Covid-19 has changed the way of life for millions of people and businesses around the world. In Kenya, many businesses have shut down and millions of people have been rendered jobless. As the days go by, things continue becoming hard for the majority of the people.
The World Health Organization (WHO), to stop the spread of the virus, advised people around the world to adopt the use of the cashless mode of transaction after it was found that banknotes could harbor the virus for hours and days.
In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a special appeal, called on Kenyans to use mobile money platforms while paying for products and services. He said the use of M-PESA was one of the ways to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
AS Covid-19 cases continue to spike in the country, Kenyans are increasingly coming to the reality of why they need to adapt to what is being described as “the new norm”, including and not limited to the use of the cashless mode of transaction.
Currently, any business that is neither online nor embracing cashless transactions risks being faced out. Customers are online looking for products and services with the majority of them paying via mobile through products such as Lipa Na M-Pesa.
Many businesses have found a lifeline because of M-PESA. The introduction of M-Pesa Paybills propelled millions of SMEs to a whole new level. People from different parts of the country are able to order products and services and pay via M-Pesa without any trouble.
To help businesses go a notch higher and use the current challenges as stepping stones, Safaricom PLC has come up with a new product; M-PESA Business Till. There is no doubt that M-PESA has, over the years, made businesses realize new and more efficient processes when it comes to making payments.
The new M-PESA Business Till now allows individuals and businesses to grow their businesses efficiently and conveniently.
Through M-PESA Business Till, one can: