In today’s world, conducting international transactions efficiently and securely is crucial for any businesses or individuals. M-PESA GlobalPay virtual VISA card is an innovative payment solution that offers a seamless way to make payments to international online (ecommerce) sites for goods and services.
In this blog post, we will explore how to use M-PESA GlobalPay virtual card and highlight its key benefits for international payments.
Understanding M-PESA GlobalPay
M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card is a service provided by Safaricom Mpesa – Kenya’s leading mobile network operator in partnership with VISA.
M-PESA GlobalPay allows users to make online payments, leveraging the widespread popularity and convenience of the M-PESA mobile money wallet. The service is designed to simplify international transactions and facilitate cross-border commerce.
How to Activate the M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card
Activate GlobalPay Virtual Card via M-PESA App
Customers can activate the M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card via the M-PESA App by following these simple steps.
- Download the M-Pesa app from the Google Play Store or the App Store and install it.
- Login to your M-PESA App and navigate to the “Grow” tab.
- Select “GlobalPay” and Opt-in.
- You will receive an SMS from ‘Globalpay’ informing you that your opt-in was successful.
- Adjust the colour and image of your card.
- You will receive an SMS containing your 16-digit card number and expiration date. Keep these in a secure place.
- You can check your card info and generate the security code”CVV” code required to confirm online card transactions.
- Manage the card, set up repeat payments, and assess the Mini-Statement.
Activate it by dialling *334# On M-PESA USSD
Customers can also activate the M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card on M-PESA USSD (*334#) by following these simple steps.
- Dial *334#
- Select Lipa na M-PESA (Option 6)
- Select M-PESA GlobalPay (Option 5)
- Accept terms and conditions
- Enter M-PESA PIN
- You will receive a 16-digit number in a flash SMS. This is your M-PESA GlobalPay Visa credential (PAN)
- You will also receive the validity period of the card in a separate flash SMS (Expiry).
Both options will require the customer to use their secret M-PESA PIN.
Online Shopping with M-PESA GlobalPay
To pay international online merchants for goods and services, follow this steps
- Sign in to an eCommerce website where you want to shop, such as Amazon, Alibaba, Aliexpress, or eBay.
- Browse the product categories that interest you and add items to your shopping cart by clicking “Add to Cart”
- Review it and After reviewing it, click the “Checkout” button.
- Fill up your information, including your mailing address, and choose ‘Credit Card’ as your payment option. If the eCommerce site offers it, select the sort of credit card you’re using, such as Visa.
- Log in to your M-PESA Super App, Tap the Grow button, Choose GolbalPay then click on ‘Show Card Details’ to display the 16-digit number for the transaction and the CVV
- Enter your info as it appears on your GlobalPay virtual visa (this includes the credit card number, expiration date, and security code (CVV)
- Verify your information by checking whether everything you have entered is correct.
- Click the Checkout button to make your purchase.
M-PESA GlobalPay Minimum and Maximum Transaction
M-PESA customer limits apply to GlobalPay transactions i.e., the minimum amount of Ksh 1/= and a max of Ksh 150,000 per transaction with a max transaction limit of Ksh 300,000.
The minimum amount will change based on the prevailing USD – KES rate.
NB: Minimum amount is dynamic and equivalent to $1 to ease settlement procedures and Safaricom will apply markup of 3.5% .
Why M-PESA GlobalPay?
Simply download the app and start transacting globally. It is quick, efficient, and simple.
Pay for international merchants such as Alibaba, Netflix, and Amazon.
With security elements that allow retailers to verify your true identity.
M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card queries
For M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual VISA Card queries related queries, please dial 234 for assistance or visit Safaricom Care desks,.
M-PESA GlobalPay is a game-changer for individuals and businesses seeking an efficient and secure way to make payments to international online merchants for goods and services.
By following the simple steps above, you can take advantage of this innovative payment solution and experience the benefits it offers.
Embrace the power of M-PESA GlobalPay and streamline your cross-border payments for a seamless global financial experience.