E-commerce in French-speaking Africa: Payment, the ‘first hurdle’ for digital entrepreneurs

  • Rose-Marie Bouboutou-Poos
  • broadcast journalist

photo credit, AFP via Getty Images

African e-commerce players are neglected by the major payment platforms and are faced with a difficulty: collecting their payments, but entrepreneurs have developed solutions. We present two of them in this article.

With the Covid 19 pandemic and social distancing, more and more people are shopping online.

Sales, promotions, holidays like Valentine’s Day, everything is organized by e-merchants to get us to pull out our bank card.

Now imagine having made juicy deals with multiple sales to your credit, tens of thousands of electronically received CFA francs that show up positive on your e-commerce account, but no way to cash them in your bank account or touch them in cash.

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