Sylvia Mulinge Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom(right)and Head of M-PESA product Management at Safaricom Boniface Mungania(left)
Safaricom has today announced a partnership with Ant Financial Services that will allow Kenyans to shop on AliExpress and pay for their purchases using M-PESA. The move will help more Kenyans to be able to buy products from the eCommerce platform and pay via payment platform they are familiar with.
Kenyans shopping on Aliexpress.com will be presented with M-PESA as one of the payment options when checking out their shopping cart on the app or website. Once customers select M-PESA, they will then key in their mobile phone numbers and will subsequently receive a prompt on their phones to type their M-PESA PIN to complete the payment.
Customers will be able to select M-PESA as a payment method and then have their total cost displayed in Kenya Shillings with standard Lipa Na M-PESA Paybill charges applicable for each transaction. Shoppers will also have the option of using their post office box numbers as the delivery location for their items.
The service is already live on the AliExpress app and will be available on the AliExpress website in coming weeks.