By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
Debit cards have made it very easy to pay for any transactions whether online or offline. This is because the number of Nigerians carrying cash around has significantly dropped due to the cashless policy.
Besides it is even risky to move huge cash around. This said the problem is that you shouldn’t always use your credit card to buy just anything.
Jumia Travel gathers the essential things you should purchase with your debit card. This will help you avoid underhand charges and other fees.
Although you have the option to pay on delivery especially in a Nigeria where the online payment system is yet to be perfected. Despite this, some online platforms have fortified websites on which you can simply pay with your debit card. You can your card for transactions involving large amounts.
Most flights today are usually booked online. After booking, you can pay immediately with your card rather than queue for hours to pay with cash.
Purchase made over the phone
If you make any purchase over the phone and want it delivered immediately, you can pay with your debit card. However, before you pay, you should do some background check. You can ask for the website and check out the reviews. If you are satisfied you can pay.
The internet has made it very relaxed to book and pay for hotels. On Jumia Travel, you can book and make payments online. It is safe and secured.
Pay for event tickets
There are so many events that happen around Lagos especially on weekends. Clubs, bars, and hotels are always hosting events. As a response to these partying tendencies of Lagosians and to relieve them of buying tickets at the venue, you can pay for your tickets on online ticketing platforms.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.