Three E-commerce Platforms Availed Alternative Transactions

Mar 28 , 2020

The three leading e-payment and e-commerce platforms availed alternative transaction schemes to assist the country as it grapples with the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). M-Birr, Hello Cash and Amole, which have five million users in total, cut transaction costs and introduced alternative transaction mechanisms to their users. "The best thing we can give to support the community as our economy starts to slow down is to save our customers money and keep social distancing using electronic transactions to protect [against] the spread of Coronavirus," reads a statement from the three platforms. With the new scheme, Amole's 2.1 million users will get five percent instant cash back when they transact with over 8,000 businesses that use the system. The new scheme will be effective as of April 30, 2020. M-Birr will also refund all fees for bill payment, money transfer and electronic purchase of goods and services in the month of April. Users can also transfer as high as 14,000 Br to recipients via M-Birr. Hello Cash also offers free sanitary masks for all Hello Market online orders from March 28, 2020, until the end of April.


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