Consumers in Poland will soon be able to fund their online shopping with cash by purchasing vouchers from Ukash.
Ukash is expanding its European footprint through a partnership with PayUp, which offers electronic services through terminals in retail stores. Consumers will be able to buy Ukash vouchers from any of PayUp's 5,000 locations in Poland. They can then use the vouchers to make purchases online by entering a 19-digit code on retailers' websites.
The service aims to provide Polish consumers with an alternative to credit and debit cards. Ukash vouchers are "the ideal solution for anyone concerned about online security or those without a bank or credit card, allowing them to pay and shop online at thousands of merchants globally," David Hunter, Chief Executive of Ukash, says in a Feb. 6 press release.
"Online shopping is a huge growth market in Poland and our partnership with Ukash is empowering consumers by giving them access to a safe online payment system," PayUp Poland's county manager Zbigniew Furmanczak says in the release.
Ukash is also working to expand in the U.K., France, Spain and the Nordic countries through a distribution deal with MoneyGram.