Pesapal has announced the launch of its mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solution dubbed Pesapal
Sabi. Sabi allows businesses and individuals to process secure card payments in store or on the go via
their Android mobile phones or tablets.
Available in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the product seeks to help businesses, from mobile sole
traders and SMEs to large multi-location retailers, process card payments more efficiently. Currently
Sabi can process Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards in both local currencies and US dollars.
These card payments will be processed over Bluetooth connections via Sabi mPOS terminals offered
by Pesapal. The Sabi terminals are portable and can process over 250 transactions on a single charge.
The terminals are able to process both chip and pin payments as well as NFC contactless payments.
Business owners are then able to view their transaction histories and issue receipts for their
payments via the Android Sabi app.
Later versions of Sabi will support mVisa, M-PESA and American Express payments adding to the
payment options businesses will offer their clientele.
Pesapal has primarily offered online payment solutions but by adding Sabi to its business products,
we are it making it possible for more small businesses to respond to their customers’ preferred
methods of payment.
Speaking on Sabi, Pesapal CEO Agosta Liko said: “We exist to bolster financial and digital inclusion in
the markets we are in. We offer businesses freedom to access services that they have traditionally
had more difficulty getting, either due to their size or volumes. With Sabi we are doing this in the
most accessible, affordable and mobile way available anywhere. Sabi is also our way of taking
financial services to the informal sector, a segment that has previously been underserved.”
Business can access Sabi online via https://www.pesapal.com where they set up a business account
and sign a merchant contract. They will then proceed to purchase their Sabi terminal which when
delivered, will be set up for them and allows them to start transacting within 24 hours.
Pesapal is both PCI PIN and PCI DSS certified, meaning international security standards are applied to
all card transactions ensuring security for both businesses and their customers.