ZipZap Partners with Softgate Systems to Expand U.S. Payment Center Network

Consumers Using ZipZap Payment Option Can Now Pay Cash for Online Transactions at More Than 10,000 Softgate Payment Center Agent Locations

San Francisco, CA, March 17, 2012 --( ZipZap, Inc., the leading global cash transaction network today announced it has partnered with Softgate Systems to expand its U.S. network of payment centers. Consumers will now be able to make payments for all ZipZap transactions at more than 18,000 independent agent locations.

“Partnering with Softgate enables us to rapidly expand our payment center network into local communities across the U.S.,” said Alan Safahi, Founder and CEO of ZipZap. “This expansion will provide consumers with more locations to make payments for ZipZap transactions at the neighborhood stores they frequent regularly.”

Softgate Systems operates one of the largest networks of walk-in bill payment and financial services distribution centers in the United States. Through this network, consumers using ZipZap’s cash payment services will have the ability to complete their transactions quickly and easily at merchant locations in their local neighborhood. “ZipZap’s cash payment services truly meet the needs of the cash-preferred consumer who wants to expand their purchasing options,” said Paul Schmidt, Vice President, Product Development, Softgate Systems. “We strive to provide our merchants and their consumers with a full suite of service providers to meet all of their cash payment needs.”

About ZipZap, Inc.
ZipZap, Inc. is the leading global cash transaction network enabling consumers to use cash to make online purchases, pay bills, and top-up eWallets, prepaid cards and mobile accounts. Through a global network of over 700,000 payment centers, consumers can complete transactions in their neighborhood conveniently and easily using local currency. As an alternative payments provider, ZipZap is redefining the payment experience for more than one billion cash-preferred consumers worldwide.

Founded in 2010, ZipZap is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations around the globe. For more information, visit

About Softgate Systems, Inc.
Softgate Systems, Inc., through its Retail Payments Exchange platform, provides an open electronic exchange connecting product and service providers to the cash-preferred consumer base. Operating through one of the largest networks of independent retail-based payment centers in the U.S., Softgate Systems provides reliable walk-in bill payment, domestic and international prepaid wireless, prepaid long distance, gift cards, international top-ups and international bill payments through their PayXchange service. Softgate Systems, formerly known as IPP of America, was established in 1993. Today, Softgate Systems connects world class service providers and consumers through its over 20,000 retail locations throughout the U.S - over half of which operate as PayXchange payment centers. For more information, visit

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ZipZap, Inc.

Brenda Amarant
Softgate Systems
ZipZap, Inc.
Scott Holt