This is a simple guide on how you can make payments using M-PESA 1Tap. This is a faster way to make payments through Mpesa using a card, phone sticker or wristband device that is connected to your M-PESA account. The service which was launched in May 2017, uses a gadget referred to as Point of Sale (POS) to process the transactions.
How M-PESA 1Tap Works
1. The vendor keys in the amount to be paid onto the M-PESA 1Tap Point of Sale device
2. You tap your M-PESA 1Tap tag onto the Point of Sale device
3. You will then receive a pop-up message on your phone asking you to enter your M-PESA PIN for the transaction to be processed
To get the M-PESA 1Tap tag (card, wristband or sticker) visit any Safaricom Retail shop, M-PESA Agent or Safaricom authorized dealer where it will be connected to your M-PESA account and activated for use.
Before using the M-PESA Card it is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds in your M-PESA account to cover your transaction plus the costs of the transaction where applicable.