Payments Blog

Digital Wallets APIs - The Future of Payments and Interoperability in Africa

November 12th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot

This article will discuss the current condition of payment and the future payment systems in Africa and why we believe digital wallets APIs are at the most important component of it.

An overview of payments in Africa

Most of the people of Africa have low computer literacy and they are …

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7 Reasons Why You Should Choose IntaSend As Your Online Payment API Provider In Kenya

October 7th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides an online payment API for developers in Kenya. If you are looking for a provider for your payment automation, continue reading to learn more about our services.

Payments are a big part of our everyday lives in today's digital world. We use payments for almost everything — from …

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Bank Transfer API - The Ultimate Guide

October 1st, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Keeping track of financial transactions is a time-consuming task. Whether you are an individual, small business owner, or institution with multiple users accessing accounts, keeping tabs on who paid what and when is challenging. Fortunately, the modern age has brought numerous digital tools and services to simplify our daily lives …

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How To Integrate A Checkout Process Into Your Website: The Ultimate Guide To Selling Online

October 1st, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Online shopping is growing fast, but that doesn’t mean everyone is ready to buy products directly from your website. Most shoppers still prefer to browse products on an e-commerce platform like Amazon rather than going directly to a brand’s website to buy something. Research shows that 69% of shoppers (equivalent …

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Payment Gateway API - Send And Receive Money with IntaSend

September 27th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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As a business owner, you know that providing your customers with multiple payment options is critical to building a great customer experience. You want to make it as easy as possible for them to purchase your products and services. This is where a payment gateway comes in. A Payment Gateway …

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The Complete Guide To Payment Gateway APIs

September 27th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Payment gateway APIs are a core part of our everyday lives. You’ll find them on websites, apps, and even physical POS terminals. In most cases, they’re barely noticed until you need to make a purchase.

An API (application programming interface) is a set of instructions software developers can use to …

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IntaSend Payment API For Developers - Use cases and how to get started

September 26th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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If you’re a developer, you know how challenging it can be to create user experiences that are intuitive and simple. This is especially true when developers need to integrate multiple APIs and services into their products. Thankfully, there are tools like the IntaSend Payment API for Developers that make things …

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How To Choose The Right API Payment Solution For Your Business: A Complete Guide

September 17th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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If you're a business owner or developer needing a payment API, you might feel overwhelmed by all the options. With so many different providers and API for payment solutions, it can be tough to know where to start.

When it comes to online payments, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Businesses …

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M-PESA B2B API Integration - The Best Way to Integrate M-PESA B2B in Your Business

September 16th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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It is no longer a surprise that seamless payment, from the consumer's perspective, is now a requirement that must be met at all costs. Even B2B business models should support simple payments, not just for customers but also for the company's overall expansion. At IntaSend, we recognize the value and …

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WooCommerce Payment API - Complete Guide

September 15th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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The WooCommerce Payment API is a set of functions that allow you to build custom payment experiences in your store. You can use these new payment types alongside or instead of default payment methods. The IntaSend Payment Gateway is a third-party plugin that provides an easy way to accept card, …

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Payment Gateway API - IntaSend

September 11th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Payment providers across the globe are finding new ways to keep their users/customers glued because of the industry’s heavy competition. Let’s face it; it’s been a long time since we’ve witnessed an industry grow so much. The attention the mobile money/digital wallet/payment solution industry has garnered in the past few …

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Wallet As A Service and Financial Inclusion

September 6th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Little banking activities like withdrawing money from ATMs, paying bills from the comfort of your home, and sending money without having to go to the bank physically are all things an average person should have access to. Still, sadly, that hasn’t been the case. For years, people have had to …

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The Best Wallet Service Provider - Why IntaSend? How does it Work?

September 3rd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Wallet as a service is a big part of the fintech revolution. It is a service that allows people to create and manage digital wallets where money can be kept, disbursed, and managed. It is growing in popularity because it simplifies the process of transferring funds between different accounts, making …

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How to Setup a Shopify Payment Gateway

September 3rd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend is a payment provider for African Merchants and an approved payment provider for Shopify payments. This means IntaSend is one of the Shopify payment method that is recognized and validated by the Shopify team. This article will discuss Shopify Payment Gateway Setup using IntaSend for Card and Mobile (M-Pesa) …

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Payment Gateway without Company Registration : How to get started

August 29th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend is a digital payments platform that allows businesses to accept payments without needing to set up their own payment systems. By using IntaSend, businesses can accept payments from customers using a wide range of payment options, including credit cards, direct bank transfers, e-wallets, and digital currencies. No company registration …

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Online Payments in Kenya - Top 5 Best Providers

August 26th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Kenya is contributing a lot to the global economy and is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The online community is largely responsible for this growth, with the number of Kenyan Internet users increasing to 21.7 million in the past few years. The internet penetration rate in the …

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Shopify MPesa - How to Integrate and Withdraw From Shopify

August 26th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Did you know that there are over 500 million mobile money users globally, with that number continuing to grow? Mobile payments are growing at an exponential rate and continue to become more commonplace. Mobile money transactions increased by 23% to $36.7 billion in 2021 from $27.5 billion in 2020. During …

