Need help getting your business online? Get free help from top digital agencies in Nigeria and Ghana
Paystack has partnered with top digital agencies in Nigeria and Ghana to support 40 businesses with free integrations to commerce platforms
Due to the ongoing lockdowns in Ghana and Nigeria, many businesses are looking to get started with selling on the internet.
A few weeks ago, we published a guide to show you how to transition your business online, and to further help businesses get started with selling online, we’ve partnered with 8 digital agencies to offer 40 businesses basic integrations to commerce platforms, for free.
This opportunity is only open to businesses in Ghana and Nigeria selling essential goods and services, such as food, and medical supplies. Together with the agencies we’ve partnered with, we’re excited to help more entrepreneurs get started with online commerce.
If you don’t already know Paystack, kindly allow us to do a quick introduction. Paystack is a technology company powering growth for businesses through our collection of simple, powerful payment tools.
Over 60,000 businesses of all sizes use our tools to grow their business, including MTN, Silverbird Cinemas, Wakanow, Startimes, Bolt, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service, and AXA Mansard Insurance.
How it works
While it's very easy to start accepting online payments with Paystack, some businesses have special needs, or need a little more support getting the ball rolling.
We’ve partnered with 8 agencies — 3 in Ghana, and 5 in Nigeria — to help 40 businesses who have such needs to set up their businesses online for free.
If your business gets selected, you’ll receive a free virtual consultation with one of the agencies during which they'll get a sense of your requirements. They'll then recommend a commerce platform, and help you integrate Paystack onto that platform for free.
To apply, simply fill this form, and tell us a bit about your business. Please note that we have a preference for businesses that sell essential goods and services such as restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, delivery companies, education etc.
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Meet the digital agencies
The following agencies have volunteered their time and energy to support this initiative. We’re excited to work with them to help your business get started with selling online!
What types of businesses are eligible to apply?
We'll prioritise businesses that sell essential goods and services such as food or medical supplies. We'll also prioritise businesses that have a financial need that prevents them from getting the technical help they require.
Is it completely free? Would I need to pay for anything?
If your business is selected for a free consultation and integration, you won't pay for any of those specific services — consultation and custom integration to Paystack and an ecommerce platform. The design, custom development, and store setup of your business' website are, however, not included in this offer.
Do I need to already have a website?
You need a domain name and also a hosting or subscription plan to get started. The agencies we've partnered can get you setup with these if you don't already have them.
Can I apply if my business doesn’t sell essential goods and services?
Yes, but we'll prioritise businesses that sell essential goods and services.
Can I apply if I already have a Paystack account?
Yes, you may apply.
What are the types of eCommerce platforms I can integrate to?
We are limiting this offer to Shopify and WooCommerce.
Will the digital agencies keep maintaining my business’ website for free after the integration?
The agencies are offering their assistance with setup only. All additional services rendered by the agencies will need to discussed and agreed upon between you and the agency.
How soon can I get feedback about my application?
You can expect a response from us within 48 hours of your application.
Want to help? Nominate your agency
Are you a digital agency that'd like to help more businesses get started online? We’re more than happy to work with you! Kindly fill this form to indicate your agency's interest, and someone from the Paystack team will reach out to you.
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We’re here to help
We’d like to thank every single digital agency that has volunteered their time and expertise to work with us on this project. CK Digital, Cregital, Crowncity Technologies, Jrango, Pulse Africa, Touchcore, Wope Digital — thank you very much ❤️
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity and get your business started online. If you know any other entrepreneur that may benefit from this, kindly share this post with them and invite them to apply.
We wish you and yours the absolute best during this challenging period. Also, if you have any questions at all, kindly send us an email at [email protected] — we’re happy to help.