Paystack is the deal of today with the big announcement – Today at Listed Hosting we are very excited to share the great news as another Africa giant is making the global news; Paystack, yes yes, and yes it is official as Paystack is now selected as a partner on the most used eCommerce plugin on WordPress.
According to the Director of Business Development at WooCommerce Mechiel Couvaras “Paystack is leading the charge in bringing a world-class payments experience to African merchants,” “Their contribution to marketing, user skills, and innovation in Africa are some of the key factors in considering the partnership. Receiving funding from Stripe and Visa was also a strong indication of their potential.”
Woocommerce as an eCommerce tool
Woocommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and for the market position of the base product as freeware.
Paystack – Africa Payment Gateway Solution Provider
Paystack is the most widely used payment gateway in Africa, accounting for more than half of all online transactions in Nigeria. More than 60,000 stores use the gateway. In October 2020, it was acquired by Stripe for more than $200M. The gateway can be used by businesses in Nigeria and Ghana and last month it added support for South Africa, after a six-month-long pilot program.
WooCommerce made the announcement naming Paystack its preferred payments partner for WooCommerce in Africa with more than 20,000+ merchants that have installed the free Paystack WooCommerce Payment Gateway plugin, it sure makes perfect sense why the payment gateway was selected.
What this means to users
WordPress users no longer need to search for and download the Paystack plugin separately anymore, just select Paystack during the Woocommerce installation and you will have it up and ready for you inside the WooCommerce dashboard.
The payment gateway also as usual has made some updates to its tutorial for how to set up the gateway in WooCommerce. You can also watch this YouTube video below if you prefer the alternative method.
African online retail has been growing fast in recent years. This trend is predicted to continue. Several factors are contributing to this impressive growth. Africa has the youngest and second-largest population in the world. Thus, there is potential for a vast digital audience. In addition, internet penetration has been rising due to the broad expansion of smartphones and mobile devices in general. Indeed, mobile e-commerce dominates the online shopping scene.
As of 2019, the number of digital buyers in Africa experienced an increase to 233 million. The number of e-commerce users in the continent was projected to grow significantly in the next years, according to a Statista forecast. In 2021, there might be some 334 million online shoppers in Africa. By 2024, they could be roughly 478 million, about double the number in 2019.
As a business that wants to grow in Africa, having an online presence is compulsory, and doing it right is also very important, ensuring that you have:
- Great website design
- Stable Web Hosting service
- Great Brand name – domain name
- Online Security via SSL certificates
- SEO and SEM plans and much more.
With Listed Hosting we guarantee your website will run quicker on our Cloud SSD than normal hosting because we know that even the best technology is only as good as the people behind it. That’s why we offer expert, 24/7 support, plus a lot more. You can also use our Live Chat or Ticket.
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