When it comes to running an online business in Uganda, one of the most important things to consider is how to securely and easily accept payments from customers. Fortunately, there are a number of payment gateway options available for businesses that use the popular Woocommerce platform on WordPress. In this article, we will take a look at some of the best payment gateways for Woocommerce in Uganda. I will compare their rates, features, support and more.
We shall compare Flutterwave, Easypay, DPO and Pesapal.
Flutterwave is one of the most popular payment gateways for Woocommerce in Uganda and Africa. It supports a wide range of payment methods, including credit and debit cards, mobile money, and bank transfers. They offer support for businesses, individuals, and non-profits, and have an easy setup process. One of the biggest advantages of using Flutterwave is the low transaction fees, which are among the lowest in the industry. There is well-detailed developer documentation on their website that one can use to guide them in using the platform.
This is the only option on this list that is developed and managed in Uganda. Easypay supports mobile money and bank transfers. Easypay “temporarily” discontinued its support for VISA and it has not yet been restored till now. They support mainly businesses and individuals. Easypay has a very easy onboarding process which is fully online. With EasyPay, businesses can enjoy low mobile money transaction fees and a variety of features that make it easy to manage their account and track transactions. There is a detailed knowledge base on the Easypay website that will provide information about the platform.
DPO is a payment integrations company with its headquarters located in Kenya. The DPO payment gateway mainly supports credit and debit cards, bank transfers and mobile money (MTN and Airtel). They offer support for businesses and individuals. The onboarding process for DPO is slightly more strict as compared to other companies since it requires one to be fully registered and verified before they can even start testing the product. DPO offers a variety of plans to suit the different needs of businesses, and their transaction fees are very competitive. They also have a user-friendly interface which makes it easy to manage your account and track transactions.
Pesapal is my personal favourite platform when it comes to payment integration mainly because they allow small payments of not more than 1000Ksh (30,000 UGX) for unverified accounts. It supports credit and debit cards, bank transfers and even mobile money. There are a variety of features that make it easy to manage your account and track transactions using Pesapal.
Choosing the best payment gateway for your Woocommerce business in Uganda will depend on your specific needs and preferences. However, by comparing the rates, features, and support of these top payment gateway options, you can make an informed decision and find the right solution for your business.