Takas.lk, just signed an agreement today with eZ Cash. The agreement essentially allows all Takas customers to pay for goods and services using their eZ Cash account. For those not in the know, eZ Cash is a a payment tool which gives Dialog subscribers the ability to send and receive cash, pay bills and even have instant access to cash at anytime. The transaction is secured via a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This PIN will be known only to the users and will be required to access their respective eZ Cash account as well as for transactions. If you want to know more about it, here’s a guide we wrote sometime back.
Fariq Cader, Vice President – Digital Services, Dialog Axiata PLC handing over the agreement to Murtaza Moosajee, Chief Operating Officer-Takas.lk
eZ Cash was launched in June 2012, under the aegis of the Payments and Settlements Act No. 28 of 2005. Two years later, the service expanded when Dialog teamed up with Etisalat. The service has been growing in popularity over the last few years. As such has grown to incorporate a number of other merchants under their umbrella.
With Takas now a part of the network, those interested in purchasing items from them can now do so via their Dialog/Etisalat connections. Think of it as another gateway till PayPal is available in Sri Lanka. Even so ,a majority of Sri Lanka is still reluctant to hand over their credit card information for online purchases. Having used eZ cash for numerous transactions, I can indeed attest that something like this is quite handy to have.
With more than 20,000 eZ Cash Points across the country, a place to top up your eZ Cash account is not exactly hard to come by. Once done, you can proceed to shop online on Takas. It’s literally as easy as that.
Are you an eZ Cash user? Do you purchase items from Takas.lk? What is your experience with these services? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comment section below.