You can now use M-PESA to buy goods from Aliexpress!
Safaricom and ANT financial have come together to facilitate payment of goods on Aliexpress.com using M-Pesa. This comes as a relief to many Kenyans who either don’t own or don’t want to use their credit or debit cards for online payments.
Once the customer chooses M-Pesa as their mode of payment, the total amount of goods to be purchased will be automatically converted to Kenya Shillings. Standard Lipa na M-Pesa Paybill charges will apply for each transaction.
What is Aliexpress?
Aliexpress is an online retail service where you can find a wide range of products at a cheaper rate. It is based in China and owned by Alibaba. The items listed on the website are cheaper since most sellers are based in China and source their goods directly from the manufacturers.
How do I ship items from Aliexpress to Kenya?
After paying for the goods you’ve purchased on aliexpress, the next step is to choose a shipping method for your goods to reach you in Kenya. The shipping options differ in cost, reliability and delivery time. You can even receive your goods via the post office or you can choose the virtual post office – M-Posta.
Have you ever purchased anything from aliexpress? Do you plan on using the website now that you can use M-Pesa to pay for your purchase?
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