Kenyan online shoppers can now pay for products purchased from Amazon using the Kenyan shilling, the giant American electronic commerce company has announced.
The Washington-headquartered firm says that shoppers who choose to use Kenyan shillings to pay for items purchased will not be required to part with additional cash in conversion fees.
“You don’t need to worry about credit card charges or hidden bank fees. Western Union doesn’t charge you for payment. Plus Amazon PayCode shows you clearly how much Kenyan Shillings are needed to make the purchase,” says Amazon in a statement on its website.
To pay using Kenyan currency, shoppers are required to select “Amazon PayCode” payment option during checkout. They will then proceed to any Western Union agent with their PayCode and a national identity card to pay for the items in cash.
“There are many Western Union agent locations conveniently located near you. Find a nearby location using our Agent Locator and visit us to pay for your Amazon purchase. Just bring your ID and PayCode and our agent will process your cash payment,” says the Jeff Bezos-led company.