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Flutterwave Partners with Paypal to Transform eCommerce Payments for African Merchants

PayPal has joined forces with Flutterwave to allow PayPal users around the world to pay African merchants through Flutterwave’s platform. This collaboration is expected to be 'instrumental' in supporting SMEs and freelancers to overcome the many challenges presented by the...

Jumia to Introduce New Pick Up Stations in Ghana

Jumia has expanded its delivery service with the introduction of new pick-up locations across Ghana - something that the company hopes will allow customers to receive their orders faster while saving money. With over 20 pick up stations already operational...

Mastercard and DPO Partner to Help African Businesses Move Online

African digital payments company, DPO Group, has launched an e-commerce store that is powered by Mastercard’s payments gateway technology. Through this platform, DPO hopes merchants across Africa will be able to swiftly move their businesses online and continue to...

Jumia ditches two African markets

Earlier this week, Jumia announced that it's suspending all e-commerce operations in Tanzania - this comes just two weeks after Africa's 'Amazon' revealed its exit from Cameroon - making it the second African market to lose the site in...

Virtual cards allow South Africans to shop anywhere online

Global payments company, Tutuka, is the issuer of virtual cards in South Africa. Virtual Visa and Mastercards have said to be helping South African businesses offer their consumers a more secure way to shop online.  Virtual cards can be created...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

Nigeria's online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its 'Women & Youth Empowerment' pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June 2019. Jumia Nigeria's Chief Executive Officer,...

Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect...

Ghana’s Top 12 eCommerce Websites

Ghana's Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has launched an internet payment gateway to enable holders of domestic Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments and purchases online. The launch of the ‘gh-link e-Commerce’ is set to promote e-commerce...

Nigeria: Yudala launches e-commerce store

With e-commerce growing within Africa, Yudala has now launched its very own online shopping platform in Nigeria. According to the online retailer, the launch of its e-commerce platform follows the opening of four additional physical stores in Lagos. Yudala revealed that...

Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the...
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