Vodacom has announced that its new payment and shopping app VodaPay is now available for download.
Available to customers on any mobile network, VodaPay launches with significant partners and discounts including exclusive R1 deals on multiple products on the app.
The app delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses backed by Alipay technology that powers over 1.2 billion users and almost 100 million merchant partners, using the latest technology including artificial intelligence (AI).
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub says VodaPay is a massive achievement for Vodacom Group because it brings the company closer to achieving its vision of moving from a telco to a tech-co.
“With VodaPay, we have introduced an innovative platform that is simple, accessible, cost-effective, and suitable for the banked and unbanked market, that operates outside the formal banking sector. We’ve also partnered with some of South Africa’s biggest and respected businesses to ensure that consumers using the VodaPay super-app are spoiled for choice when it comes to making buying decisions.”
Mariam Cassim, Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services says the company took no shortcuts in the development of the super-app.
“We worked with the best fintech and payments infrastructure partner in the world, Alipay and the best developers, product experts, designers, and e-commerce professionals in South Africa.”
VodaPay also allows consumers to load money into their wallets and send it to anyone in real time or use it to make any purchase through the app, ranging from ecommerce to buying airtime, electricity, water, insurance and many other use cases.
With VodaPay, customers can add their bank cards from any recognised South African bank and use it for shopping and paying. With money transfers, at no cost, in real time, customers living in rural areas will no longer have to travel long distance to get their money, they can access their money through their personal digital wallet already available on the app.
The VodaPay wallet allows users to send and receive cash with zero transaction fees and gives consumers full control of their lifestyle directly from their smart phones
The VodaPay super app is available for download for iOS and Android devices from the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store.