PayPal, an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet, is entering Nigeria and 9 other countries this week.
When i was browsing through the internet this evening, I saw a news headline by Reuters which says ‘PayPal expands payment services to Nigeria, 9 other markets’. I was wondering how true this could be, before a friend called me to confirm the genuineness of the news. 😆
According to Reuters, PayPal is entering 10 new countries this week, including Nigeria, providing online payment alternatives for consumers via mobile phones or PCs in markets often blighted by financial fraud.
“PayPal has been going through a period of reinvention, refreshing many of its services to make them easier to use on mobile (phones), allowing us to expand into fast-developing markets,” Keeley said.
Five European markets – Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco and Montenegro, four in the African nations of Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Zimbabwe, as well as Paraguay will gain access to PayPal global services this week.
Once the services go live, customers in the 10 countries with access to the Web and a bank card authorized for Internet transactions will be able to register for a PayPal account and make payments to millions of sites worldwide.
but we cannot receive from it
It will be very good if they lift their ban.
Although I thank Paypal for lifting that long awaited ban, but we still have some huddles to scale. Some major payment vendors like Clickbank don’t accept Nigeria. On most Clickbank payment portals, option is provided for use of Paypal. It’s not possible to make payment thru Paypal in this regard. So, Clickbank etc should also lift their own ban for us to enjoy Paypal services fully.
@Cyprian, yea. Hope that also happens so that we enjoy all the benefits the internet provides.
yeah i ave just verified mine and all things working well just that there is are some restriction but i belive half bread is better than none
@paschal, real. Half bread is better than none. Prayed the limitation is lifted.
Welcome development but then, can’t see Nigeria on the list.
@decub, please check again. Nigerian has been listed.
@segun, how do we pay in and withdraw
@Josh, after verification, payment would be charged on the card you link with your account. Currently, Nigerians can’t withdraw.
Thanks now what is the steps t
o open this paypal
@Adebayo Emmanuel, go to http://www.paypal.com to register.
great,no more looking for foriegn ip .
No more back doors! Can’t wait to opt-in. Thanks paypal.
Hell yeah! 🙂
Wow! atlas we are going higher. Fiverr here i come
Thank God, the stressful work is over. We have been dreaming of this for yrs.
This is a good develovepment especially to the African countries. Apart from carving financial fraud, it will facilitate the growth of the small and medium bussiness economy. I hope it will even thicken the wide exchange rate to the US dollar with the local currencies of the aforementioned countries.
We hope this will serve as an avenue towards boosting our economy (Nigerians)
Congratulations my fellow Nigerians and marketers. This is a way forward that we have been denied of in the past.
Very good… No more using of foreign ip to access paypal.. They should try and introduce how we can transfer our paypal funds to our bank account also. Nigeria going higher
Congratulations my Naija pals, I hope Ghana will be included soon.
Thanks PayPal Team