Paysho, the innovative online escrow service, revolutionizes online transactions, ensuring a secure platform for buyers and sellers amid rising online fraud. In an environment where scams are prevalent, Paysho acts as a crucial safeguard, holding funds until all parties are satisfied that transaction terms are met.
Online Transactions Challenges
Online transactions, particularly on classifieds and buy-and-sell platforms, face significant fraud risks, creating hurdles for genuine users and opportunities for scammers. Paysho directly addresses this challenge by providing a third-party platform that guarantees financial protection and instills confidence in users.
Urgent need for secure transactions
In South Africa, where the urgency for secure transactions is underscored by a high incidence of financial crime, Paysho fulfills a critical need. Despite the existence of escrow services for decades, a 2019 Paysho survey revealed that 86% of online classified shoppers were unaware of escrow services. This lack of awareness contributes to numerous reports of scams, emphasizing the necessity for platforms like Paysho.
Bongani Matshisi, the visionary behind Paysho, conceived the platform after encountering trust issues in online transactions. Facing reluctance from potential customers to send money outside their immediate geographic area, he recognized the need for a solution. Paysho, with its innovative escrow, ensures secure payments, eliminates scam fears, and provides a trusted space for buyers and sellers.
Matshisi emphasizes the role of Paysho, ” The exchange of goods and services for money has existed for thousands of years. What the internet has done is widen the marketplace & remove the geographical barriers for buyers and sellers, which means that someone from Kimberly can now buy an iPhone from someone in Butterworth and vice versa. Platforms such as Gumtrees and Facebook Marketplace have made it rife with scammers trying to find their next victim. Paysho exists to eliminate all those platforms by serving as a shield against there’s threats and also envisions a safer, more informed consumer landscape.