This summer, even more merchants in South Africa are going live with Visa Checkout, Visa’s eCommerce platform. In support of this, three of South Africa’s most prolific storytellers and social media personalities will share their Visa Checkout shopping stories.
Visa recently expanded its Everywhere Initiative, an innovation program designed to encourage the development of the “next big thing” in payments, into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the first time.
Visa′s Hadi Raad, Head of Emerging Products and Innovation for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, recently talked to Dubai-based, Arabic-language Al Arabiya News Channel about recent developments.
Visa′s head for Sub-Saharan Africa Andrew Torre, spoke at the Seamless Africa payments, ecommerce, and retail conference held in Cape Town last week, Torre highlighted the need for a new payment solution in Africa, and how mobile will be key to that solution.
For consumers, the days of pulling out a card from a physical wallet are quickly becoming old school—and for good reason. They have options like Visa Checkout that require only a username and password to pay and mobile payment services like Google’s Android Pay that let you pay with your phone.