Konga and Visa partner to enhance e-commerce sector in Nigeria

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Konga, a Nigerian e-commerce company headquartered in Lagos has partnered with Visa, an American multinational financial services corporation to enhance the e-commerce sector in Nigeria.

The partnership aims to driver greater efficiency in the sector, by leveraging the delivery of digital and secure payments solutions across key segments of Konga Group’s business portfolio.

The collaboration between Konga and Visa, which will ensure a digitally-driven and rewarding payment experience for consumers, will also offer shoppers and merchants on Konga’s online platform as well as walk-in customers, its growing number of offline stores nationwide and a seamless digital payment experience when they pay exclusively with Visa.

As a result of this partnership, shoppers who use the KongaPay app will be issued a digital Visa card which will enable them to make payments everywhere Visa is accepted. Another benefit noted is that users of KongaPay app will be able to pay digitally at the time of delivery of their items by simply scanning the Quick Response (QR) code provided by Kxpress delivery agents, a development that will lend further ease and convenience to the payment process and elevate standards in the e-commerce sector.

Speaking on the partnership, General Manager of Visa West Africa, Kemi Okusanya said “partnerships are key for us at Visa, as we constantly look for new opportunities to ensure that more people have access to unique payment experiences that are seamless, fast and secure. We are extremely delighted to unveil this strategic partnership with Konga which is positioned to further simplify the payment process and raise standards in the Nigerian e-commerce sector”.

She added that “when it comes to making e-commerce transactions, people are continuously looking for the most convenient and secure ways to pay for products and also use several payment platforms when they travel to other parts of the world. What we have done with this partnership is to incentivize the process and provide more value to customers who pay with Visa”.

The co-Chief Executive Officer of Konga Group, Nick Imudia revealed that the partnership with Visa holds immense potential for e-commerce in Nigeria, owing to the numerous opportunities it offers to revolutionize the payment process and optimize offerings in the sector.

Imudia said “with this partnership, we are bound to witness a digitally-driven and effortless payment experience for all classes of customers on the Konga platforms – online shoppers, visitors to our offline stores nationwide, merchants, third-party clients and other stakeholders. This development is not only momentous in view of its far-reaching implications for the growth of e-commerce in Nigeria, but one that will go a long way to boost customer experience and confidence in the sector”.

 

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