For over 30 years, Payzone has provided bill payment services to independent retailers, multiples and symbol groups across the UK. Our partnership with this network provides additional bill payment solutions for retailers, businesses and customers.

Now, as part of the Post Office network, they have a network of over 24,000 stores and branches across the UK.

Payzone outlets

The Payzone bill payment service empowers independent retailers to increase footfall to their stores by offering customers convenient over-the-counter bill payment solutions. With over 500 million bill payment transactions made annually, it is seen as an important partner to the allpay OTC service.

Want to look at how the Payzone network can help you?

Find your nearest Payzone store here.

How Over The Counter Networks Work

Payers at the networks are identified by a unique Payment Reference Number (PRN) which usually comprises 19 digits. These can either be distributed on a plastic swipe card or printed on a bill or letter as a barcode.

Plastic swipe cards are produced and personalised by us in-house and sent directly to the payer.

The cards are presented at the Payzone counter, where the customer decides the amount they would like to pay and the method (cash, cheque or debit card). They will always receive a receipt as proof of payment.

The payment cards are manufactured in-house and can be designed to bespoke requirements. At allpay, we go through a rigorous testing cycle with both networks to ensure the payment card’s magnetic stripe will be read consistently by their nominated agents.

Barcoded bills and letters are usually produced and dispatched by our clients. However they work in exactly the same way as swipe cards as described above.

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