PesaPal Gateway Wordpress Extension for Woocommerce. PesaPal manages online payments via both credit cards and mobile money for Merchants based in the East African region
PesaPal Gateway Wordpress Extension for Woocommerce. PesaPal manages online payments via both credit/debit cards and mobile money for Merchants based in the Eastern and Southern African region including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. In this region, the use of credit/debit cards for online payments is not so ubiquitous as in Europe or the US. However, mobile money has in the recent past dominated transactions in the non-internet environments and is now coming steadily to take over the online realm.Woocommerce is a popular ecommerce platform especially on the Wordpress CMS platform. It enables the transformation of a Wordpress website into an online store and it has been extensively extended. It has a great many payment gateways including the likes of PayPal, Stripe, Checkout etc. However, most of these online payment giants are either not operational in the East African region or only offer a limited service that doesn't allow withdrawal, something merchants naturally consider a necessity for online business.
In comes PesaPal. The wonderful features of PesaPal can be found on their website. In summary though, it offers an API for businesses to receive online payments through both credit/debit cards from all over the world and mobile money from with in the Eastern and Southern African region.
This plugin is developed to extend the features of woocommerce to allow acceptance of online payments through Mobile Money and Credit cards for merchants found in this Eastern and Southern African region. The hope is that online transactions in this region will be boosted especially since the configuration of this plugin extension is very simple.