Online payment gateway PayGate, a subsidiary of DPO Group, has enabled Samsung Pay as an additional payment method for its merchants.
The mobile payment solution provides a secure and private way to make mobile payments – without handing over cash or sharing payment card details for each new transaction. For merchants, this provides an easier and more convenient checkout experience.
“Samsung Pay eliminates searching for payment cards in wallets or purses, contributing to a seamless payment journey.
“On top of that, every transaction is authenticated and authorized by the customer’s fingerprint or PIN on their Samsung device – adding an extra layer of security to online payments. This means customers are more likely to complete the checkout process,” Iran says. Feinstein, DPO Group CEO.
With security as a priority, Samsung Pay has put measures in place to ensure that valid card information is never stored on a customer’s device or on Samsung’s servers.
Instead, each time a payment is made, the card number is replaced by a token, effectively creating a virtual version of the card with completely different digits. This ensures that consumer details are encrypted and secure.
“We are excited to bring Samsung Pay to PayGate merchants. Our technology is helping to grow Africa’s ecommerce sector as a whole by making online shopping more convenient. This benefits everyone – from business owners and their suppliers to customers.”
“The rapid growth and adoption by retailers and consumers is driven by innovations that prioritize their needs – above all, security and convenience,” said Justin Hume, Vice President of Mobile, Samsung South Africa.
Samsung Pay is integrated with several major banks, including Absa Bank, Capitec Bank, Discovery Bank, FNB, Investec, Nedbank, RMB Private Bank and Standard Bank, for online payments and check withdrawals.
Merchants who offer Samsung Pay online to their customers can do so through their PayGate account.
“Customers can use their Samsung Galaxy smartphone to make quick and convenient purchases through apps or on the web — without creating an account or repeatedly typing in shipping and billing information,” says Feinstein.
“Offering Samsung Pay as an alternative payment method to our merchants is part of the DPO Group’s goal to provide our merchants with access to a variety of payment methods. This merger demonstrates both teams’ commitment to innovation,” says Feinstein.
DPO Group is Africa’s largest and fastest growing payment service provider, which includes DPO Pay, PayGate, PayFast and SiD Instant EFT.
Operating in 23 countries and working with over 60,000 active merchants across the continent, DPO provides online retailers of all sizes with simple, efficient and secure online payment services.
In the year In 2021, the group was acquired by Network International, which is internationally renowned in the Middle East and Africa.