Tips to Move your Business Online

With the world under strict restrictions to minimize physical interactions with clients due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have entered into a goldrush era to move to digital platforms. Moving your business model online could be the breakthrough that your business is yearning for. This could be as simple as opening a social media page or having a fully interactive e-commerce website.Below are some tips to help you move your business online: Open and frequently manage your business’s social media pages • Many Kenyans are actively buying products and services from the comfort of their homes through their social media pages. These platforms, once effectively managed, are very key in building your credibility and building your brand. • Ensure that you have a dedicated resource to consistently post the content about your products and services that your business offers. This can range from educational information to attractive product photos. The dedicated social media representative should also be able to respond to any questions and concerns raised on your products or services. • It is also important to use relevant and dedicated hashtags that will be applied to all your posts across all platforms. Set aside a budget to sponsor content ...
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Press Release: iPay advises the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife and Facebook digital marketing program on how to safely use online payment solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic

9th July 2020, Nairobi, Kenya… In the month of July, the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife collaborated with Facebook and WYLDE International to launch the Boost with Facebook training for the Tourism and hospitality sector. With the tourism and hospitality sector in Kenya being hit hard due to the pandemic, the Boost with Facebook program is designed to help hundreds of tourism stakeholders to use the Facebook family of apps (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp) to boost their businesses’ marketing efforts during these uncertain times. Speaking about the launch of the program, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Hon. Najib Balala said, “Boost with Facebook for the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife coincides with our efforts at the Ministry to work with industry stakeholders to review the existing National Tourism Policy to respond to the challenges of COVID-19. Through this program, the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife aims to equip SMB’s in the tourism sector with vital digital marketing skills to help them recover from the losses incurred due to the Coronavirus pandemic.” With businesses going online to maintain visibility during this time, SMBs were encouraged to use digital platforms to ensure safe online payment solutions for their clients. Speaking ...
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Press Release: UnionPay International and iPay expand online payment services to support consumers and merchants

Nairobi, Kenya 1st July, 2020 - UnionPay International (UPI), the world’s largest cardholder base, has partnered with iPay in Kenya to enable its cardholders to access over 8000 online merchants across Africa. The partnership will see UPI cardholders hold transactions with big African brands that include Jumia, Glovo, Dominos, Decathlon, National Museums of Kenya, Ramtons Electronics, MyDawa, Urban Coffee, the Africa Legal Network as well as banks, restaurants and entertainment clubs and churches. Mr. Luping Zhang, General Manager at UnionPay International Africa Branch, sees the completion of this project as “another milestone in UnionPay’s expansion on the continent”. He further stated, “We believe that it is eminent for the public to understand the benefits of digital payments, beyond reducing physical contact during this difficult time, smooth payment services and attractive promotions are key to fostering this understanding.” UPI has experienced an increased global online transaction of about 20% as more people are adopting digital payments to minimize physical contact and cash handling amid the global pandemic. Commenting on the partnership, the Managing Director at iPay, Mr. Philip Nyamwaya, noted that this partnership is another feather in the cap of the varied and flexible payment channels that iPay already offers. “This ...
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Happy Father’s Day

Written by Wangeci Kanyeki On Father’s Day celebrated globally on the third Sunday of June, iPay joins the global celebration of fatherhood by doing an activation for people to submit their craziest stories of their dads on our social media pages. iPay merchants also joined the celebration by offering Happy Father’s Day offers, so look out for the best offer to let your father know that you love and appreciate them. We believe that good fatherhood builds confident families which generates strong pillars of society. Fathers are encouraged to be: Present: – Available to their families for companionship, building memories for their families and being physically and emotionally present for each member of the family.Provide: – A father should provide financial support, counsel, and guidance to his family.Protect: – A father does all they can to keep their families safely protected. If you know a father or a father figure, who exhibits these characters, we encourage that you express your appreciation for all they have done. It is tough being a father because it is a lifetime of responsibility and a role that will show courage even in uncertain times. Check out some gift ideas for your fathers and show ...
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Increasing Transparency in Digital Donation Drives

In the past few months, we have seen an increase in the number of people and organizations seeking public engagement in raising funds for various causes to help vulnerable and affected families. Running a donation drive may seem easy, but the real task comes about when the individual or organization needs to show and prove accountability for the donations they have received. The rise of technology-driven integrated payment platforms, such as iPay, have made it so much easier to achieve this. Such solutions, once integrated with your donation drive’s main collection platform, provide real-time reporting on cash received from all channels, be it debit or credit cards, bank transfers, or mobile money payments. With over 10 years of experience in the local market, iPay has partnered with some donation drives in the Kenyan market to provide a safe and secure payment processing platform. During this COVID-19 season, Jerotich Seii, humanitarian and development consultant, leveraged iPay’s digital payments technology in her campaign, #HumanityKe, a donation drive to help families affected by the measures put in to curb the spread of COVID-19. “iPay’s platform has made it possible for me to quickly track the donation amount values and I do not have ...
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Providing the Nation with Organic Foods During the Pandemic: Testimony from iPay Merchant – Sylvia’s Basket by Wangeci Kanyeki

