Zbooni offers free processing to UAE SMEs looking for online solutions
Zbooni, the home-grown SME business platform, is reporting a spike in interest for its mobile payment technology, as retailers look for ways to conduct business beyond the traditional storefront. The company, which offers a suite of business tools for retailers, such as mobile payment links that can be shared via WhatsApp, has seen a 33% increase in downloads and is witnessing record transactions since the global coronavirus pandemic began.
Zbooni, which is a free-to-download app, has decided that rather than cash-in on the opportunity presented by the surge in interest, they will instead offer all existing and new customers free payment processing on sales up to AED 5000. From 26 March to 16 April 2020, existing and new customers in the UAE will not pay a fil in conducting business payments or invoicing via Zbooni, on sales up to AED 5000. Amounts above this will be charged at Zbooni’s standard 3.5% flat rate processing fee per transaction.
Sadik Hamami, CFO of Zbooni, said: “We are proud to be supporting the SME landscape during what is obviously an incredibly difficult time for many businesses. We decided that rather than take advantage of the situation, this was a moment where we should really give back to the community. This is a time where businesses need to adapt quickly, and that is hopefully where Zbooni is able to provide some relief.”