First Bus has revealed a 28% increase year on year in sales of its ‘carnet’ multi-journey products, which typically enable customers to purchase ten journeys at a discounted rate.
Commenting, Commercial Development Director at First Bus, Simon Pearson,
said: “For someone who uses the bus two or three days a week, such as a
part time worker, our simple 10 journey proposition offers the best
value and greatest flexibility. Coupled with the increasing availability
of our multi-journey products as m-Tickets, enabling customers to use
their mobile phones as bus tickets, explains we believe why we’re seeing
a spike in sales across our businesses.”
He added: “The bus is absolutely vital to the UK’s economy, every day
almost 2.5million people across the UK travel to work by bus, and a
million more use the bus as a vital back up. The growing demand for
multi journey tickets is strong evidence that more people are working
part-time, or working shifts often out with traditional commuting peak
Customers can purchase multi-journey tickets via the ‘First Bus
mTickets’ app which is available for free on App Store and Google Play.