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Payments API for Developers - IntaSend

August 20th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Payment gateways like IntaSend help businesses and developers to send and collect payments with ease. For example, IntaSend’s Payment API for developers can be used to integrate your app or website with one of the largest payment networks in the world to make it simple for your customers to pay …

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The Best Payment Solutions For Freelancers: Top 3 providers

August 15th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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The gig economy is one of the fastest-rising economies today as freelancers continue to surge from every part of the world. These independent workers are earning more money than ever before and have the flexibility to switch jobs and careers as often as they like. The gig economy is a …

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M-Pesa API Integration - Step-by-step Guide

August 13th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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The digital payment space is maturing and users are demanding a seamless experience across apps and services. This drives the need for enterprises to integrate payments (M-Pesa API integration) as a feature within their apps or services.

To achieve this, businesses can leverage APIs to create a frictionless user experience …

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CashApp in Kenya - Everything You Need To Know

August 13th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Cash app is one of the most popular mobile payment apps out there right now. People love it because it’s fast, easy to use and has some great features. It’s also cheap to use because users can transfer money for free if they have the cash app and link their …

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How To Accept Credit Card Payments on your Website

August 8th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend enables businesses and individuals to accept credit card payments online. In this article, we will share more on how payment gateways work, what makes IntaSend a preferred gateway, and how to get started today.

If you are like most people in the world, chances are you have something that …

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PayPal Withdrawal to Local Banks in Kenya

August 7th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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In this article, we will discuss on in detail PayPal withdrawal to local banks in Kenya and share more on online payments and alternatives to PayPal for Africa users. Online payments are changing rapidly globally, which has greatly improved how people can do business. Many years ago, people relied on …

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The Best Payment Gateway in Kenya - IntaSend

August 7th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides the best payment gateway service in Kenya. This article will share more on why we decided to build it, how it works, and our objectives. To better understand the dynamics in the payments industry in Kenya, let's look at the current landscape and trends.

The mobile money industry …

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PayPal To MPesa - How To Link And Withdrawal In Kenya

July 25th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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PayPal to MPesa has been many people’s go-to payment provider for all their online financial transactions. The trust has been repaid for many years, with PayPal consistently creating products that make online transactions easier for its users with each day that goes by. A company could only have risen to …

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PayPal MPesa - How To Get Paid Online With IntaSend

July 22nd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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PayPal MPesa is a popular way for freelancers in Kenya to get paid. How does it work? What are the challenges? This article addresses everything you need to know and recommends the best options.

The freelance market is becoming bigger by the day, and it would be unreasonable not to …

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What is an EOR? How do you pay remote contractors?

July 22nd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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What is an EOR? Why is it important? What other options do you have for you to pay remote workers? Businesses hire employees from all over the world - thanks to the gig economy. Freelancers and contractors get hired every day by some foreign company and they are paid for …

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Wallet As A Service API - 9 Best Use Cases

July 14th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Wallet as a Service API enables developers to build secure digital wallets (e-wallets) faster and with feasible budget. The world of finance is growing very rapidly and fintech is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today. As consumers and business owners have more options than ever when it …

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How to Pay Freelancers and International Contractors

June 29th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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If you’re struggling to find affordable and reliable payment methods to pay freelancers or to pay international contractors. We’ve all been there. Companies nowadays struggle with this due to many complications surrounding international payments to independent contractors in a foreign country and the excessive transaction fees (hidden charges) that this …

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How to Create Professional Invoices That Get You Paid

June 29th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Creating and sending a professional invoice is one of the most important things you can do as a freelance consultant or small business owner. An invoice is the only way for your customer to understand how much they need to pay you for your services. Because of this, your invoices …

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The Alternative to PayPal: Accepting Card Payments Online

June 27th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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This article will not only discuss the best alternative to PayPal in Africa, but it will also highlight some of the challenges African businesses go through. This is important for you to be aware of as you choose a payment provider for your business. Surviving in the e-commerce industry and …

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How to Choose a Cross-Border Payment Platform and API

June 23rd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Choosing the right cross-border payment platform for your business may be daunting. However, cost and speed are the two most common factors influencing people’s choices. So, you want a platform that will ensure efficiency and reduce the risks of transactions. With new solutions coming into the market, it is important …

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How to Set Up Payment Gateway for Your Ecommerce Website

June 23rd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Payment gateways are the on-demand engines that enable e-commerce businesses to accept customer payments. They are essential for any e-commerce business as they give customers a simple, secure, and fast way to pay for your products or services using their credit card or other payment methods. Without payment gateways, you …

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3DS2 (3D Secure 2.0) - Everything You Need to Know

June 12th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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3D Secure 2.0 (3DS2) is the real deal that tackles fraud and enhances security in online transactions in Africa and other places in the world. People embraced online transactions and internet shopping more during the lockdown; about 2.1 billion people shop online, and this is the same reason merchants, and …

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What is a payment gateway, and how does it work?

