres. The traditional way to book a ticket was where the customer had to call in to make a reservation and then go to the bus terminal or the theatre to pay for the ticket prior to the actual bus/movie. Customers were also inconvenienced by standing in long queues that cause delays, often causing them to miss their Bus or Movie.
Bookme.pk was designed to save all that hassle and provide convenience to the customer by introducing the online booking of a cinema or bus ticket in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. Tickets could be booked through a website as well as a user-friendly app that allowed people to browse for upcoming movies, check show times, and book their movie tickets, or review bus schedules, and book seats. Today, Bookme.pk is the most popular services for booking tickets online.
To facilitate the payments for these tickets as well, Easypaisa has partnered with Bookme.pk to integrate their Easypay Online Payments with Bookme.pk. Now customers can both book and pay for tickets online as well, providing additional value and convenience to customers. Today, anybody can make a ticket booking on Bookme.pk and then make the payment at any of the 70,000 Easypaisa shops across 800 cities in Pakistan. These Easypaisa shops are often open till late night and even on weekends, hence providing a lot of convenience to the customer.
In addition, if the customer has an Easypaisa Mobile Account, they can make the payment directly at the time of booking from their Mobile Account instantly. There are no additional charges for making a payment at an Easypaisa shop or from the Easypaisa Mobile Account. To further facilitate customers to try this new way of payments, Easypay is also offering a limited time discount on all Movie and Bus tickets purchased through Bookme.pk.
Expressing his view regarding this partnership, Yahya Khan, Chief Financial Services Officer, at Telenor Pakistan said, “Bringing Bookme.pk to the Easypaisa platform means providing more convenience to both Bookme.pk customers as well as Easypaisa customers. We are always looking to facilitate the financial needs of our customers through innovative services like Easypay Online Payments. Bringing easy Movie and Bus booking and payments to more people represents another step in our mission for customer empowerment.”
Faizan Aslam, CEO Bookme.pk said, ‘Bookme.pk and Easypay’s partnership will bring great convenience as many people do not have credit cards but still want to buy tickets online. We can now reach out to each and every customer across Pakistan who wants a ticket from Bookme.pk. This is just a beginning of a great partnership with much more to come.’
Pakistan’s first and largest branchless banking solution, Easypaisa, was launched jointly by Tameer Micro Finance Bank and Telenor Pakistan in 2009. Easypaisa has the largest financial footprint in Pakistan with over 70,000 Easypaisa shops in more than 800 cities across the country. Nearly 650,000 transactions are conducted on Easypaisa every day by 15 million active customers. In 2014, Easypaisa moved nearly 2% of Pakistan’s GDP. Easypaisa has the largest product portfolio of services for its customers including remittances, payments, savings and insurance and offers ATM cards and IBFT services that work with all banks connected through 1-Link in Pakistan. In February 2014, out of more than 250 Mobile Money services around the world, Easypaisa was awarded two GSMA Awards, including the “Best Mobile Money Service in the World” at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit: http://www.easypaisa.com.pk
About Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited
Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited (TMFB) is the first scheduled and largest Microfinance Bank in Pakistan. Incorporated in 2005, it provides micro‐finance and related financial services to the less privileged and unbanked segment of the society with an aim to contribute towards poverty eradication under the Microfinance Institution ordinance, 2001. TMFB currently has 157 customer touch point’s nationwide offering a range of financial services including Deposits, Loans, Mobile Accounts, Health Insurance, Remittances, Cash management services, Bank on Wheels. Based on the results for the year ended 31 December 2014, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the entity ratings of Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited (TMBL) at ‘A+/A-1’ (Single A Plus/A-One). Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’ as of April 17, 2015. For more information, please visit:http://www.tameerbank.com
About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high-quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 31 million subscribers, over 2,400 employees, and a nationwide network. Telenor also holds a majority share in Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.telenor.com.pk
Bookme.pk aims to establish itself as a niche player in the long-haul market of E-ticketing business in Pakistan. By continuously focusing on the wants and demand of the E-tickets, Bookme.pk provides the best value proposition in the markets it serves. Bookme.pk has introduced online buying of cinema and bus tickets in metropolitan (Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad) city of Pakistan from their website at http://bookme.pk or by simply downloading the bookie.pk application from app stores.