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Lithuania Post to Introduce Payment Collection Terminals

Oct 31, 2013

On the 23rd of February, in Vilnius, the shopping and business centre Europa, the first payment collection terminal in Lithuania Mokomatas was introduced to the representatives of the press. With the help of the terminal, which is similar to automated teller machines, users will be able to pay bills for services provided by more than 1500 different enterprises and institutions in a quick and convenient way.



“Today the five terminals Mokomatas were put into operation in Lithuania. The terminals were offered to the Lithuanian market by the companies AB Lietuvos paštas and UAB ERP, cooperating under a lease agreement,” said the CEO of AB Lietuvos paštas Andrius Urbonas during the introduction of the terminal. “Lithuania Post is leasing the terminals from the company ERP for symbolic commissions”.

The novelty in Lithuania, the system of the payment collection terminals with software, has been created by the ERP and Antigravity Ventures using their own funds. This is the only certified system adapted to the Lithuanian market. The company EPR has invested into this project more than 1 million litas. According to the CEO of Lithuania Post, the company invited partners of Lithuanian capital to develop a common pilot project having expectations that the system will be acceptable and convenient for customers and will boost the development of IT services in Lithuania. The partner has been chosen following the requirements for public procurement procedures.


The terminals enable residents to pay themselves bills for utilities, telecommunication, the Internet, cable TV, insurance, and other services. Until the 31st of March, payments made using Mokomatas will not be charged.


According to the Minister of Transport and Communications Eligijus Masiulis, having participated in the press conference, this technological solution gives a possibility for Lithuania Post to be in a closer contact with residents. “This novelty shows that Lithuania Post wants and can be modern, flexible, innovative and able to employ new technologies for the provision of services,” said the Minister.


 The first payment collection terminals Mokomatas can be found in large shopping centres, their operational hours coincide with those of the shopping centres. It is very easy to make payments via Mokomatas: all the user needs is to scan the bar code of a bill or enter its number and insert the calculated amount of money in cash. In the nearest future payments by credit cards will be accepted as well.


“The creation of the terminals is a large step in making our services more convenient and accessible to our clients as well as in expanding financial activities of the company,” said A. Urbonas. In post offices, services of financial mediation have been provided for many years; in the year 2009, income from financial services constituted more than 30 per cent of all sales income of Lithuania Post. Moreover, nowadays priority to financial activities is given by many enterprises acting in the postal sector throughout the world”.


“At present similar terminals are popular in many countries. With the help of the terminals payment of taxes and fees becomes quick, convenient, and simple,” says Markas Zbarskis, the CEO of the IT and management consulting company ERP, which has created the system of payment collection terminals and is carrying out technical implementation. The project is being carried out by the ERP’s investment unit Antigravity Ventures.


According to M. Zbarskis, the system of the terminals differs from analogical projects in terms of abundance of services. “We have plans to extend the scope of services by possibilities to buy tickets to cultural events or the cinema and watch the extract of that movie as well as perform many other operations,” said M. Zbarskis.


The postal services providers from other countries already show interest in the system of the terminals designed by the ERP.


The first payment collection terminals Mokomatas were installed in Vilnius, the business and shopping centre Europa, shopping and entertainment centre Akropolis, shopping centres Rimi Hypermarket located in Savanorių and Žirmūnų streets, and in Kaunas shopping centre Savas. If the pilot project achieves its purpose, it is intended to establish a chain of 200-300 terminals in Lithuania.


AB Lietuvos paštas


Lithuania Post is the largest and having the longest experience postal services provider in Lithuania, running the largest network of postal outlets in our country.


At present the AB Lietuvos paštas employs 7627 employees, the postal network consists of 735 post offices and 28 mobile posts.


UAB ERP


The ERP is one of the largest Lithuanian IT and management consulting companies. Currently the company is carrying out more than ten large business management system implementation projects in Lithuania as well as in Asian countries, Georgia, and Belarus.


The company has established its offices in Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia, Finland, also is an active market player in Estonia, Great Britain, Poland, Kirgizstan, and other countries.


The values declared by the company of this Lithuanian capital are: ecology, citizenship, and social responsibility.


Antigravity Ventures


The Antigravity Ventures is the investment unit of the ERP, investing into new businesses, employing the experience gained and partnerships, giving priority to innovations, new technologies, software, communication, and sport projects.