Selcom's Marketing Manager, Juma Mgori, handing over dummy Cheque

23Jan 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Selcom's Marketing Manager, Juma Mgori, handing over dummy Cheque

SIX Selcom merchants have won millions in the third draw of ‘Shinda Mtaji’ promotion, which is coordinated by the Selcom and Mastercard Company.

Selcom agents win millions in Shinda Mtaji promotion

Launched in November last year, the promotion is aimed at increasing capital and promoting their businesses.The promotion focuses on all businesses in the country who continue to use Masterpass QR service in receiving various payments on their business areas and traders, who have already joined the service.

Speaking to journalists yesterday in Dar es Salaam in handing over dummy cheques for the winners of the promotions, Selcom Marketing Manager Juma Mgori said the promotion enables a businessman to win 1m/- a week for a period of three months from November to January 2018.He added that every businessman who joins Masterpass QR and start receiving payments from clients will go straight into the weekly draw and that give him opportunity to boast and increase his business capital.Masterpass QR is a service that enables small and medium enterprises to pay a variety of products and services from a mobile account or bank account by entering the Pay Number of a trademark or scanning QR number that existing in the business area using the Smartphone.“Through the Masterpass QR service, the customer will be able to make payments via mobile networks from Tigo Pesa, M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Halopesa, Ezypesa and Selcom Card. Also on behalf of the mobile banking service will be able to make payments from Access Bank, I & M Bank, NBC Bank, Exim Bank, TPB Bank, NMB Bank, FINCA Microfinance Bank, Barclays, UBA Bank and Standard Chartered Bank,” he said. He said ‘Shinda Mtaji’ promotion aims to provide this access to capital across all small and medium enterprises so that they can not only use this to expand their business, but also be motivated to learn about the benefits of why adopting Masterpass QR expands their customer base and eventually their sales revenue.

“This is possible because a customer can pay through any mobile wallet in Tanzanian or any bank partnered with Selcom for Masterpass QR, and they never have to worry about cash handling or management issues as a business,” he said.

He added that, the service addresses challenges previously faced by small business owners who were unable to afford point of sale infrastructure and were forced to transact in cash.

One of the winners, Gerald Moshi, of Moshi Shop in Arusha, urge on business dealers to use the Masterpass QR service as it aims to get rid of Tanzanians for carrying cash or to have a bank card whenever they need to pay.For his part Faraji Suleiman, who owns Faraji Hardware in Dar es Salaam, said that the Masterpass QR service eliminates discomfort and cost as well as bringing security to business premises.“When a businessman joins this service, the sales day will be sent to his bank account or phone the same day after the workday is over,” she said.

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