Vodacom Lesotho

Patala ka M-Pesa

PATALA KA M-PESA is a digital product that allows businesses, large and small to integrate through an Open API platform for M-Pesa to be a payment channel on their website for the provision of goods and services. This product is available for various types of transactions

Types of Transactions:

  1. Customer to Business (C2B): as the name states, this will allow customers to make purchases or pay for services online through businesses, retailers that have integrated the solution as a payment channel.
  2. Business to Business (B2B): For the transfer of funds from one company to the next, provided both have integrated the solution (e.g. a Coffee Store paying their Water Bill to WASCO through M-Pesa.)
  3. Business to Customer (B2C): Commonly known as a ‘Bulk Payment’ system, allowing a company to make a one transfer to several individuals at the same time; such as an employer making payments to employees or a marketing agency paying event promoters for a campaign.
  4. Direct Debit (DD): A scheduled payment from an individual’s M-Pesa account to a company (e.g. You’ve purchased furniture on hire purchase for a 24 to 36-month contract, through direct debit, the furniture store will debit the customer’s M-Pesa account on a monthly basis per the agreed payment plan/schedule)

What's Next?

If you’re an organization/business with a product or service and you would like to collect payment for it online through M-Pesa, then this is the solution you’ve been looking for. Head over to the Frequently Asked Questions for details on applying for an M-Pesa business account (Merchant) and integrating your website using Open API.