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Best Gift Card Trading App in Nigeria and Ghana 2021

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Astro Africa Best Gift Card

Selling gift cards in Nigeria became burdensome when too many platforms sprung up. Gift cards are sold everywhere, even on WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It has made finding the best platform quite difficult.

Given this, traders want to be assured by platforms that their gift cards are in safe hands. If a gift card trading app is not transparent and forthcoming, they are immediately ruled out as “fake” or “scammers.” Hence, platforms must try as much as possible to exude trustworthiness, reliability, and excellence.

A gift cards trading platform that has shown excellence, responsiveness, trust, reliance, and integrity is Astro Africa. They’ve done it so effortlessly over the years because those are some of their core values. At Astro Africa, what you see is what you get—everything more, nothing less. It is not enough to just lure you with words. Log on to Astro Africa to check out the amazing platform.

To further convince you on why Astro Africa is the best, here are some of the reasons.

Reliable and trustworthy

To trade your gift cards successfully, you need a reliable and trustworthy platform. Don’t take only my words for it, take it from over 20 people that have left positive reviews on trust pilot. Astro Africa has earned the trust of many Nigerians by being straightforward in how they deal with customers.

Easy to use

It is always tiresome when you have to watch a YouTube video or read a pamphlet before you can navigate an app or website. That is why Astro Africa created a platform that almost anyone can navigate without requesting assistance. Astro Africa is available on both the web and an android mobile app that can be downloaded from Google PlayStore.

Best rates

The goal of selling gift cards for cash is to yield profit. Astro Africa understands this and is always making conscious efforts to see to it that all their customers get maximum profit. At Astro Africa, gift cards are sold at over 80% of the card’s face value. Even though the exchange rates of gift cards are not constant, Astro Africa tries their best to always sell above the normal price.

To keep up with the rates of different gift cards, use Astro Africa’s rate calculator.

Fast payment

Astro Africa trades a wide array of gift cards and pays its customers without delay. The only time your transactions will be delayed on Astro Africa is if there’s a problem with your card or network problem.

Secure transaction

Both on the website and app, Astro Africa protects the personal and card details of all their customers. Astro Africa can in no way share your details with a third party without your permission. Your rights are protected in their privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Customer service

The customer service experience at Astro Africa is exceptional. The team works 24/7 to ensure that they attend to the needs of all customers without delay.

Referral bonus

Another feature that traders would love is the Referral feature that allows Astro users to earn from referring new users. Each referral will earn an Astro user a sum of N500.

How to get started on Astro Africa

  1. Download the app from Google PlayStore or visit astroafrica.site.
  2. Click on register/sign in
  3. Input valid email.
  4. Fill in other columns with the right information.
  5. Click on create an account.
  6. A verification mail will be sent to you, input it immediately.
  7. Viola! You’re now an official Astro user.

Frequently asked questions

Can I sell my gift cards for any currency other than naira?

Yes, you can. Astro Africa pays its customers in both Naira, Ghana cedes, Usdt, and BTC. Click here to sell gift cards.

How much is a $100 Nike gift card

The price of a $100 Nike gift card is 33,000. You can calculate the rate of other gift cards by using the Astro Africa gift card rates calculator.

How much is a $50 Steam wallet Gift Card?

The price of a $100 steam wallet Gift Card is 16,000. Astro Africa has a gift card rates calculator feature that allows you to calculate current rates.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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Verve Urges Cardholders to Partake in Ongoing Promo

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By Adedapo Adesanya

Verve cardholders have been advised to join the ongoing customer loyalty reward promo, which started in August 2022 and will end on October 30, 2022.

The payments company introduced the campaign to reward cardholders with exciting gifts and cash prizes that will enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Customers can enjoy their slice of the N70 million up for grabs in the promo. The more transactions carried out with Verve cards on POS, WEB, ATMs, and Paycodes, the closer they are to being amongst the 20 customers to cruise in the millionaire club.

Verve cardholders will be able to enjoy a 10 per cent weekly cashback on transactions. Also, 200 customers will win N20,000 each month.

The promo is open to Verve cardholders of First Bank, Zenith, Access, Ecobank, FCMB, Union, Fidelity, and UBA. And If customers do not have a Verve card yet or it has expired, they can ask their banks for a Verve card or reactivate the expired cards.

Verve continues to reward customers for their continued patronage, and the Transact and Enjoy Promo is set to benefit millions of cardholders with exciting winnings.

To qualify for the promo, Verve cardholders with active accounts can start transacting with existing Verve cards or renew their expired Verve cards. Also, non-Verve card holders can ask their banks for a Verve card to participate and increase their chances of winning great rewards.

For three consecutive years, the leading card brand, Verve, has continued to reward thousands of cardholders for their patronage in line with its mandate to provide a life of convenience for existing and prospective customers. This promo is one of several reward initiatives of Verve.

