Today is a giant leap forward as we have completed several long-overdue features!

Today is a giant leap forward as we have completed several long-overdue features! 

Lipa na Mpesa (Paybill & Buygoods) 
You can now make payments to paybill numbers and buygoods tills which will take between 2 and 5 mins to complete, 24 hours a day. 

Utilities & Statutories 
You will find prefilled paybill numbers on your account for the common utilities and statutory bodies so you do not need to recreate them. 

Making payments of high values 
In order to make large payments e.g to buy a 300,000/- airline ticket simply use the split payment option. To create the payment enter the paybill no, the account number and then split the amount into parts of no more than 70,000 each. On the approval menu, approve each split one after the other. When completed the payment will be recorded as one on your split records page, and your ticket will be fully paid for. You can do the same for taxes and other large amounts. 

Airtime Top up 
You can now load both safaricom and airtel lines with airtime either one by one or in bulk. The option is on your create payments menu. Do ensure that the lines are Safaricom and Airtel only as all others will not go through. 

All the above features have been updated on your accounts but you will need to update the app from google play. 

What Next 
Popote now allows you to pay mobile numbers across all networks, Paybills and Buygoods which if used properly will enable your business to be totally cashless and partially chequeless. The last mile is to go totally chequeless so you can stop dashing back and forth for signatures. We will do this by enabling local and international bank transfers within the next 2 weeks. 

Again thank you for your patience and we look forward to your feedback as you use the new features. 

Remember on the left side of the screen is a “refer a friend” tab. We hope you will share Popote with others who can benefit from making and managing their payments digitally.