Sylvia Kuria is an organic farmer, trainer, and founder of Sylvia’s Basket, a retail organic produce outlet based at Soko Safi Mall on Ngong Road next to Green House Building in Nairobi. In this piece, she shares about the passion behind her business and how she has used technology to upscale her business. How she started In 2009, Sylvia started a kitchen garden that got her questioning the food safety she was feeding her family. So, in 2013, she decided to try out organic farming which confirmed just how harmful pesticides are for the environment and human health. “Weaning my children into solids, made me resolve that I would feed them with whole food that is not laced with chemicals.” She researched and attended various organic farming training that helped her get started. With time, she began selling her organic produce to her friends and doing vegetable deliveries to homes and offices. “I used to receive the payments on my personal MPESA line. This was not very efficient because business money was getting mixed up with my money. I would end up buying my household bread and milk with the business money, which caused such a headache when doing the ...
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Hygiene Tips to Observe When Ordering Food Items Online

Online delivery services have become more common as many vendors seek to stay in business within the social distancing guidelines put in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Most of us are now ordering our essential shopping, including food and veggies from vendors online. Even with this, we all need to practice high hygiene standards. Here are some tips to observe when ordering for food items online: As you are making your order, it is advisable to select a payment option that does not involve physical contact with the delivery partner through the exchange of cash. Also be sure to give precise location details, to reduce your chances of going where there are other people. Once the delivery partner arrives, ask them to drop off the items at a safe distance (1.5m away or at the gate), or wear a mask as you go to meet them to receive your order. Pay for your order through one of the various options provided by the vendor’s platform and refrain from using cash. You can also tip the delivery partner using the various payment options e.g. MPESA or Bank transfer, once he shares his details. Wear gloves or sanitize ...
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Benefits of Using A Cashless Payment System

Traders counting money at a market. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the Kenyan Government has issued a directive that Kenyans should minimize social interactions and physical transactions with cash, in a bid to reduce the transfer of the Covid-19 disease from one person to another. This means that the use of cashless payment systems is on the rise. So, what exactly do cashless payments mean? These are all payments and transactions that take place without the use of physical money. Transactions are carried out electronically using various devices and systems put in place by players in the financial industry. Such include mobile money, mobile banking, online payments, use of credit or debit cards, mobile wallet payments, among others. There are several benefits to using cashless payment systems. These include: Fast, easy and convenient – Cashless payments are highly dependent on technology, which makes it possible to complete transactions in a matter of seconds or minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One can transact easily across the globe as this is not geographically limiting. Platforms such as iPay, have made it easy for one to ...
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Celebrating Women-led Businesses in Kenya

Mechanic On Call App Founder, Agnes Mutua In the month of March iPay Africa is celebrating equality for women. We celebrate Agnes Mutua, an experienced manager in the transport industry, who founded Mechanic on Call. This is a platform that provides car repair and maintenance services to stranded drivers by matching them with credible and trustworthy mechanics at an affordable price. Founded in 2018, Mechanic on call has been able to provide quality services to clients and generate credibility to the mechanics under its network. 1. What problem are you solving through your business? Stranded drivers – In the event that a driver gets stranded on the road, we can provide them with fast, affordable and authentic mechanical services from our qualified mechanics. We also conduct follow-ups to check on the client based on the services offered. Affordable tow services - With the availability of the Mechanic on Call App, one can locate towing services that are closest to their location. This service is now providing an affordable alternative to the police appointed tow trucks. Unemployment – We also give mechanics an opportunity to offer their services to our clients. 2. What support do you need to grow your business? ...
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TIPS TO HACK 2020 VALENTINE’S DAY

Have a Ball at the office… Who said that Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? Enjoy your day by showing some love to your workmates with Domino’s pizza and enjoy FREE DELIVERY! Say it with a bouquet Roses are red, Violets are blue, nothing says I LOVE YOU more than fresh cut flowers for your person. Get that special surprise with Same Day Flower Delivery amazing Valentine’s Day offers. Enjoy a No Sweat Candlelight dinner Take that much-desired break from the kitchen and take your pallet on a culinary excursion with some wine and a delicious meal conveniently delivered right to your doorstep via Yum and TurnUp. Movie night with Bae Enjoy the latest blockbusters with 100Ksh off each ticket for 2 or more tickets purchased via MyTiketi on 14th of Feb ...
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