Airtel Money Payments Hit the Road in Kenya with Jumia

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Jumia and Airtel Kenya have today announced their partnership which will see consumers complete their online payment transactions using Airtel Money.

“Millions of Kenyans rely on mobile money daily to make fast payments. By expanding our payment options to include Airtel money, it will make it easier for more consumers to incorporate online shopping as part of their daily transactions,” said Jumia’s Head of Financial Services, Nelly Movine.

“We are delighted to be working with Jumia on this exciting partnership to enhance customer experience on the Jumia platform.  We are committed to working with partners who are instrumental in promoting financial inclusion through our Airtel money services. This partnership will allow Airtel customers to shop conveniently online by using their Airtel Money wallet from wherever, at whatever time using their data enabled devices,” said Airtel Kenya, Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma

Kenya is now the latest of the Jumia markets to have this payment option at checkout after Ghana and Uganda who use Airtel Money.

This is a key partnership to drive the use of Airtel Money on key platforms like ecommerce. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are shopping online. Contactless payments like mobile money are popular ways to pay for goods and services online and Airtel wants to make Airtel Money visible to its customers.

When you want to use Airtel Money at checkout, enter your Airtel number when paying, get a USSD push, enter your Airtel Money PIN and hit send.

This news follows the partnership between Airtel Money and Standard Chartered as well as MoneyGram last month which makes it viable to their customers.

As per the latest statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya, Airtel Money has over 329,000 registered users who moved 351 million shillings between customers to business in the first 3 months of the year.