Tickster has signed a deal with Blippit to integrate and pilot test its app terminal with the Swedish digital ticketing firm’s cash system.

The deal would see Blippit’s hardware integrate with the ticketing cash system, as well as providing capabilities for fans to pay via Swish’s physical mobile payment app.

Swish currently has more than 6.5 million users in Sweden and 180,000 subscriber companies. In 2018, close to 400 million payments were made with Swish.

Johan Skogsberg, sales manager at Tickster, said: “We are really pleased to be the first cash system to offer fast Swish payments in the physical environment. We believe this will be really well received by our customers.”

Tickster’s cash register system is designed for organisers of music, culture and sports events, with its customers including Liseberg, Sweden Rock, FBK, HV71, UKK and Vasaloppet.

The integration means that the app terminal works in conjunction with Tickster’s cash system in a similar way to a card terminal and enables Swish payments.

Pilot tests for the integration are scheduled to begin this month.

Joachim Samuelsson, chief executive of Blippit, added: “We are very happy to come into the market together with Tickster and that the integration went both quickly and smoothly.

“Tickster has several interesting customers, including Liseberg and a number of SHL clubs, through which we could do pilot testing of the app terminal. Together we will now work to make it easy to Swisha at various events.”

Earlier this week, Tickster teamed up with Småland’s Music & Theater as its new supplier for events arranged at the house for performing arts, Kulturhuset Spira.