Airbuy allows cash-only customers to make online payments

2022/06/20 11:57:00

The local fintech start-up partners with 1Voucher, to make online shopping a reality for unbanked South Africans.

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Local fintech start-up Airbuy SA signs partnership deal to enable online payments for shoppers, using a voucher instead of bank card. e-commerce OnlinePayments 1FORYOU

The local fintech start-up partners with 1Voucher , to make online shopping a reality for unbanked South Africans.

, to enable online payments for shoppers, using a voucher instead of a bank card.Airbuy is an online payment gateway launched in 2017 by South African tech-entrepreneurs Tshepang Kobo and Njabulo Makhathini.It allows African consumers to make e-commerce payments, without the use of a credit or debit card, avoiding the risk of exposing their personal bank details when transacting.

The start-up uses digital tokens known as Airbucks, which allow users to make safe payments across its partner e-commerce sites.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive e-commerce, fraudsters are also stepping up efforts to swindle people, with a growing number of South Africans falling victim to online shopping scams.

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Airbuy is an online payment gateway launched in 2017 by South African tech-entrepreneurs Tshepang Kobo and Njabulo Makhathini. It allows African consumers to make e-commerce payments, without the use of a credit or debit card, avoiding the risk of exposing their personal bank details when transacting.   The rewards programme is accessible to all clients and enables them to spend better when paying with Capitec. The start-up uses digital tokens known as Airbucks, which allow users to make safe payments across its partner e-commerce sites. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive e-commerce, fraudsters are also stepping up efforts to swindle people, with a growing number of South Africans falling victim to online shopping scams.  Over the past three months, Capitec has helped clients save R72m in cash back and discounts by spending with these partners. In its latest move, Airbuy has introduced what it calls a simpler way of making online payments, allowing cash-only customers to shop across its partner e-commerce sites – using the 1FORYOU top-up prepaid voucher. He also talks about the latest technology trends Discovery Life is seeing in the insurance industry and explains how the company is leveraging this insight to enhance the customer experiences it provides.

The vouchers are now available across SA’s townships, rural areas and urban retailers. “Capitec clients asked for a rewards programme that empowered them to live better. According to the company, the Airbuy top-up vouchers aim to make online shopping for ordinary South Africans a reality. An estimated 23. The goal with Live Better is to grow a strong savings culture in SA, while combating the rising cost of living.5% of SA’s population is unbanked, according to Oxford Business School. Shoppers will be able to make a payment at any online store that has the Airbuy payment button once their Airbuy account has been topped up.  How to spend better A key pillar of Live Better is putting cash back into people’s pockets. .

“Our goal has always been to provide accessibility even to the ordinary man on the ground,” says Makhathini. “Now even people in the townships can walk to their nearby tuck shop, get a 1FORYOU voucher and top-up their Airbuy wallet and shop online wherever they can find an Airbuy payment button. All cash back rewards get paid into your account on Live Better Day, the 10 th Once joining Live Better on the Capitec app, clients can spend better at: Dis-Chem and Baby City: Whether you’re shopping for wellness products or baby essentials, you get 2% cash back at the stores when paying with your Capitec card. “This is strategically aligned with our aggressive growth plan for this year of getting our Airbuy button on as many online platforms as possible, whether they are big or small.” South Africans can purchase the vouchers from major retailers, including PEP, PEPhome, PEPcell, Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, Dealz, Ackermans, OK, House & Home, Russells, DUNNS, HiFiCorp, Incredible Connection, Rochester, Sleepmasters and Bradlows.   Shell: Whether holiday tripping or driving to work, you get 20c a litre cash back on fuel and selected items in store. The voucher partner network allows customers to pay for a range of services, including WiFi, travel, ticketing, online gaming and online shopping.

After purchasing a 1FORYOU voucher, customers insert the voucher code on their phones to generate a PIN to top-up their Airbuy wallets. You get double the cash back on fuel on Live Better Day. The funds can be used at any Airbuy partner online merchant of their choice. “With Airbuy vouchers in place, South African e-commerce platforms will give online shoppers a sense of comfort when shopping online,” comments Kobo.  “Capitec wants to reward clients and bring real relief to their pockets. “This is another way we are making online shopping much safer and more convenient for South Africa’s online shoppers.” See also .”  This article was paid for by Capitec.