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Carry1st, Africa’s leading mobile games publisher, partnered with online payments pioneers PayPal and Chipper Cash to enable people across Africa to purchase virtual goods and services online easily and securely.
Carry1st has already partnered with Africa’s leading fintech companies to develop and launch a payments solution Pay1st in six African countries.
These partnerships will allow consumers across Africa to purchase digital essentials like prepaid electricity and gaming assets (for games like PubG, ROBLOX, and SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off), as well as Uber and Xbox Live vouchers in the newly launched Carry1st Shop.
“By partnering with PayPal, the world’s largest consumer payments platform, and Chipper Cash, one of the most innovative and fast-growing payment platforms in Africa, we are removing the pain points consumers face when purchasing virtual goods,” commented Cordel Robbin-Coker, Carry1st CEO and co-founder.
“In Chipper Cash we have a partner that is perfectly aligned with our passion and dedication to revolutionise payments across Africa through technology and sector expertise, and to help the continent seize the unprecedented opportunities that lie ahead.”
The digital payments sector continues to grow rapidly in Africa because of the continent’s large, mobile-first population. This growth has resulted in a fragmented ecosystem of 277 mobile wallets, over 500 banks, and several card networks across 55 countries.
“Carry1st is a remarkable company, blazing new ground in mobile game development and distribution across the African continent,” comments Hasan Luongo, VP of Global Marketing at Chipper.
“Chipper’s partnership with Carry1st brings together two of the fastest growing technology segments globally in gaming and payments, so that many millions and soon billions more people can enjoy the best games and instantly purchase credits and top-ups in just a few taps.”