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An amazing launch 🚀 of NEWSBAR

An amazing launch 🚀 of NEWSBAR

An amazing launch 🚀 of NEWSBAR 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫yesterday at the Sofitel, a real buzz in the air. This is an exclusive product to newsagents & an instant win promotion. Big thanks to a great Australian company ( & Australian made ) Ministry of Chocolate 🍫 Drew & Karin Maddison.

PRESS RELEASE | MINT PAYMENTS

PRESS RELEASE | MINT PAYMENTS

PRESS RELEASE

RELEASE DATE: 
28 April 2022

The National Lotteries and Newsagent Association (NLNA) is excited to announce the signing of an exclusive 5-year agreement with Mint Payments as the preferred payment partner for NLNA members. The partnership includes plans to develop a comprehensive end-to-end payments ecosystem across the Australian Newsagency network within the next 12 months and is set to include solutions for in-store, online and B2B payments.

As Australia’s peak industry body formed with one clear purpose: to improve income, reduce costs and increase foot traffic for newsagents across Australia, the partnership will provide an opportunity for over 4,500 newsagencies across Australia to review their current payment relationships and fee structures and consider an alternative that reduces costs and provides the support they need.

Mint’s exclusive agreement with NLNA will provide the Newsagency retail category, who process close A$1 Billion in total transaction volume, with a customized fee structure, streamlined onboarding process and dedicated support services. 

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST END-TO-END PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR THE NEWSAGENCY RETAIL CATEGORY

The first product to launch to NLNA members under the new partnership (May 2022) will be Mint’s card-present payment terminal, in place of existing solutions used daily by business owners to process their customers’ payments in-store. Mint’s exclusive NLNA fee structure provides business owners with the option to absorb, split or pass on fees to customers as they choose and as their business needs evolve.

It is anticipated that by the end of Q4 2022, Mint will deliver a full spectrum of payment options including card payment (both in-person and online payments) and B2B supplier payments to the NLNA and associated member network.

MintEFT will enable newsagency owners to make secure, real time B2B payments to their supplier network through a single integrated portal, providing easy reconciliation and real time tracking of payments to and from suppliers. This innovation allows safer and easier payment method for both business owners and suppliers that improves cash flow and protects owners from fraudulent activity and mismanaged payment processes.

The partnership also benefits newsagency owners through integration with major point-of-sale software systems and provides a turnkey solution to owners looking to reduce their overheads by benefiting from:

  • Payment process efficiencies through automation of their daily reconciliation process
  • Enhanced protection from fraudulent activity via MintEFT’s admin/agent payment structure
  • Providing future alternative payment options in line with their customers preferred payment methods
  • Cost savings through aggregated volume benefits
  • Access to the Qantas Business Rewards program with the opportunity to earn Qantas Points across Mint’s product offering.

A PARTNERSHIP THAT PUTS BUSINESS OWNERS FIRST

NLNA CEO Brendan Tohill said “The NLNA is proud to partner with Mint Payments, they are such an innovative and customer focused business. They understand the challenges of running a small business. Our main driver going to tender was cost savings to Australian newsagents and Mint Payments deliver that in spades. This is so vitally important to all newsagents right across Australia.”

Mint Payment’s CEO, Alex Teoh, added “We are very excited to be partnering with NLNA as their preferred payment partner as they plan for the future of newsagency retail. We are confident that Mint’s suite of payment solutions and focus on customer experience are in close alignment with the NLNA’s stated purpose of improving income and reducing costs to their members. Our Qantas Rewards program will also give business owners the chance to reward themselves through simply transacting, which is at the core of what Mint does – we believe every transaction your business makes should add value to businesses and their customer.”

ABOUT MINT PAYMENTS

Mint Payments helps companies of all sizes transact in more rewarding ways – whenever, wherever and however the world wants to pay. Mint Payments offers a seamless, omni channel payment suite that helps customers unlock profits, launch pioneering payment products and enjoy more rewarding experiences online, in-store, in-app and beyond.

Sign in today to access Mint’s exclusive NLNA member free structure.

PRESS RELEASE END

The Lott ready to roll on a winning 2022

The Lott ready to roll on a winning 2022

Dear Members,

Soaring lottery jackpots have helped give a boost to The Lott’s retailers during the start of 2022.

This week, Powerball has an $80 million jackpot up for grabs – the latest in a series of big Powerball and Oz Lotto jackpots that have captured the attention of Australian lottery players so far this year.

The equivalent of up to one-in-four Australian adults are expected to have an entry in this week’s Powerball draw.  During the last $80 million Powerball draw in December last year, the peak of sales was at 4.43pm on the day of the draw when more than 6,000 entries were sold in a single minute across The Lott’s jurisdictions.

The big draws follow a winning year at The Lott, where more than 130 million winners enjoyed more than $3.79 billion in prizemoney from its games, which include Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life and Lucky Lotteries.

This winning tally includes 458 division one winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions who took home more than $1.4 billion. That equates to more than one division one winner per day.

Last year also saw over 28 million Instant Scratch-Its winners. That’s over half a million winners a week; 3,196 winning tickets an hour; 53 winners a minute.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association