It's getting increasingly difficult to carry out international transactions with our Naira cards and some of us are on a country-imposed ASOS, Amazon break, daily questioning what we did wrong to be stuck here.
Nigerians looking at the stuff on ASOS we cannot buy:
But there's good news! American virtual card company, Barter, has partnered with African payments company, Flutterwave, to allow users in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya shop online in dollars while funding their cards in their local currency. Barter will leverage on Flutterwave’s virtual card API and platform to allow users create an unlimited number of virtual dollar cards for single or repeat transactions.
These virtual cards can then be funded via local cards or direct bank transfer. A barter card is Mastercard, Visa or Verve issued, so your card(s) can be Mastercard, Visa or Verve; depending on your needs or preferences. There are no limits to how much you can fund your virtual card with, in one transaction.
Barter supports all banks and financial institutions in the US, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria; and fund transfer is immediate.
How it works
Just visit the company website, create an account and a virtual card. You can then fund your virtual card from your bank account in your local currency. And just start shopping, literally anywhere on the internet.
The cards are customized with your name, billing address, and postal addresses. You can delete the virtual card whenever you want; and also create multiple cards and keep track of all of them.
Barter's foreign exchange rates are very competitive rates so, go on, people, flourish online!