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Zambeef steps up Airtel Money’s ‘Tap and Go’ service

Zambeef’s newly opened Masala Macro in Ndola is the latest outlet to offer customers the Airtel Money ‘Tap and Go’ service following the partnership between the two organisations aimed at offering customers safer and more convenient payment solutions.

Speaking at the launch event held at Zambeef’s Masala Macro outlet in Ndola, Airtel Zonal Business Manager – Copperbelt, Mwansa Nchinkulo, said:

“‘Tap and Go’ is a new and exciting offer from Airtel Money that allows customers to pay for goods and services using the ‘Near Field Technology’ (NFC) on their mobile phone.”

Zambeef General Manager Retailing and head of Marketing and Head Corporate Affairs Felix Lupindula noted that this would not only enable customers to make purchases without having to carry physical cash around but also make transactions faster and easier.

“Today’s customers are very technologically savvy and are constantly seeking innovative solutions that make it easier for them to operate on a daily basis as we move towards an increasingly cashless society and economy. And as it turns out, the mobile phone is the most accessed and used digital device so it is no surprise that they are more inclined to transact using their mobile,” said Mr Lupindula.

Customers need to be signed up for Airtel Money with an active Airtel Money Wallet, which is linked with an NFC Tag that is usually placed at the back of the phone. Payment can be done simply by tapping one’s phone on the Point of Sale device (POS) and entering their Airtel Money PIN to complete a transaction essentially making The ‘Tap and Go’ service, transactions much faster rate than using the conventional way of selecting from the Airtel Money menu.

“This significant development is in line with the national efforts of moving our country towards being technologically proficient by finding ways to innovate services to benefit the community at large,” added Mr Nchinkulo.

Such technology should not take away from the customer experience but rather add to it, he added.
The service is already being offered at several other Zambeef outlets including Ten Miles, Kanyama, Mungwi, Nkwazi outlets and Mtendere Macro outlet.

(Source: Langmead & Baker)

About Zambeef Products Plc
Zambeef Products Plc is the largest integrated agribusiness and food processing company in Zambia and one of the largest in the region.

The group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stockfeed and flour. The group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), planting 16,500 hectares in summer and 8,000 hectares in winter. The group is also expanding its West Africa operations in Nigeria and Ghana.

The company slaughters around 70,000 beef cattle, 6.75million chickens and 70,000 pigs per annum, while also processing 16 million litres of milk, producing 150,000 tons of stockfeed, 60 million eggs, 78,000 pairs of shoes and processes 97,500 hides in its tannery per year.

It has 177 retail outlets throughout Zambia and West Africa. Zambeef employs over 6,000 people with a total of K307 million paid in remuneration and benefits in the last year, and contributed K144m to Government in taxes and duties. More information is available at www.zambeefplc.com

About Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 375 million customers across its operations at the end of April 2017. To know more please visit www.airtel.com