Money Transfer: Why Has this Taken so Long? Genkiosk, the Kiosk Software, Opens up Self-Service Money Transfer - Globally

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In days gone by, transferring money from one place to another – especially internationally – was costly, arduous and time-consuming. Those days are long gone. Especially in countries where self-service kiosks, powered by Genkiosk the kiosk software, are installed. And business is booming, particularly in regions like the Middle East with a high proportion of migrant workers sending money home.

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Fill the car with fuel. Pop in to pay the bill. Grab a drink. All done? Not yet. Because in more and more locations, self-service kiosks are popping up. Now you can do so much more, whenever you want.

And money transfer – remittances – is one example of self-service that is booming.

Genkiosk is the most powerful kiosk management solution, so the makers – GWD Media – have the data to assess what is happening around the world, as James Oladujoye their CEO explains: “Money transfer kiosks have taken us a bit by surprise – maybe because I live in Europe. But in certain parts of the world there is a huge market. People want to send money home. Internationally, yes – especially where you have a migrant workforce like the Middle East. But domestically too, say in a country like the Philippines where people move to the cities but maintain their links with their roots.”

These economic factors have led to an increase of business – and an extension of focus – for Genkiosk. The kiosk software that started with Internet access has now expanded to include:

    Paying bills
    Printing photos
    Accessing the Internet or information
    Transferring money
    Browsing and shopping.

And every country has its own specific needs: self-service is just a way of making things quicker and easier.

Self-service kiosks help people get online, stay in touch and do business – especially in places where domestic broadband access is limited.

GWD Media, the international supplier of Genkiosk, the kiosk management software, has announced a new drive into regions where these services offer most value. The initiative follows independent research now released as a white paper available for download. This drive supplements Genkiosk services like bill payment, retail, and photo - which match the booming requirements of populations looking for easy, flexible facilities, without the need for bank accounts or credit cards.

Genkiosk has seen self-service kiosks growing hugely in popularity over the last few years. Not everywhere, but in certain parts of the world, wherever the commercial proposition makes sense for customers and end-users.

The kiosks are simple and fast to use. The availability is high – up to 24 hours a day – and they often remove the need for customers to stand in line or wait for human assistance.
The result for end users: they get what they want - quick and easy.
Long established in North America and Europe, high growth areas in recent years have included the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Examples include the UAE and the Island of Fiji, where Genkiosk is already well established

Genkiosk was first developed in Europe, and has now gone global. Location is no longer critical to taking full control of self-service estates, as James Oladujoye, CEO of GWD Media explains: “Going into the Cloud – where Genkiosk computer services are delivered remotely regardless of global region – has transformed our business. Customers everywhere deserve– and demand – the very best. Nowadays, why should it matter which part of the world you are in, as far as software services are concerned? Our new clients everywhere will enjoy the latest and the best – just like our existing customers in Dubai, London, Seattle or wherever.”

Genkiosk, from GWD Media was first developed to run and manage pay-as-you-go Internet kiosks. It has now grown to cover the full range of self-service applications.
After launching in Europe, it expanded first to the Americas, then the Middle East and beyond, going global via multinational customers and now with direct clients as far afield as Fiji in the South Pacific.

Genkiosk is delivered via the Cloud, maximising service and availability in every region of the world.

VeoVend, the sister of Genkiosk, provides the same monitoring and management services for more traditional vending (snacks, drinks, beverages, retail.) A hardware plug-in, with mobile phone SIM, gives online access to even the most basic vending machine.

GWD Media is headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and operates worldwide.

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