Flutterwave introduces GPay as payment option

Flutterwave introduces GPay as payment option

Africa’s leading payment technology, Flutterwave has introduced Google Pay (GPay) as part of its payment options just after it recently announced its addition of Nigeria’s digital currency, e-naira on its platform.

Google Pay is a pre-installed mobile payment system (in supported countries) like Apple Pay, Microsoft Pay and Samsung Pay – that enables online purchases, in-app purchases, peer-to-peer transactions and contactless payment via near-field communications (NFCs).

GPay, built in 2011 is accessible only on Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches to ensure users need not credit or debit card, chips and pins nor magnetic stripe transactions at point-of-sale terminals to make payments since it can be uploaded in their Google Wallet. Currently, the mobile payment system is available in 46 countries across the globe.

“The continued and rapid growth of Flutterwave is due to our commitment to building a platform with simplified payments for everyone. The GooglePay payment option will attract more international customers and increase the current success rates for businesses on Flutterwave. Integrating with Google pay will allow users across the globe to participate in the booming e-commerce ecosystem in Africa. It will enable us to further fulfil our promise of creating endless possibilities for all,” Flutterwave’s CEO, Olugbenga Agboola said to TechCabal commenting on the addition.

While there’ll be a range of options for customers, the new feature would only work by a manual set-up as it is geared to connect customers globally.