Safaricom launches M-PESA Super App

Wednesday 23 June 2021 12:01 CET | News

Kenya-based telco Safaricom has launched M-PESA Super App for customers and its M-PESA for Business App with an Offline Mode and Mini Apps. 

The Offline mode will enable customers to use the M-PESA Super App and complete transactions even without data bundles or when totally offline. With the offline mode, customers can send and receive money and equally make payments. 

Mini-Apps will enable customers and businesses complete day-to-day and occasional tasks within the M-PESA Super App and M-PESA for Business App, including deliveries, ticket booking, shopping, licences applications, insurance and more. Customers can access the Mini-Apps through the Discover option on the App while merchants on Lipa Na M-PESA can do so through the Hub option on the M-PESA for Business App. 

The first services available as Mini-Apps include Madaraka SGR ticketing, long-distance bus booking with BuuPass, event tickets on Mtickets, shopping gift vouchers on GiftPesa Vouchers, insurance services on eBima, and gas delivery from Pro-Gas. Customers using the app can equally Request Money from a sender who will only need to confirm the transaction by keying their PIN. Mini-Apps for businesses on Lipa Na M-PESA will be available in the coming weeks under the Hub option. 

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Keywords: super app, product launch, ecommerce, online shopping
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: Kenya
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Payments & Commerce