COVID-19: iPay urges Ghanaian businesses to go cashless

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iPay, a technology company, has urged Ghanaian businesses to practice the cashlite-cashless system as part of measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

in a statement, Commercial Manager for iPay, Mr. Kwadwo Lartey, said iPay recognises the fact that in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, everyone including businesses and consumers have had to make big changes to the way they work, interact with their clients or go about their everyday activities.

He urged Ghanaians to embrace the cashless transactions in a bid to reduce human contact amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

He noted that the call is in line with recommendations by health experts as banknotes and coins are a medium for the spread of the novel coronavirus virus.

Mr.  Lartey added that the company is aimed at empowering businesses and individuals with a one-stop-shop solution to make and receive payments, manage products, inventory and customer loyalty all in one account.

Again,  he revealed that iPay also allows clients to sell online and accept payments from customers who do not have a website, by creating an iPay payment link shareable on social media pages, via SMS or email.

Since the inception of the Covid-19 cases in the country, organisations in various sectors are beginning to play catch-up with the virtual world following a near-global ban on social gatherings and the practice of social distancing”, he said.

He added that: “Most businesses have had to go digital, execute work remotely from home or scale down direct contact with customers, necessitating the need to take most business activities online or cashless.

According to Mr Lartey, many fintech companies have risen to the occasion to fulfil the needs of such organisations which some may describe as distress.

“Some businesses have had to move their businesses from a typical brickandmortar module to an online model. So if you used to operate a shop where someone had to come in to buy something then you would have had to move it online or social media.”

He assured that iPay Solutions is in the business of rendering a service to fill the void created by the novel coronavirus.

Mr Lartey explains that: “now with people working from home and others are taking their business online, they need to find a way of managing financial transactions,” he said.

The Commercial Manager of iPay believes that, whiles churches find innovative ways to continue to engage congregants, iPay provides a medium to support the financial aspect including that of small businesses.

“We came up with a strategy to enable these businesses thrive by interacting with their customers… What we said was that whether you were selling online, through social media or through your own website, we will enable you to be able to accept electronic payment,” said Kwadwo Lartey.

Kwadwo Lartey, however, encouraged Ghanaians to stay home as much as possible and observe the social distancing and handwashing rules to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

He assured that iPay is offering a 2% discount on all airtime top-ups to support users in these difficult times – just dialing*920*50# and select the Buy Airtime option for your instant discount.

About iPay

iPay Solutions Limited is a technology company in Ghana empowering businesses and individuals with a one-stopshop solution to make and receive payments, manage products, inventory and customer loyalty all in ONE account.

Trusted by over 5,000+ businesses and partners in Ghana, iPay is designed to provide the solutions you need to remove the complexities of starting, running or growing your business aimed at simplifying your life and helping you reach your productive potential

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