06 Jun Vodafone’s Safaricom with M-Pesa Biggest Kenyan Market Share for eCommerce Payment

Kenya online payment solutions - Kenya eCommerce payments - Kenya M-Pesa payments - African ecommerce payments The Kenya mobile payments market is dominated by M-Pesa which can now be accepted via African Payment Solutions.  Airtel, Orange and Yu have either pulled out or playing a secondary role when it comes to mobiles and payment. Vodafone owns Safaricom and M-Pesa is a Vodafone mobile payment product.  The method is asynchronous but it works and even...
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01 Jun eCommerce and Online Payment in Nigeria is Advancing Rapidly with the Support of Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In Nigeria, global cards like Visa, MasterCard and China UnionPay are widely issued and accepted for online payment as are local cards such as Verve and eTranzact.  Mobile payment methods proliferate in Nigeria and are also widely accepted like Paga, MTN Mobile money, PocketMoni All Nigerians now have to register for what is called a BVN (Bank Verification Number) through providing their biometrics (including fingerprinting), and a PIN.  This BVN is with ...
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25 May African continent: Mobile Connectivity - Mobile Payments - The Mobile Commerce Opportunity in Africa

Accepting online payments from Africa - African eCommerce payments - African eCommerce payment strategy Mobile payments in Africa are here to stay so multinational eCommerce companies need to get linked and grow their eCommerce businesses with the expansion of mobile payment capability across the continent.   eCommerce is starting to take off in Africa, making up between 1-3% GDP in seven sub-Saharan African countries, and with further predictions indicating ...
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22 May eCommerce and Online Payments in Ghana (Africa) - MTN Mobile money, TigoCash, Airtel Money

In some of the remote parts of Nigeria and Ghana the internet can be poor.  But in the cities like Lagos and Accra connectivity is excellent and mobile phone penetration is almost 100% with many people carrying more than one mobile device. Mobile payment is picking up fast in Ghana.  MTN Mobile money is currently the leader followed by TigoCash and Airtel Money.  All three of these are mobile phone payment methods in Ghana. Mobile money is the best ...
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19 May African eCommerce and Online Payment - Intra-trade Paving the Way for Multinational eCommerce Companies Expanding Across Africa

Nigeria - Kenya - South Africa Online payment solutions;  - Online credit card payments; eCommerce payments; M-Pesa payments for eCommerce African consumers are increasingly connected and downloading of mobile applications is most prevalent in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.  These countries are also the most eCommerce-active countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Payment Solutions is focusing on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa as the hubs fo...
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18 May Mobile Payment is King in Kenya When it Comes to Multinational eCommerce

Kenya online payment solutions - Kenya credit card payments - Kenya eCommerce payments - Kenya M-Pesa payments It’s all happening in Kenya when it comes to mobile payments.  Things just get better and better. Mobile payment were recently at their highest levels ever recorded with a monthly value of transactions in excess of $2bn. This makes mobile money the leading form of payment in Kenya and with African Payment Solutions, the growth in mobile p...
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16 May Nigerian Online Payment Methods - Debit cards, Credit cards and Paga

Nigeria online payment solutions - Nigeria credit card payments - Nigeria ecommerce payments - African ecommerce payments The Nigerian online payment economy for multinational eCommerce companies expanding to the region includes predominantly Scheme debit cards, some local brands such as Verve debit card and mobile payment method Paga. Issuance of cards available in circulation for payment in Nigeria is up to 80m. Most of these are pin-based cards and have a relat...
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21 Apr Cash vs Card vs Mobile Payments in African eCommerce Payment “In Africa we are Mobile people and not Card people”

Everything happens on the mobile device in most African countries and most African eCommerce and mCommerce transactions.  The ability to search and browse products, buy and pay on the mobile in one seamless transaction is necessary.  For online payment in most countries in Africa for example Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, multinational eCommerce companies can’t use a universal payment method like credit card.  More than one key payment method...
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19 Apr eCommerce Credit Card Acquiring vs Alternative Mobile Payment Methods in Africa

Africa is a hotbed for eCommerce and mCommerce growth and is likely to outpace and leapfrog other continents.  Africa has more than 100m middle class households with a steadily increasing disposable income.   The young and up and coming 70% of the African population is under 35, most have a mobile in their hands, are hungry for branded goods, linked to the internet and have at least one local payment method with which to buy online. It has historically b...
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18 Apr Africa is Home to Alternative Mobile Payments for eCommerce and mCommerce

Africa is the home of alternative mobile payments and with over a billion consumers Africa is ripe for eCommerce and mCommerce .  In Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are moving ahead in leaps and bounds with increasing mobile penetration levels, financial inclusion and internet connectivity.   Initial focus is on digital goods and as courier and delivery services improve, eCommerce of physical goods will continue to increase.  Incr...
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