How to pay with PayPal in Kenya

Simply the easiest guide you’ll find on the web on how to use PayPal in Kenya. To better understand this article, I recommend reading “How to make online payments in Kenya” first. In subsequent sections of this article I'll highlight and elaborate on some the the most common questions Kenyans have about PayPal and why they need not to be apprehensive in embracing such an innovation. Moreover burst one or more myths. Read on.

Does PayPal work in Kenya? Answer: Yes!

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How to make online Payments in Kenya

Is Kenya ready for e-commerce/e-Business/e-tail? Let’s begin by defining e-Commerce ~ E-commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmittiion of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. These business transactions can occur on many levels either B2B, B2C, C2C or C2B. B=Business, C=Consumer.

The answer to this is a resounding yes. In reference to statistics published in the Kenya Communication Authority quarterly sector report Q3 2014/2015 , the number of internet users has increased to 29 million with Internet subscriptions hitting a 18.8 Million record while mobile subscription at 18.6 million bringing the percentage of Kenyans browsing the web via smartphones to 99% and those who have access to the internet to 72.7%

From such stats it’s clear how e-commerce has a huge potential in Kenya. In addition there are many success stories in this realm of commerce. Notably Jumia, Kenya’s largest e-commerce retailer and one the most visited sites in Kenya which has seen its sale  increase to 900 percent, since its establishment in the country a few years ago, thanks to increasing internet penetration and kenya's embrace for online shopping. Other success stories include; Kaymu, EasyTaxi, Jovago, Hellofood, Lamudi  etc

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