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For most business owners, the last 6 months have been a crash course into figuring out how to move online and more importantly, how to get paid! In most African markets, the plethora of local payment methods alone- mobile money, local cards, direct bank transfers is enough to leave I.T departments overwhelmed as CIOs try to figure out which stress-free payment solutions to implement quickly.

Cellulant’s Chief Business Officer – Payments, David Waithaka has compiled a simple guide to business owners on what the requisites are for a business to be payments ready. The guide also includes what one should look for the numerous payment solutions out there in order to avoid lengthy costly and frustrating integration processes that might end up becoming a real struggle for any business. Read his guide on What African businesses should look for in payment solutions published by The Africa Report.

This guide is the final part of our 3 part series on Payment APIs derived from a Twitter chat that Cellulant recently held with Africa’s payment & Fintech Pundits; Wiza Jalakasi, Mbugua Njihia– both Technology Entrepreneurs and Carol Mbasinge– Product Manager, Cellulant. 

If you haven’t yet, we recommend that you read part one here – as it sets the context on what an API is, why APIs are essential in creating payment solutions and what makes a great payments API. Part two is a beginner’s guide to choosing the Right Payments API.

If you would like more information on our payment solutions or developer resources, please email us on [email protected]



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