09 Mar Corona Virus and How it Might Impact eCommerce and Online Sales and Payment Across Africa

I can’t believe, as an online payments purist, that I have succumbed to talking about Corona virus but, as you probably have gathered by now, we are passionate about helping our multinational eCommerce companies get paid across Africa and interested in anything that affects it directly.   Corona has kindly taken its time to get to Africa.  The arrival is inevitable and I thought we could be prepared and think through the effects based on expe...
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06 Mar Revolutionary Mobile Payment Technology That Could Transform The African Payments Landscape With Easy Use Of Digital Currencies

Samsung’s new S20 range of smartphones have a built in non-custodial crypto wallet for storing digital currencies securely, having launched the technology last year.   The app on the phone makes it easy for consumers to load and securely manage and use a range of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and Ethereum.  Users will have control over their private keys. These new phones will make it so easy for Africans to buy, store and pay with digi...
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05 Mar African Payments: Jumia, the biggest eCommerce Company and Online Marketplace Explaining the African eCommerce Landscape

A great article and interview by PayPers with Sami Louali, EVP Financial Services at Jumia Group, on the African eCommerce market and its opportunities and challenges Here are some highlights with an online payments perspective for our multinational eCommerce companies entering the African eCommerce market and looking for a payment gateway and key payment methods.   Jumia, founded in 2012 is the leading eCommerce platform and marketplace in Africa, pro...
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04 Mar African eCommerce Payments: There Is Going To Be Fierce Competition Between Global And Local Mobile Monies Across Africa! Who Are Going To Be The Winners?

As you know from our previous blogs and videos, the mobile and mobile money is king across Africa.  Having talked about the back end interoperability and connectedness of traditional banking and mobile money systems, lets take a quick look at mobile payments and wallets in Africa and global payment systems that would like to be in Africa It is impossible to do a complete overview of digital wallets and mobile monies but this will give you an idea of the expl...
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