Online Shopping Mall Kilimall has signed up for Safaricom “Bonga Popote” plan that allows customers to pay using Bonga points. With 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 program where subscribers earn one point for every Sh10 spent on voice calls, text messages, Internet bundles and M-Pesa. Once on Kilimall, customers select “online payment” when they check out and enter the confirmation code from Safaricom.
Kilimall will also accept payments combining M-Pesa and partly Bonga Points. In this case, the customers will be required to enter both codes separated by a comma when they check out.
The e-Commerce company is offering over 100,000 products across categories such as smart phones, computers and tablets, kitchen appliances and fashion items among others with up to 70 percent discount over the Christmas festive season.
This partnership will see customers of both companies saving money on their Christmas and Back to School Shopping and will run until 24th January 2017.