Ethiopia

Ethiopia Online Payments:
Mobile Providers & Banks

104
Million People
8.9
Million Mobile Subscribers
50.2
Million Mobile Payments Users

Over the past decade, Ethiopia has seen strong, steady growth in mobile and internet penetration. The broadband market has seen significant improvements, and yet enormous potential still remains in the Africa’s second most populous country. This is demonstrated, in part, by the number of inbound tourists and foreign exchange students flooding into the country year after year, as a result of the partial opening of the economy to private investment. Thus, with constant growth, there is an ever-increasing need for internet payment service providers.

DPO provides a much-needed online payments solution for business owners in Ethiopia by offering safe and secure credit card processing to both travelers and local merchants. As a result, Ethiopian businesses can accept online and offline payments from credit cards, mobile money, and bank transfers in real time.

We work with the following providers to support mobile payments:
  • Airtel
  • mPesa
  • MTN
  • Pesa
  • Tigo
  • Voda
The leading bank in Ethiopia:
  • Dashen Bank
  • Bank of Abyssinia
  • United Bank
  • Awash Bank
  • CBE
Industries:
  • Airlines
  • eCommerce
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Restaurants & retail
  • Schools
  • Travel
  • More...
Which payments forms you’ll be able to accept?
  • Airtel
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Mopesa
  • MTN
  • PCI
  • Tigo
  • Visa
  • Vodacom
Which currencies you’ll be able to accept?
  • All currencies

Regulation of Online Payments in Ethiopia

With e-commerce still in its infancy in Ethiopia, the government is in the process of drafting national laws to govern online payments. Meanwhile, Ethiopian businesses that accept online payments must comply with credit card companies’ standards and regulations, as well as with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Who can open an account with DPO?

Any travel-related merchant/provider or e-commerce merchant (hotel, airline, travel agent, tour operator, tour guide, etc.) can open an account immediately and start accepting online and mobile payments.

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Ethiopia Office 

150 meters from 3 Day's International Hotel

Mickey Leland Street

Haya Hulet

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

TEL: +251911542193

 

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