Wirecard, a Germany-based provider of payments solutions, has teamed up with Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) – the Austrian Federal Railways to provide a fully digitised voucher platform for issuing and accepting vouchers.

The recent development follows a successful partnership in the field of payment processing in 2016.

As part of the collaboration, nearly 1.2 million Toffifee campaign packs will feature an OBB voucher code worth €5 on the inside of the packaging.

Commuters can redeem these vouchers for booking travel until 20 December 2017; as per the redemption conditions. Redemption can be done both online at tickets.oebb.at and in the ÖBB app.

Wirecard’s new voucher platform will enable ÖBB’s customers to combine various payment methods and use them in one sales transaction.

Additionally, both vouchers and credit cards can be handled in one process online using a single transaction ID.

Wirecard head of sales travel and transport Jan Rübel said: “Vouchers are an important element in customer loyalty. With the new platform, we are offering ÖBB travellers a concrete redeemable benefit and thus more added values. We are delighted with our strategically important collaboration with ÖBB and look forward to continued cooperation in future.”

ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG (passenger transport) marketing director Martin Schmutz said: “We are clearly and definitively driving forward ÖBB’s digitisation strategy in order to offer our passengers as many advantages as possible. With Wirecard at our side, we have found a reliable partner with whom to implement these innovative product concepts.”