June 11th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Payment gateway connects the application programming interfaces (APIs) and the payment processing network (PPN). The payment gateway could be accessible in online stores or physical stores: the online payment gateway uses an internet-based network. However, the payment gateway is designed as a point of sale (POS) terminal in the physical …

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Flutterwave payment gateway alternative, Flutterwave vs IntaSend

June 10th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides a Flutterwave payment gateway alternative by enabling merchants to collect card payments, mobile, crypto, bank, and send cross-border payments. In this article, we will share more details about the IntaSend payment gateway and why we think it is a better alternative to Flutterwave.

Flutterwave is a billion-dollar …

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Why You Should Use A Global Payroll Payment Processor: The 3 Reasons

June 10th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Global payroll can be a challenge for businesses that have remote teams. In this post-pandemic age, remote jobs have become the new normal, and people are increasingly shifting toward working from the comfort of their houses. This trend has been surprisingly beneficial for companies as well. Now, companies are more …

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Payment Methods for Freelancers in Africa

June 2nd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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This article provides a guide on payment methods for freelancers in Africa, what to look for when choosing a provider, and most importantly, our recommendations. Freelancing has become extremely common with skilled workers finding work online and being in contact with clients directly. Financially, it makes sense as well. When …

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How To Ask For Payment Of An Invoice Politely - Guide and Email Templates

June 2nd, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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This article provides a guide on how to ask for payment for an invoice politely, do's and don'ts, and in addition, email templates that you can use to request payments today.

Asking someone for payments owed to you can always be a slightly uncomfortable situation. What's worse is having to …

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Cross Border Remittance and Mass Payouts: How to choose a provider and everything else

May 28th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides cross-border remittance and mass payout services for businesses making payments to freelancers and remote workers. From security to convenience, fintech like IntaSend has paved the way for faster and better cross-border remittance operations. In this blog, we will share more on cross-border remittances, and our perspectives, and provide …

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Payment Methods For Freelancers - How to pay and get paid

May 28th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides one of the best payment methods for freelancers and remote contractors in Africa. There's no doubt that the freelance business has taken over the majority of the global workforce. In fact, according to Upwork statistics, the number of freelancers grew from 17% in 2014 to 28% in …

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How to receive money from Cash App Without an Account - for Freelancers and Online Writers

May 24th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend enables freelancers in Kenya to receive money from Cash App without an account. Cash App is a mobile app that allows users to easily send money from one person or business to another. The app has since grown, and it now allows a lot of users in the UK …

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How to pay International Contractors - 5 Best ways

May 20th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides a reliable way for businesses to pay international contractors and freelancers. For your contractors, nothing is more important than receiving their payments on time.

Just because someone's based overseas doesn't mean they can wait any longer than a contractor who lives down the street from you.

It's a …

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Cross-border Payment API: Everything You Need to Know

May 20th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend provides a Cross-border payment API for developers and businesses. In this article, we would like to share more detail about cross-border payment API and most importantly how to get started and use it in your applications.

With advanced technology, our individual and business practices have evolved. Nowadays, it is …

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Best Payment Gateway for WooCommerce

May 15th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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In this article, we'll discuss how to choose the best WooCommerce payment gateway and share our recommendation on the same. Why WooCommerce? WooCommerce is a great open-source tool for building e-commerce stores for businesses. Built as a plugin for WordPress and used by millions, especially small businesses, WooCommerce has become …

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Online donation platforms for NGOs and Religious Organizations in Africa

February 27th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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IntaSend payments provide the best way that NGOs and religious bodies can receive monetary donations through online donation platforms in Africa.  Running a non-governmental organization or a religious body is no easy task to do. Sure, there is no profit target, but a lot of objectives still need to be …

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Shopify Payment Gateway - How To Receive Payments in Kenya

February 19th, 2022 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Do you own a Shopify store in Kenya and other parts of Africa and are you looking for a Shopify payment gateway or an easy and convenient way to process and receive payments on your Shopify store? If your answer to any questions is yes, this guide will answer your …

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Wallet Service Provider -15 Things to Consider when Choosing a provider

December 15th, 2021 by Felix Cheruiyot
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A wallet service provider is a company that provides a digital or virtual wallet for holding, receiving, and transferring virtual money or cryptocurrency. When you think of a virtual wallet, think of it as a real-life wallet that holds and receives real-life money. But the virtual wallet receives digital or …

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How to find the best Payment Gateway in Kenya for Online Payments

November 29th, 2021 by Felix Cheruiyot
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Finding the right payment gateway in Kenya is key to running an internet business and propelling it forwards for the technological-driven 21st-century business. Payment gateway makes it easy for customers to make online payments through your website and for you to receive the money. This article will dive into the …

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PayPal to M-PESA: Withdrawal, Challenges & Best New PayPal Alternative

November 12th, 2021 by Felix Cheruiyot
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You can easily transfer funds from your PayPal account to your M-PESA wallet, thanks to PayPal's partnership with M-PESA.

Many freelancers now use the service to withdraw funds from their PayPal wallets.

But as a worrying trend, many Kenyan freelancers and businesses have not enjoyed a cordial relationship with PayPal, …

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