MTN Uganda has launched Online Payments using the Mobile Money service, adding to a wide range of innovative products attached to Mobile Money service including payment of utility bills, School Fees, Life Insurance, among a host of other services.
With the vast usage of Mobile Money and Internet, MTN has responded to the customers need to shop online which is a better time saving option and can be done from anywhere. A customer simply needs to register for MTN Mobile Money to use the service.
The MTN Acting Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Kenneth Kiddu explained the steps which he described as quite easy, quick and simple. A customer simply needs to log on to any online selling site then select MTN Mobile Money as the payment option. A customer will then be required to enter their Mobile Money number,and will receive a notification on their phone prompting them to confirm payment by punching in their Mobile Money PIN. On successful completion of transaction, an SMS notification with a transaction ID will be sent to the customer’s phone. The customer will then get a call from the merchant on how and where to deliver the items purchased. For a full catalogueof online products & services, customers can visit www.mtn.co.ug/mobilemoney.
“At MTN we are aware that our Mobile Money customers desire more than just sending and receiving money from their phone and so we have continuouslyenhanced theMobile Money service by adding more services on our Mobile Money platform. In the same breathe we have added a service that enables our Mobile Money customers purchase items online”, said Mr. Kiddu.
The Online shopping service is a step in the reinforcement of MTN’s vision of delivering a bold new digital world, away from the traditional online shopping systems that require customers to have credit cards and bank accounts,MTN Uganda has re-invented online shopping by empowering customers to shop for whatever they want online by using MTN Mobile Money.
Customers can now easily shop whatever they want online by simply using MTN Mobile Money .Currently MTN Uganda is partnering with onlylocalmerchants but we expect to expand the scope of merchants over the coming months.
Shopping online is not a new phenomenon but with the lowest penetration levels of credit and debit cards, Africa has remained underserved and thus this innovation is another way to address this barrier.With MTN’s fastest internet speeds and very reliable Mobile Money service, shopping online using Mobile Money is an exceptional initiative considering that it will serve over 2.5 million customers who use MTN internet and over 6 million registered Mobile Money Customers.