A phone showing an M-Pesa transaction
Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba that runs the portal’s payment services, will offer M-Pesa as one of the payment options with transactions denominated in Kenyan shillings. M-Pesa users will therefore be able to shop the site without a credit card.
It has been more than a decade since the mobile payment service, M-Pesa, was launched to offer Kenyans without bank accounts to transfer money via mobile phones. The service has now grown to offer a range of payment services, loans and savings to more than 21 million people in Kenya.