BookPay is an end-to-end self-service digital platform (mobile and web) for bus booking, enabling travelers to book and pay for bus tickets using mobile money,VISA or BookPay travel card. Our Vision is to create a travel card accepted at every bus terminal in Africa.
It is integrated to mobile money platforms of the various telecoms in East Africa including MTN’s Mobile Money, Airtel’s Airtel Money and Safaricom’s M-Pesa, allowing customers to make a direct transaction from their mobile money accounts to the bus company’s account. The platform allows customers to book a seat of their choice, after which a digital receipt is issued.
The receipt can be printed and issued as evidence of payment to the bus operator/conductor or an e-ticket (QR Code) simply presented and verified at the bus entrance. The Platform also has provisions for booking clerks to issue tickets to travelers who want to pay with cash.
BookPay brings with it a refreshing revolution in the way buses operate in Uganda and East Africa. It has been tailored not just for the travelers’ convenience but also to ensure that bus operators maximize profits while cutting tremendously on their operational costs. With BookPay, Bus companies are in a position to monitor their daily revenue inflow in real- time without need to keep running numerous booking offices.