A Paradigm Shift in Digital Payments
In a groundbreaking collaboration, iPay, a leading digital payment platform in Kenya, has joined forces with Visa to introduce "Tap Ulipe," leveraging Visa's Tap to Phone technology. This strategic alliance aims to revolutionize digital payments for small businesses, fostering a seamless and efficient payment ecosystem for both merchants and customers.
The cornerstone of this collaboration is the implementation of Visa's Tap to Phone technology, encapsulated in the innovative "Tap Ulipe" solution. This cutting-edge technology is seamlessly integrated into the MobiGo 2 device—an internet-enabled, portable device that rivals the size of modern smartphones. This integration provides merchants with a spectrum of solutions that extend beyond conventional payments, eliminating the need for cumbersome POS machines.
Multiple Avenues for Digital Transactions
"Tap Ulipe" empowers merchants by offering them a multifaceted approach to digital transactions. For those equipped with NFC-enabled smartphones, a dedicated app can be downloaded from the Google Play store, enabling them to accept contactless payments. This versatility not only simplifies the payment process but also broadens the scope of payment acceptance for merchants, marking a significant advancement in the small business payment landscape.
iPay's Vision: Driving Sales and Innovation
Philip Nyamwaya, the CEO of iPay, envisions "Tap Ulipe" as a catalyst for increased sales within the iPay merchant network. The integration of this innovative technology aligns with iPay's commitment to advancing small businesses in the digital payment realm. Nyamwaya emphasizes the potential of "Tap Ulipe" to unlock previously untapped revenue streams, providing merchants with access to a broader financial spectrum.
"We're thrilled about the opportunities that Tap Ulipe brings to our valued merchant network. This innovative technology has the potential to unlock previously untapped revenue from customer transactions, giving them access to more money," said Philip Nyamwaya, CEO of iPay.
Visa's Perspective: A Growth Strategy for Small Businesses
Eva Ngigi-Sarwari, Visa Kenya Country Manager, underscores the significance of adopting Tap to Phone technology as a robust growth strategy for small businesses across Kenya. The technology facilitates easy and secure contactless payments, instilling confidence in customers and encouraging repeat purchases. As the digital landscape evolves, the Tap to Phone technology emerges as a powerful tool, elevating the way small businesses transact and thrive in the ever-changing market.
"With Tap to Phone technology, businesses can provide their customers with easy and secure contactless payments, giving them peace of mind and encouraging repeat purchases. It is a powerful tool that will elevate the way small businesses transact, allowing them to thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape," commented Eva Ngigi-Sarwari, Visa Kenya Country Manager.