Why you will no longer have to show your M-Pesa payment message to waiters in restaurants

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Does it suck to keep saying your number aloud to the cashier when paying your bill using Mpesa?

Rather still, who feels like their privacy has been invaded when showing their Mpesa payment confirmation message to a waitress at Kilimanjaro or Kaldis?

Well, If you just did that, its probably the last time you have done it.

Safaricom has just announced plans to upgrade 2,500 merchants with more than one Lipa Na M-PESA payment point by issuing each cashier with distinct till number.

The integration done under the new Daraja M-PESA application is a change from the previous situation where each shop had a single till.

It means that when a cashier selects M-PESA as a mode of payment, the merchant system will reconcile the amount to the latest Lipa Na M-PESA payment received.

This will eliminate the need for the customer to give their mobile phone number or show a payment confirmation message.

Safaricom and the merchants have also used the app to re-integrated the till numbers.

The move is aimed at benefiting more than 21 million monthly active M-PESA customers with faster transactions ,and increased privacy.

Besides, using the Safaricom App to make the payments will further increase the accuracy of transactions and shorten your payment process.

Safaricom Tap-To-Pay and Scan-To-Pay technology for payments which also shorten the process of making a payment.

Lipa Na M-PESA segment recorded the highest growth in contribution to M-PESA revenue in the six months to September 30th 2019, growing at almost 50 per cent.

The number of active Lipa Na M-PESA merchants also increased to more than 109,000.


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