The backbone of eCommerce nowadays is convenience. It is the biggest reason online shopping has boomed over the last few years – and it is especially crucial in an economy where all a customer expects a fast and seamless online payment experience.
According to a 2020 Consumer View report, 97 per cent of consumers say they have backed out of making a purchase because of inconvenience. The report further stated that 83 per cent of consumers say convenience while shopping is more important to them now than five years ago.
While the stats feature the global market, it clearly shows that having a payment option that speeds up your shopping process takes precedence – and this is why Safaricom and Visa launched the GlobalPay – all products that enable you to do international money transfers
The M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card enables you to pay international online merchants for goods and services from your M-PESA balance. It can be accessed by dialling *334# or through the M-PESA Super App, which is both highly convenient for accessing and using the card.
The convenience of the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card is further enhanced by the fact that you can use the cash in your M-PESA to transact online. Between commuting, work, school, and family, shopping must be done when it can be – which often means on the go. As a result, if you have been looking for a payment solution that allows you to take advantage of items on sale on Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress, look no further than the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card.
The card is not only convenient but safe and secure. The card details required to complete a transaction are only known to you. Most importantly, while transacting, the security code (CVV) used to authenticate the transaction expires after 30 minutes once initiated. Therefore, it cannot be re-used.
And because you can carry the card anywhere – especially since you carry your phone everywhere – it is safer than cash! In a nutshell, the virtual visa card has a magic ingredient: technology that further protects consumers online while simplifying the payment experience simultaneously.
Another aspect of convenience that the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card offers is how you can track your expenses and budget accordingly. When you transact online using the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card, you can account for where your money has gone. You always get a record of your transactions through a simple request. You can, therefore, track your expenses periodically and get an overview of your financial situation.
Another notable feature of the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card is how you can easily make bookings and pay for air tickets. You use it to make reservations worldwide without leaving the comfort of your home. The process is easy and smooth. And did you know that you can use it to recharge or make a subscription for Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, or Apple Tv?
Meanwhile, as you demand a frictionless payment method when shopping online, the M-PESA GlobalPay Visa virtual card is an immediate necessity. It offers a fast experience with a seamless payment method that takes more than price to look at.