Aug 5, 2003


In a move that is set to force bus ticket prices lower and see the introduction of more buses on popular routes, the Shoprite group is the first retailer to discount the price of bus tickets at all its stores. 

Translux, City to City and Intercape bus tickets are now on sale at the group’s 340 conveniently located in-store Money Markets kiosks in Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores.

Shoprite Money Markets, launched in 1998 to bring a comprehensive range of financial services and products to its customers, aim to make bus travel more affordable by cutting ticket prices to the bone.

Brian Weyers, Shoprite’s Marketing Manager says: “The consumer benefit is that it cuts out the middleman in the transport market and puts the savings back into the pockets of over 17 million monthly customers.

We will also be signing up Greyhound shortly, and hope to add all remaining bus companies in the near future.”

Shoprite’s Money Markets offer a comprehensive range of phone cards such as MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom, postage stamps and game scratch cards, pre-paid electricity and lotto tickets. In addition, more than 180 different third party accounts can be paid at the Money Markets counter, including 80 different municipalities nationwide, as well as water and electricity, property rates and taxes, telephone accounts and funeral policy payments.

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