Namibian payment start-up, PayToday, announced on Monday 25 September 2017 that the company has added a variety of business payment options to its solution, which initially was just peer-to-peer payment app.
PayToday had a soft launch in March 2017 of the person-to-person version of the app and then at the beginning of September 2017, the company launched its business section and, according to the company, the response from the public has been overwhelming.
“We are very excited about this new phase PayToday has entered. New businesses are signing up for PayToday every day and we are particularly excited about expanding our list of fuel stations” said Chris Botha, co-founder of PayToday.
The platform is made possible through a partnership with Nedbank Namibia. Most debit or credit cards from any Namibian Bank can be used to pay for fuel on PayToday. The solution has been welcomed by fuel stations and consumers alike.
“We realised that paying for fuel is a large pain point for both the fuel stations and consumers. Card-based solutions are convenient for consumers, but the transaction fees levied on the fuel stations are too large considering the small profit margins made on fuel sales. We knew that our partner PayToday had the perfect solution” said Gernot de Klerk from Nedbank Namibia.
PayToday is a mobile, card-based, payments solution that can be used by anyone at any bank. Gone is the need to carry around cash or look for a fuel station that accepts cards. All you need is your phone.
“Paying fuel stations has never been easier. No need for cash or complicated USSD structures. Simply select the station, enter the amount and you are done. We are excited to see this solution rolled-out to other businesses in the near future” said Derrick Langford, one of the early adopters of the PayToday App.
About seven fuel stations, mostly in Windhoek, are currently listed on the PayToday business directory, but the solution is expected to be rolled out to all fuel stations across Namibia soon.