Over 650,000 customers of fast food outlets under the Innscor chain can now pay their bills through the globally acclaimed M-PESA service following the signing of a partnership agreement between the Safaricom’s MPESA and the fast food chain, Innscor of South Africa.
The payment system will apply at both the tills at the various outlets and also for home deliveries where customers can order and pay through M-PESA.
Present during the signing ceremony were Safaricom general manager in charge of financial services Betty Mwangi-Thuo and Morne Deetlefs, InnscorKenya managing director.
“We shall continue innovating and entering into strategic partnerships with service providers in our quest to entrench M-PESA as a mobile commerce tool for everyone. We are truly committed to making a difference in the lives of Kenyans through M-PESA. This partnership is aligned with our strategy of taking M-PESA to the next level as more than a money transfer device in line with the Bigger Than Cash positioning,” said Ms. Mwangi.
Over 700 organisations, both public and private, have signed up with the M-PESA ‘Pay Bill’ functionality that enables their customers to pay their bills using mobile money.
“Mobile Money is a convenient way to pay for food at either our tills or when you want food delivered to your house. Innscor is always in pursuit of ensuring that we make purchasing as convenient as can be. M-PESA has met the requirement of ensuring that convenience for the customer is met,” said Mr Deetlefs.
To use the new service with Innscor, customers will be required to:
a. Select ‘PayBill’ from their M-PESA menu
b. Enter the correct ‘Business Number’ for the specific Innscor Outlet
c. Enter the ‘Account Number’ of the outlet where you will be paying for the meal
d. Enter the amount you wish to pay (between KShs. 100 – 35,000).
e. Enter your M-PESA PIN.
f. Confirm that all the details are correct and press OK
g. Your will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA immediately.