Kenyan based Direct Pay Online Group startup has announced three partnerships with top fintech players in the continent.
This came months after its acquisition by Network International, a popular enabler of digital commerce in the world.
The acquisition has enabled DPO Group to expand their operations and explore new markets in Africa. This scaling involves partnering with businesses in key Africa territories from local ventures to continental airlines.
As of January 2022, Direct Pay Group had at least 60,000 active merchants onboard.
Merchant count has increased exponentially as a result of tactical partnerships and new bold territory launches.
These new partnerships will allow customers to access efficient eCommerce and payments services through DPO Group’s robust platform.
Empowering digital commerce in Africa
Recently, DPO Group has collaborated with Mastercard to facilitate businesses in Ghana to offer their customers greater choice and convenience by accepting digital payments in the currency of their choice.
Their seamless and secure platform support mobile payments through e-wallets which function both locally and abroad.
This partnership has organized a training session for entrepreneurs in the country in bid to onboard more merchants as part of Mastercard’s worldwide commitment to financial inclusion to bring 1 billion people and 50 million SMEs into the digital economy by 2025.
Through DPO platform, The Bank of Kigali will be able to offer digital payment services to its customers. This attracts new merchants to join the bank in order to take advantage of this new service.
In quest to revolutionize payments in Africa, DPO’s subsidiary One Payment Limited began operations in Nigeria early this year.
It was licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide certain types of payments services to businesses across Nigeria.
The license allows DPO Group to operate as an independent payment solutions services company in Nigeria, as it does across over 20 other countries in Africa.
In the third quarter of 2021, DPO partnered with Amadeus, a global leader in travel technology. This enabled customers to accept local payments, including via mobile money and card payments.
It allows international airlines to operate locally and African airlines to expand globally.
The same collaboration links DPO to multiple regional and international airlines via Amadeus’s airline passenger system.
“We’re delighted to kick off 2022 with three strong strategic partnerships. This is going to be a huge year for entrepreneurs and commerce in Africa ,” said DPO Group’s MD Mr. Offer Gat.