We are all about finding easier and quicker ways for people to pay. It’s why we’re excited to share the news that Ozow and The Shoprite Group have partnered together to launch a service that enables its customers to send Money Market vouchers instantly.
Whether it’s for a friend, a colleague, or someone that you know in need, you can now send vouchers directly to their cellphone number. The service is free for the sender and can be done from anywhere, at any time, and without having to download an app to send the vouchers.
The best part… The vouchers can be used immediately at any Checkers, Shoprite or Usave store nationwide.
To redeem the vouchers, you would simply need a Shoprite Money Market Account, available for free via the Shoprite app, USSD (*120*3534#) or WhatsApp (087 240 5709). These can be used to buy electricity, airtime, data, purchase goods and services in-store, or they can even be sent on to someone else.
“This is another rapid response from Shoprite to a real problem facing citizens on the ground – and we’re pleased that it will remain as a key product in the growing suite of services offered by the Money Market Account. It goes to show how much we can achieve in a short amount of time when the circumstances require it,” says Jean Olivier, General Manager for Financial Services at the Shoprite Group.
Our partnerships with our merchants are important. With the increased demand for cashless and contactless services, they drive us to develop innovative payment solutions to meet the real-world needs of consumers.
“Through collaboration with Africa’s largest retailer, we will be able to help millions of South Africans to make instant deposits into Money Market accounts. It is one step closer to ensuring that everyone is able to participate in the digital economy, all while to improve financial inclusion and access,” explains our CEO, Thomas Pays.