Nigeria’s Vendly launches to permit customers to make funds through social media
Nigerian startup Vendly has launched a platform that enables customers to ship and obtain cash utilizing simply their social media handles.
Launched in December, Vendly goals to assist social media customers monetise their platforms, permitting them to ship and obtain cash PayPal-style.
It does this by implementing “vends” – cost hyperlinks that may be tied both on to a number of particular social media handles or dynamically to a bunch of social media identities that match sure standards.
“Customers on the receiving finish solely want show that they personal that identification by authenticating with the related social media platform in a secure and safe method,” Bob Nzelu, Vendly’s co-founder and CEO, advised Disrupt Africa.
“The selection of easy methods to redeem vends lies squarely on its recipient – both on to financial institution, as airtime, cell cash, donating to a charity, PayPal, and even ‘revend’ it to a different social media person.”
Vendly was launched to handle the dearth of simple methods for social media customers to monetise time spent on such platforms. “Vends” reside on the timeline, and are engageable, making them extra native to social media as customers can share, reward and have interaction with vends proper on social media.
Out there in beta, the startup has raised US$80,000 in funding from household and pals. “Vend” authors pay a token payment for each created, whereas it additionally plans to cost manufacturers premium charges.