Orange now has an Orange Money web payment platform for merchants to enable online payments. This web payment service is dedicated to merchants whether they possess an e-commerce website or not.Though designed for web merchants other types of services like tax collection, donations, school fees can now benefit from it.
Over the years, there has been an increase in E-commerce in Africa with major players like Jumia, Konga, OLX, Abidjandeal.com but the only payment method has been by Cash. This has helped to slow down rates. Orange Money has hereby decided to break these barriers by extending their services to us.
This service can either be accessed on a computer or using your mobile browser. It is simple and convenient for end users. All you need do is create a One Time Password with your Orange Money USSD Service on your phone to validate your payment.
This service is now available to merchants in four countries Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Niger. The other countries left out for now will have this service by 2017.
How to Execute Orange Money Web Payment
- Must have an active Orange Money account.
- Choose Orange Money as a payment method on the merchant’s website.
- Request a temporary password with your Orange Money secret code through the USSD service on your phone.
- Enter the password you received on the payment screen.
Advantages of Web Payments.
If your business sells products online and you are not receiving payments online then trust me you’re letting so much money go. Online shoppers have become accustomed to paying for their purchases immediately and receiving shipment quickly.
When a customer pays for his products, the customer’s payment method is authorized and money is placed in the business account immediately. This eliminates financial risk on your part.
The Orange Web Payment is going to be quite beneficial to merchants who make good use of it.