Ukash, the operators of a payment solution letting customers pay for goods in cash online using prepaid credit vouchers, has launched in South Africa in partnership with local firm Blue Label Telecoms Group.
Consumers in South Africa can now purchase Ukash vouchers in a range of denominations from terminals in Blue Label’s network of distribution channels before using a special code found on the ticket to make an online purchase.
“No banking cards or identification numbers are required in the purchasing process,” said Mark Chirnside, Chief Executive Officer for Ukash.
“This allows people of any age and from all walks of life to enjoy the convenience and choice that comes with online shopping without having to worry about fraud and building up that credit card debt every month.”
Ukash revealed that its vouchers could be spent at a number of top online retailers including WantItAll.co.za, a key player in the Internet shopping sphere and the face of Amazon in South Africa, alongside BidOrBuy.co.za and AscotDirect.co.za. It stated that consumers could also look forward to using the service in the future to book tickets with low-fare airline 1Time alongside social networking and music sites.
“Ukash has a long history of expansion into new territories and consistent success in securing a solid network of online merchants accepting Ukash,” said Chirnside.
“We aim to maintain and grow the existing business while bringing the Ukash solution to other markets worldwide. We will continue to partner with e-wallets as the top-up method of choice. We will also further establish ourselves as the preferred prepaid payment solution for the savvy online customer.”