tappit announces global expansion

tappit, the cashless experience specialist for sports events, festivals and other global entertainment venues, is opening four new offices as a part of its global expansion. The company will base its European offices in Manchester and London, while also taking to the US via Los Angeles, with an Australian office opening in Melbourne.

tappit has also appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer, Jenni Young, who joins the company to lead its international marketing and events programme. Jenni brings a wealth of experience to tappit following two decades in marketing and digital communications where she worked with a number of ticketing and events brands, including ticketscript and Live Nation.

"Fans today pay a lot of money for their favourite events," said Jenni Young, CMO of tappit. "We want to ensure they get great value for money; not spend hours queuing, losing cash, or missing out on memorable moments. It's a great time to become involved, as businesses realise they can constantly improve their customer offer – and event safety – by analysing spend and footfall data throughout their venues."

tappit enhances cashless experiences all around the world, including Creamfields in Hong Kong, Zando Cape Town 10s in South Africa and Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s in UAE. The cashless experience expert recently announced a new three-year partnership with Bury FC that will see fans' season tickets added to tappit's cashless payment card. This will enable quick and secure entry into the ground, while pre-loaded funds will enable faster transactions for cardholders in the club shop and food and beverage outlets.

Jason Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of tappit added: "We're excited to expand our global presence to give us the platform we need to grow. No matter where you are in the world, the one constant is that fans are passionate and go to events to create fantastic memories. No one remembers the payment experience unless it's a bad one, and by relieving this pain point, we're looking forward to helping even more fans enjoy themselves without missing a moment."

Cashless payment experiences are fast becoming an integral feature of events around the world. tappit makes fans' payments as convenient as possible, improving the visitor experience, increasing revenue and improving loyalty. Operators benefit from improved cash management and optimised reconciliation, while receiving a wealth of payment information on fans' spending habits, enabling them to improve future events and experiences. tappit will be showcasing its cashless solution for stadia and arenas at The Stadium Business Summit 2018, held on 12-13 June at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

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