Pesapal is one of the most innovative online payment services we have in Kenya today. Pesapal enables you to buy for goods and services online in Kenya from the comfort of your computer or phone. PesaPal is not unlimited to buying only goods online, you also get to pay for school fees and pay utility bills.You can use PayPal to purchase goods online via enabled PesaPal enabled Websites i.e. sellers using PesaPal as a Payment option.
One good thing about the PesaPal system is that it integrates many payment gateways available in the Kenyan market under one platform enabling you to pay for goods and services online . Options integrated into include but not limited to Safaricom’s M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Equity Bank’s Eazzy247, Yu Cash, PesaPoint Deposits, MTN Mobile Money, Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards.
Registering for a PesaPal Buyer Account enables you to pay for goods and services online from your PesaPal balance. Registration is also FREE and you don’t get charged for using your PesaPal account to purchase products and services online.
Procedures for Setting up a Buyer Account
1. Register at the PesaPal Website.
Visit the PesaPal Website and choose the Register option on the Home Page.On the Registration page, you will see two options PesaPal Buyer Account and the PesaPal Merchant Account. Choose the PesaPal Buyer Account Option. Enter the required information on the Registration form and click on the CREATE Button. An account activation email will be sent to your email account.
2. Activate your Buyer Account.
An email will be sent to the email address you entered in the registration form. Log in to your email account and you will see an email from PesaPal. Open your email inbox and click on the link to activate your PesaPal Buyer Account. The link will open a new window in the PesaPal website where you will be redirected to a new page where you will add/Activate Payments Options.
3. Add/Activate Payment Options
On this page you will choose either the M-PESA,AIRTEL MONEY OR YU-CASH payment options for topping your PesaPal Account. For example if you choose M-Pesa you will need to add a Safaricom Number. PesaPal will send a confirmation text to the entered number. Use the code sent to your phone to activate the number by entering it on the Activation code field on the Activation form. The procedure is the same for activating Airtel and YU numbers. Once the number has been activated you can go the PesaPal Credit Tab under My Account to Top Up your Credit Balance.
PesaPal Credit-This tab enables you to top-up your PesaPal credit balance via the Payment options you chose above. It is located under the My Account Tab.You will see all the payment options you chose and activated here. Click on the preferred option and step by step procedures will appear under the option you selected on how you can top up on the network.Make a payment from your phone as per the details shown and wait for the transaction ID/Code from the network i.e M-Pesa,Yu Cash or Airtel Money.
Enter the Transaction ID in the open field and the amount sent and wait for a confirmation text on your phone from PesaPal.PesaPal will also confirm on the status of the transaction.
You will receive a confirmation message within a few seconds or minutes on the status of the transaction. If it is successful, Refresh the My Account Page and you will see your new PesaPal balance.
The My Account Tab offers many features for you to monitor your account and the transactions. The features are pretty straightforward on their functions and are easy to use.
Once this is complete you can use your PesaPal Account to shop online.
One thing for sure is that PesaPal is fast, Secure, convenient making it the best online payment option available in the Kenyan market today.