So are you looking for where to buy offline POS machine in Nigeria? In this article, I will try to discuss some reasons why you might want to consider getting a POS machine in Nigeria, and where you can get one in Nigeria fast.
What’s an offline POS machine?
If you have ever gone to withdraw funds in a mobile payment booth in Nigeria, the chances of you getting debited without receiving your money are as high as I can imagine. This isn’t the case with POS machines, the only thing with POS machines is that there is no computers and sensors that can detect if there was a dispensing error or not and return the money debited from your account.
If there are network problems, POS machines malfunction, and that is often the beginning of weeks upon weeks of to and from the bank movements and calls. That isn’t the case with offline POS machines.
Offline POS machines allow you to carry out offline transactions on an Offline cache. Offline POS machines work only when you have unstable internet connections, so it would be able to perform basic transactions, save the data, and as soon as there is a reconnection with the internet, you will be able to upload all transactions and data entered to the server.
Now, this means that transactions made with your Nigerian bank ATMs are not possible, because you will need to access the customer’s database with your bank to be able to withdraw from and credit their account.
Any other transactions other than ATM withdrawals on your POS should work just fine.
Where to buy Offline POS machine in Nigeria
To buy an Offline POS machine in Nigeria, you will need to visit Aliexpress or Amazon. I have also seen offline POS machines on Jiji. These websites have merchants who likely bought their POS machines from China. I haven’t used any of these, so I can’t say if there will be a need for any special configuration of the machine.
So do your due diligence, read up all the terms, and try not to fall into the hands of scammers.
How to get free POS machine in Nigeria
The easiest way to get a POS machine in Nigeria is to go through your banks. Most banks will ask you to fill some forms and have accounts with them to be able to get a POS machine.
You will need to contact your Nigerian bank, explain the details of what you need to them, and they should be able to give you advice on how to get their own POS machines.
Some banks and payment processors will require that you have a good track record with them, and Opay is one of the most popular ones.
Opay for one is pretty easy to start.
The company only requires you to download the app from the play store or on the Apple app store, fill the agent registration form, start carrying out transactions until you are qualified to get your own POS. All you need to do is to visit any of their offices closest to you to collect your POS.
Here is a list of banks and payment processing companies that give free POS machines if you meet their requirements.
So that’s my article on where to buy offline POS machines in Nigeria or get it for free if you meet the requirements. Let me know if you have any questions, and I will be happy to answer every one of them in the comments.
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