17 Jul MNO's and African eCommerce and Mobile Payment Methods - Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

Mobile payment is hotting up in Africa in the wake of M-Pesa as possibly the most successful mobile payment method in the world and certainly in emerging markets. MTN with the Mobile Money is expanding across countries looking for traction and opportunities to capitalise on the growth in demand for payments by African consumers in and more recently in Ivory Coast and Uganda. Money transfer is the driver at this stage but it bodes well for bolting on to African Pay...
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14 Jul eCommerce Growth and Online Payment in Africa - Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya and now Ghana

Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are the hubs and entry point for Multinational eCommerce companies entering the African eCommerce market and looking for online payment through African Payment Solutions, and Ghana is hot on their heels.   Ghana’s Vice-President Bawumia is driving digital financial inclusion with MasterCard towards a cashless society in 2020. Most Ghanaians have a mobile phone. According to UNCDF, 40% of adults in the least developed count...
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13 Jul M-Pesa eCommerce Payment Method in Kenya Through a Simple API

The originator of M-Pesa, Michael Joseph says M-Pesa was originally designed to facilitate disbursement and repayment of microloans way before it became a de facto eCommerce payment method through a single integration to pan-African payment methods via African Payment Solutions. M-Pesa as a payment method way exceeded expectations and grew exponentially to become the leading and primary payment method in Kenya through the championing of maverick Kenyan executive Be...
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12 Jul African eCommerce Potential and Online Payment Metrics

Rapid urbanization, a resilient and adapting middle class, accelerating consumption patterns and the ability to get paid via the local payment methods through African Payment Solutions are driving eCommerce for big brands across the continent.   The African region is becoming “more widely recognized as the world’s most exciting and attractive frontier investment destination”.  Many of the fastest growing cities in the world are in Africa...
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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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