Ticketing platform ShuttleID has its platform internationally and is now working with its first operator in the Republic of Ireland. The expansion sees added support for the SEPA Direct Debit payment scheme and card payments using Euro currency.
After 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, says the company, with its completed product development now making the platform multi-currency and enabling further expansion into other territories.
Boylan’s Buses became the first operator in Ireland to sign up with ShuttleID to sell school bus passes online. Managing Director Eric Boylan said: “Going from WhatsApp groups with over 150 parents was way too stressful for me and the company. ShuttleID has been amazing to deal with from the start. Now everything is automated and will make expanding on our current routes easier and more professional.”
ShuttleID director Chris Bell commented: “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.”