- iPay has partnered with VISA to introduce VISA’s Tap-to-Phone technology to simplify digital payments for merchants and customers.
- Dubbed Tap Ulipe, the solution is integrated into a sleek, portable, internet-enabled MobiGo 2 device, comparable in size to modern smartphones.
- The platform offers merchants many solutions beyond traditional payments without investing in clunky POS machines.
Digital payment platform iPay has joined forces with Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to introduce Visa’s Tap-to-Phone technology to simplify digital payments for merchants and customers.
Dubbed Tap Ulipe, the solution is integrated into a sleek, portable, internet-enabled MobiGo 2 device, comparable in size to modern smartphones. It offers merchants many solutions beyond traditional payments without investing in clunky POS machines.
In addition, merchants can also download the Tap to Ulipe app from the Google Play store on their Near-Field-Communication (NFC) enabled smartphones to accept contactless payments.
iPay is one of the ﬁrst digital payment platforms in the country to work closely with Visa on the rollout of Phone technology, putting the ﬁrm at the forefront of innovation in the digit payments industry.
Visa tap-to-phone technology serves as a tool for enhancing financial inclusivity, extending greater access to digital payments for underbanked or unbanked sellers and customers. Visa and its partners stand at the forefront of this transformative shift, spearheading a new era in smartphone payments.
Philip Nyamwaya, CEO of iPay, said, “We’re thrilled about the opportunities that Tap Ulipe brings to our valued merchant network. This innovative technology has the potential to unlock previously untapped revenue from customer transactions, giving them access to more money.”
Focusing on ease and security, Tap Ulipe aims to drive increased sales for iPay’s merchants, marking a significant advancement in the small business payment landscape.
Digital payments benefits for merchants under the iPay platform
Serving more than 10,000 merchants across multiple sectors, iPay has been instrumental in driving the adoption of digital payments in the country for over 13 years. The move is part of iPay’s long-term strategy to provide its merchants with the latest advancements in digital payment technology.
Eva Ngigi-Sarwari, Visa Kenya Country Manager, highlighted the importance of adopting Tap to Phone technology as a solid growth strategy for small businesses across Kenya.
Visa Tap to Phone technology
She remarked, “We believe the partnership between iPay and Visa Kenya will be a game changer for merchants. With Tap to Phone technology, businesses can provide their customers with easy and secure contactless payments, giving them peace of mind and encouraging repeat purchases.
It is a powerful tool that will elevate how small businesses transact, allowing them to thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape.”
To stay ahead in the rapidly evolving world of digital payments and unlock the full potential of their business, merchants are encouraged to register interest by applying for the device on the iPay website to access Tap Ulipe technology, which has numerous benefits, including Minimal settlement fees which allow for greater proﬁtability, Faster settlement of daily transactions which increases access to cash.
The tech is simple to use with zero maintenance, enhancing convenience in accepting multiple customer payment methods. It also has a Free fee for applicants who take up the MobiGo 2 device during phase one of the roll-out.
Merchants will also get access to credit from iPay’s ﬁnance partners and short-term working capital as they run more transactions through iPay Tap to Phone devices.
iPay’s CEO added, “Our collaboration with Visa Kenya marks an important milestone in the digital payment landscape and further solidiﬁes our commitment to staying at the forefront of digital payment innovation.”