State owned telecommunications company Zamtel has today launched ZamPay, a new mobile payment platform.
The service will enable users make payments using Quick Response (QR) code whereby consumers scan the QR code displayed by the merchant with their phones to pay for their goods.
To start using ZamPay, Zamtel customers should download the ZamPay APP from Google Play store or App store and launch by swiping up from the home screen, authenticate then tap or hold their phone device close to the payment terminal to make payments.
The consumers will then enter the amount they have to pay and finally submit.
The first of its kind in Zambia, ZamPay offers a flexible payment solution that make purchases safer and simpler.
At the launch event at Spar Arcades, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba, MP commended Zamtel for the innovation saying it is in line with Government’s commitment to upscaling the deployment of digital solutions as it seeks to deepen financial inclusion in Zambia.
Mr Mushimba said ZamPay will help a number of large and small businesses reduce on the cost of doing business and improve controls at the point of transaction.