Two days after raising $250 million in a series D raise in February 2022, pan-African fintech giant Flutterwave held an event where it announced, among other things, that it would add Google Pay and Apple Pay to its payment options.
Today, the business is following through on its promise regarding Google Pay, as customers of the global payment service may now use it to make purchases from merchants on Flutterwave’s storefronts.
This comes from the company’s recent integration of the e-Naira, the digital currency used in Nigeria, into its platform. This makes it possible for buyers and sellers to transact directly using cryptocurrency.
With these changes, it’s clear that Flutterwave is on a mission to give its users quick and flexible ways to pay. Flutterwave says that this change will make it less likely for people to leave their online shopping carts empty.
In a statement to TechCabal, Flutterwave’s founder and CEO, Olugbenga Agboola, said he was sure that the Google Pay integration would bring customers from all over the world to businesses on Flutterwave.
Flutterwave’s commitment to developing a platform that enables streamlined payment processing for all users is the driving force behind the company’s sustained and rapid expansion.
The GooglePay payment option will attract more foreign clients and boost the present success rates for Flutterwave enterprises. By integrating with Google Pay, customers from all over the world will be able to take part in the flourishing e-commerce ecosystem that is now present in Africa. It will help us keep our promise to give everyone a world full of opportunities,” he said.
While this is going on, Flutterwave is not automating the process of integrating this feature for any of the 30,000 merchants who use their platform. To participate, interested merchants need to manually opt-in from within their dashboards.