Buy domain names and web hosting just got easier for residents of Ghana. ATM card holders of selected banks can now order for their web services through www.web4africa.net and pay online immediately. Orders paid for online with Web4Africa are processed instantly, so long the ATM card is successfully authorized. Regular ATM cardholders of the following banks in Ghana are currently enabled to pay online:
- Amalgamated Bank
- Intercontinental Bank
- United Bank for Africa (UBA)
The current situation of e-commerce in Ghana is less than exciting with only a few having access to Mastercard or Visa cards than can be used over the Internet. Many have had to drive through traffic to the bank to pay Web4Africa for their domain names & web hosting. Bank deposits are less than ideal for true e-commerce and come with a baggage of challenges:
- time wasted in traffic could be applied into more meaningful endeavours
- payment cannot be made on national holidays or weekends (some bank branches open for a limited period on Saturdays)
- some banking halls can be very busy with spiralling queues of customers, resulting in a further waste of precious time
Thus, accepting regular ATM cards payment online gives real-meaning to e-commerce for residents of Ghana. With Web4Africa being the leading web hosting company in Ghana, a lot of website owners would be positively impacted by this new development.
Note however that Web4Africa has always accepted payment online via several international means like credit/debit cards, PayPal, Liberty Reserve, e-gold (no longer supported), Alertpay, MoneyBookers, PerfectMoney for several years.
The new payment method implemented on www.web4africa.net is powered by eTranzact Ghana Limited.