SelfPay, the leader of the self-service terminal market, reported that the summer period brought a 30 percent increase in the number of vignettes sold through self-service terminals, compared to the average of other months of the year.
Moreover, this year saw a 11 percent increase in the total number of vines sold during the summer compared to the same period last year.
The notable increase is for valid vignettes for a shorter period of time. For example, flat sales for 7-day cars advanced by more than 13 percent in the summer months compared to the same period last year: 24,600 7-day vignettes were sold in June 2018, compared with 22,000 in June 2017 and 27,250 in July 2018 compared to 25,100 in July 2017. August 2018 is the best month this year and in the history of SelfPay, with over 45,000 vignettes for cars compared to 37,000 sold in the same month of last year , up 22%.
”The holiday period translates into pay-area terminals with larger budgets for holiday-related services, such as flats and airplane tickets. Seasonal growth is also seen in the preferred product type, ie the flats that are valid for a short period of time, ”said Adrian Badea, CEO of SelfPay.
The number of vignettes sold through SelfPay payment stations reached 361,000 in the first eight months of 2018, up 20 percent over the same period last year. Cars have the highest share in the total vignettes sold through the pay stations, 257,000, the remaining 104,000 being vignified for cargo and minibuses, according to the analysis for the first eight months of the year.
The best-selling vignettes are for 7-day, with 188,000 sold through SelfPay pay stations in the first eight months of 2018, compared to 160,000 in the same period last year. The 12-month winners are ranked second in the best-selling flats, followed by the 30-day and 90-day ones.
SelfPay SelfPay owns the largest network of self-service payment stations, located in over 750 localities in the country.