Distribution Systems

In cooperation with SBB, we handle the entire product range, including distribution via the WebService and AgentClient systems. Swiss Travel System is also in charge of handling questions related to public transport in Switzerland, as well as cross-border connections with neighboring countries.

We offer various distribution options for the purchase of our products. Our market managers will be happy to advise and assist you in selecting the distribution channel best suited to your requirements.

WebService

WebService is a data interface that enables partners to sell tickets through their own distribution applications. SBB provides the date. The distribution application is developed by the partners themselves, or an integration into the partner’s front end application is effected.

WebService can be used in two forms:

  • Affiliate: The partner receives timetable and pricing information via WebService, displays the offers in his own application and links to the SBB WebShop for booking (B2C).
  • Booking: The partner receives timetable and pricing information via WebService, displays offers in his own application and also executes encashment and fulfilment.

AgentClient

AgentClient is a software solution enabling partners to sell e-tickets for public transport in Switzerland at served sales outlets.

Please note that:

  • This platform is not available for end clients.
  • The partner issues electronic tickets for national and international connections and simply sends them to the client via email.
  • The guided booking process is easy and self-explanatory. Also, additional entry fields for customised data are available in each booking mask.
  • SBB provides the complete distribution system, including booking mask for sale and support, as well as the integration into the back end application of the partner.
  • The necessary IT infrastructure (printer, Internet, hardware and software, etc.) is provided by the partner.
Swiss Travel System - Distribution System

General Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum turnover/potential STS AG: AgentClient priority market > CHF 100’000; active/reactive market > CHF 50’000; granting of a second year for target achievement.
  • No minimum turnover/potential for WebService. An implementation fee will be charged, however. This fee will be refunded in whole or in part if certain turnover thresholds have been reached in the first year.
  • Strong focus on substantial increase of turnover (no shifting of turnover from existing partners).
  • Completed company profile.
  • Partner services must include support, sale (incl. fulfillment), encashment and Service Apres Vente (after sales service – SAV).
  • Payment on account or by LSV (direct debiting procedure), no credit card.