Online superstore Kilimall has provided its customers with another means of paying for goods this festive season and on.
Meaning that now it is not necessary all the time to have cash, even digital, to buy items from the mall.
This is after Kilimall partnered with Safaricom to allow customers to shop online using Bonga Points.
With the “Bonga Popote” plan, which entails a redemption value of 10 points for 2 shillings, Kilimall becomes the first online store to accept Bonga Points as a method of payment.
Kilimall managing director Robin Xie says this partnership offers customers another convenient way to pay for their products while saving money.
“Kilimall is excited about this partnership with Safaricom,” says Mr Xie.
“It is a big brand to work with in Kenya and we are happy it is supporting the growing e-commerce industry in Kenya. Ultimately, it is the customers who benefit, which is great.”
Lipa na Bonga Points uses the Lipa na M-Pesa system. All the customer has to do is dial *126#, select “Lipa na Bonga Points” and follow the prompts.
Safaricom Bonga, launched in January 2007, is a loyalty programme where subscribers earn one point for every Sh10 spent on voice calls, text messages, Internet bundles and M-Pesa.
Meanwhile Kilimall will also accept payments combining M-Pesa and partly Bonga Points.
The latest developments come even as the second biggest online retailer in Kenya is offering over 100, 000 products including smart phones, computers and tablets, kitchen appliances and fashion items, among others, with up to 70 per cent discount over the Christmas festive season.
The “Timiza Ndoto” promotion is expected to see customers save money on their Christmas and Back to School shopping and will run until January 24, 2017.
BY MOSES OMUSOLO