Airtel Uganda has announced the addition of the Merchant Till Number for small businesses feature on Airtel Money. The service has been created for informal businesses like market vendors, salon operators, and Boda Boda riders on the Airtel network.
Airtel Money customers and business owners across Uganda, using their existing SIM Cards, are now able to separate their business finances from their personal Airtel Money wallets. This is by using the USSD Code *185*10*10# to create a Unique Merchant Till Numbers.
The users will be using their current SIM cards, and be able to monitor up to 10 different branches of their small businesses.
They can then use to use this Merchant Till Number to:
- Receive payments for goods and services from their duuka, boda-boda rides, saloon, etc
- Transfer money from the till number to their Airtel Money number
- View Balances on both their new Merchant Till Number and personal Airtel Money wallet.
Airtel has deliberately built a telecom infrastructure of over 2,100 site masts across Uganda. It is on the back of this infrastructure that the Merchant Till Number service has been made possible. Customers can enjoy seamless border-to-border connectivity and get access to affordable devices, and affordable e-commerce solutions.
The Merchant Till number service will boost business as the proprietors will have proper accountability and oversight of their business.