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Project Empower Business Accelerator Programme 2022 for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

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The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across Nigeria are on a path to the global Entrepreneurship Stage as the internet has enabled them to make their products and services available to customers within Nigeria and across different continents. Project Empower is an opportunity many indigenous businesses in Nigeria can explore to create quality and become competitive by adding value globally.

Project Empower is an initiative of IHS Towers to support 500 entrepreneurs and businesses to build sustainable brands. The business accelerator programme for Nigerian-owned businesses is a 3-month online intensive training program to support top-notch, emerging and innovative businesses.

Project Empower Acceleration Programme Involves

Training: The accelerator programme is designed to help start-ups and MSMEs brand their products, build products and services that solve real-life problems and gain traction.

Mentorship:  The program allows us to meet with mentors who are resource persons with reasonable years of experience in supporting entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to scale.

Funding Support: At the end of the accelerator programme, participants would have business plans fully developed to access funding from various already existing financial institutions and donors of their choice.

Am I Eligible To Apply for the Startup Nigeria Program?

The 2022 Project Empower Accelerator Programme will target Nigerian startups and MSMEs

The following businesses are eligible to apply for Project Empower Accelerator Programme.

  • Agriculture
  • ICT
  • Fashion
  • Health
  • Food or Beverage Production
  • Media
  • Wholesale or Retail
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design & Real Estate

Program Timeline

  • Application Opens
  • Application deadline
  • Selection process begins
  • Selection process ends
  • Training commences
  • Training ends
  • Pitching competition for 3 top performing businesses

Application Process

All applications are online via https://projectempower.org/application.

Enquiries

Email: info@projectempower.org
Website: www.projectempower.org
WhatsApp: 081 38965157

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Alitheia IDF Invests $11m in SweepSouth

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The excellent services offered by SweepSouth have attracted the attention of Alitheia IDF as it has invested about $11 million into the online home services platform providing cleaning services to a wide range of customers across Africa.

Co-founded in 2014 by Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic, SweepSouth has a presence in Africa’s four key tech markets: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt.

This latest round of funding will allow the company to further develop and grow its infrastructure and team in South Africa, roll out new services in existing markets, and pursue both greenfield expansions and acquisitions across the African continent and beyond.

In addition to its expansion efforts, SweepSouth will scale its current efforts to improve the economic and legal rights of domestic workers through efforts such as the SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Workers Across Africa – a report that highlights the struggles of domestic workers in Africa and encourages more action from governments and stakeholders.

The investment of Alitheia IDF, Africa’s first and largest gender-lens private equity fund, in SouthSweep comes after its acquisition of Egyptian home services platform, Filkhedma, in December 2021

“This new funding round is an important one for our team as we continue to scale in South Africa, and further grow our operations in Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt,” says Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth.

“We’re excited to continue SweepSouth’s work in connecting customers with home service providers across the continent, building a platform that empowers domestic workers and local tradespeople.

“We are particularly proud to have raised funding from Alitheia IDF, a female-led fund, and to have included more women investors on the cap table via a female-focused SPV during this round. We are excited about what this means for us going forward and thrilled to have Polo Leteka from Alitheia IDF join the board,” she added.

“We are proud to support SweepSouth’s growth as it expands its platform that substantially improves the financial and social outcomes for domestic workers across Africa, most of which are women. In the domestic services industry, which is notoriously informal and exploitative, SweepSouth’s model solves autonomy, security, increasing income for its service providers, and affordability and flexibility for its end users. AIF’s investment will enable the development of infrastructure and operations that will deliver growth for stakeholders – particularly domestic workers and local tradespeople at the base of the economic pyramid,” says Polo Leteka, Principal Partner, Alitheia IDF Fund.

Alen Ribic, the co-founder of SweepSouth, adds: “We’re excited about bringing new shareholders on board in our mission to build technology that aids in providing meaningful connections – giving customers access to safe, convenient services, and home service providers access to decent work opportunities under dignified conditions.”

It was learned that the size of the round, which is SweepSouth’s largest to date, is a result of strong growth in the company’s valuation and social impact since the previous funding round.

Current investors Naspers Foundry, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and Futuregrowth Asset Management all committed to participate in this new round, as did new investors Endeavor Catalyst, Endeavor’s Harvest Fund II, Caruso Ventures, and E4E Africa.

Alitheia IDF, Africa’s first women-focused and women-led private equity fund, is a $100 million gender-lens fund co-founded and managed by two women-led firms – Alitheia Capital (Lagos, Nigeria) and IDF Capital (Johannesburg, South Africa).

The fund, which announced its final close in 2021 to become the largest gender-lens private equity fund in Africa, identifies, invests in, and grows SMEs led by gender-diverse teams in six African countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

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