Posts Tagged ‘paypal’
PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most likely to have the most significant impact on ...  [Read more]

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria
Friday, July 15th, 2011

I got the following message from a reader of this blog: Good day Mr. Ajao. I am a post graduate student at the university of Northampton, United kingdom, studying MA International Marketing Strategy. I am really proud as I see a Nigerian like you writing good articles on current issues on the internet. I have read about 4 of your articles and I must that I am very impressed. You are making us proud here in the United Kingdom. After reading one ...  [Read more]

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I got a tip through a comment from a reader of this blog. I am republishing the comment verbatim because I have verified the information. Sehemu-Nyeti wrote from Kenya: PayPal users in the following African countries can now receive money: Malawi, Algeria, Mozambique, Lesotho, Morocco, Botswana and Seychelles. Whats even better for them (unlike those from South Africa and Kenya) is that they can withdraw directly to a debit card which is a ...  [Read more]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

If you are interested in making money online from Nigeria, there are some big lies you should be aware of. I never knew some of these things were big lies until I started my journey online 2 years ago and discovered for myself what worked and the real truth online. Here are a few of popular ones: 1.       You Need A Paypal Account To Make Money From Nigeria Although this is a big lie many Nigerians spend time, money to look for ways to ...  [Read more]

Moneybookers rebrands to Skrill
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I was a little perplexed by an email from Moneybookers a moment ago, announcing a new brand: You know that Moneybookers has never been a company to stand still, always evolving our solutions to better meet your needs and expectations. Our next evolution is to rebrand as Skrill, the first step towards offering you massively enhanced payment facilities to attract and convert even more customers. Skrill is going to better represent what we are ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I received an email a few days ago, from one of the readers of this blog. I have reproduced the entire message below, and edited it a bit for the sake of clarity: Hi, I have been looking for how to accept payment online in Nigeria, without necessarily going through Interswitch. I have been reading about Google Checkout accepting Nigerian cards. I would like to know if this means that they will accept Nigerian Mastercards and Visa cards? Do I ...  [Read more]

Paypal in Africa: Kenya users can now receive money
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can now receive money via PayPal, and withdraw same to a US bank account if they have one. Though users in Kenya cannot yet withdraw to a local bank account, the ability to receive Paypal funds is a huge leap that would empower e-commerce merchants in the East African country. Paypal's entry into Africa has been been very slow and seemingly ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I was interviewed by Wayan Vota of during the recent Maker Faire Africa 2009 in Accra Ghana and we discussed the present e-payment challenges in West Africa. A challenge that presents an opportunity since Paypal is ignoring Africa. The interview has just been published in a post titled: "Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa". ICTworks aims to be a premier resource for sharing and ...  [Read more]

How do I operate a Paypal account in Nigeria?
Monday, October 5th, 2009

I received an email from Hassan in Lagos recently, asking for guidance on how to use Paypal in Nigeria. I choose to answer him publicly so other interested parties can learn from my answer to him. Find his message below in full, unedited: Hello David, Saw your blog from search on Facebook. I was trusting your expertise on Paypal. I have dealt with Paypal with no success. I have had my accounts limited no once. This happens whenever I received ...  [Read more]

Nigeria: Why do you use Liberty Reserve?
Monday, April 6th, 2009

Ecommerce Journal is a well-respected online news website about e-commerce and is one of the few websites I visit regularly. They have been predicting doom for Liberty Reserve in recent times and have done the same with one of their recent articles. The thrust of my blog post however is to react to a paragraph in one of their recent articles titled: "If people bring an action against Liberty Reserve what will be in future?" The author, posting ...  [Read more]