Offer more, earn more: How Adding PHED Electric Payments to VTpass can Benefit You 

Offering a wide variety of services to your clients is crucial if you want to maintain your competitive edge and increase your earning potential as a service provider or business owner. Electricity bill payment is one service that is extremely valuable to both you and your clients.  Through the integration of PHED electricity payments with VTpass, numerous advantages and prospects for advancement can be accessed. Let us look at how adding PHED electric payments to vtpass can help you and your clients, which will eventually result in more success and income.

Increase the Range of Services You Offer:

Your service portfolio is immediately expanded by integrating PHEDC electricity bill payments into what you offer. This gives your clients a more simple option to pay their electricity bills. This extra ease not only improves the client experience overall, but it also establishes you as their go-to source for any utility payment needs. Whether your clients are business owners or homeowners, they will value the ease with which they can pay their power bills in addition to other bill payments like TV subscriptions, data, and other necessary expenditures on vtpass.com

Generate More Clientele with PHED electric bill Payment

Utilizing VTpass for PHEDC electricity payments will help your company draw in new clients. Many people and companies use VTpass to effortlessly manage their utilities online, pay their bills, and buy data. You may reach a sizable pool of prospective clients who are actively looking for practical payment solutions by signing up with VTpass. By including PHEDC electric bill payment in your list of services, you’ll differentiate yourself from the competition and attract clients who want a dependable and easy way to make payments.

Strengthen client loyalty

Dependability and convenience are the key factors that drive customer loyalty. By allowing PHED electric bill payments with vttpass.com, you show your dedication to giving your clients easy-to-use services. Customers are then more likely to trust and stick with your brand in the future when they have payment issues. Furthermore, happy clients are more likely to refer you to others, which will grow your clientele and enhance your standing in your community.

Bring in more money with PHED Electric bill payment

You or your company can make a lot of money by integrating PHEDC electricity bill payments with VTpass. VTpass offers a commission on every payment, not just electricity bill payments that are made through your platform by customers. As your clientele and transaction volume increase, these commissions can add up rapidly. This gives your company a consistent flow of extra cash. Additionally, you can increase your earning potential by capturing a larger portion of your clients’ wallets by providing other payment services through VTpass.

Simplify the Processes:

By integrating PHED power payments into your VTpass platform, you can streamline the payment process for your clients and speed up your own processes. The VTpass online payment system and its user-friendly interface make it simple and efficient to conduct electricity bill payments. You’ll be able to devote more time to expanding your company and providing customer service.

Growing with VTpass is continuous, as there are countless prospects for growth and success. From diversifying your service portfolio and drawing in new clients to boosting client loyalty and getting more money. Don’t pass up this chance to use VTpass and PHED electric bill payments to grow your company to new heights.

Happy Customer Service Week!

Servicing customers can be hard; it’s customer service week so we thought, what better time to let you in on this secret than now? We have one of the best customer support teams this part of the continent! Don’t believe? We’ll not just tell, we’ll show also. See below

Customer Service Week: Our “why”

You see, at VTpass, we do not believe customer service is just a department, but an organizational culture, with every interaction carefully designed to not just meet, but exceed the expectations of our customers.

We know we’re not perfect yet, but that’s where we’re headed, and we want to say thank you for staying with us on our journey from here to there. It’s customer service week, but we celebrate our customers everyday for helping us keep the lights on.

We would like to use this medium to reassure you of our continued dedication to bringing you the best of service, our endless cycles of upgrades to optimize your experience while using our platform, and team brainstorming sessions on “what more can we give to you”

Whenever you experience any issues, you can be rest assured that we will help resolve them. You can always send an email to support@vtpass.com, call our active support line on 08138752358, use the live chat feature on the website, or contact us via our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram.) We’re currently not active on Twitter due to the ban by the government.

As we have grown steadily through the years, you’ve always and will always remain our number one priority.

Happy Customer Service Week. Happy “you” Week!

– Lanre Ogunya,

CEO, VTpass

Customer Service Week

You Are Mentally Exhausted

Are you mentally exhausted and don’t know it? There always exist periods where it seems you lose interest in working and develop what can be described as an apathy towards work. Someone could even say you’re being lazy or laidback towards work.

We’ll walk you through a quick test today to check if you’re dealing with exhaustion or you’re just really lazy.

1. You Don’t Feel Motivated.

Firstly, you don’t feel motivated. Not feeling motivated is not always a sign of laziness, it can actually be a pointer to emotional exhaustion sometimes which arises as a result of the fact that you have done so much brainwork without adequate rest.

2. You Can’t Focus Or Concentrate.

Secondly, you are losing focus. Are you finding it hard to concentrate on what needs to be done? If you find yourself getting distracted easily, it could be a pointer to the fact that you are stressed and it needs to be managed before it affects you at the workplace.

3. You Constantly Fantasize About Drastic Change

Thirdly, you’re in a fantasy world. Do you find yourself suddenly imagining what your life would look like if you won the lottery? Or if someone suddenly relocated you away from the country? Using such fantasies to escape your present reality is a pointer to emotional exhaustion.

4. Small Tasks Seem Overwhelming.

Similarly, when stressed or mentally exhausted, you suddenly begin to struggle with tasks that you naturally would execute. At this point, work seems like a big deal and you just need it all to stop so you can breathe.

5. Making Your Bill Payments Stresses You.

In conclusion, we know any little thing stresses you out when you’re exhausted, especially when it concerns money. That’s why with vtpass.com, you can buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtvDStv, or Startimes, pay electricity bills, buy insurance or pay educational bills at the tap of a button. Above all, you eradicate stress!

Bitcoin: Navigating The Dip

A person or group of people operating under the name Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin in 2009. A worldwide army of enthusiasts swiftly adopted the cryptocurrency. It currently has user dashboards looking like the silhouette challenge however.

HOW BITCOIN WORKS

Bitcoin is a digital currency which has no ties to any bank or government. Bitcoins are basically lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they are transferred from one owner to the next.

Users create the coins, “mining” them by lending computing power to verify other users’ transactions. For that, they receive Bitcoins in exchange. The coins however have monetary value. They can be bought and sold on exchanges with U.S. dollars and other currencies.

Since coming to light, cryptocurrency has been widely hailed as everybody’s “inroad” to financial independence. Some businesses receive Bitcoin for payment and a number of financial institutions allow it in their clients’ portfolios. Overall mainstream acceptance is still quite limited though.

Leading cryptos Bitcoin and Ethereum have endured a turbulent time over the past week. Share prices have dropped by 37.10% and 42.23% respectively. The market crash follows a decision by Tesla to no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its vehicles, as announced by the car company’s CEO Elon Musk.

More recently also, China banned financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions and warned investors against speculative cryptocurrency trading.

WHAT TO DO?

  1. Don’t Panic. The most important thing you need to have in order to make the decision is your head. Whether you are going to buy the dip, see the dip out or get out while you can, use your head. We are not telling you to not be afraid of losing your money. But, be sure you’re not just making an emotional decision.
  2. Assess and Evaluate. From a place of calm, make research, keep abreast of news and developments regarding cryptocurrency. It’s not the first time in recent times that the market is being hit. Just in February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) banned Nigerian banks from dealing in all forms of cryptocurrencies, then Tesla, now China, and there have been conversations surrounding India.
  3. Make a Decision. Assess the situation and what it means for the future. As a result, you will be making an informed decision. This provides an action plan that reflects your current view on the potential risks and opportunities of cryptocurrencies.

The plunge in cryptocurrency markets may have you unsettled. But remember, this is not the first time the market is dipping.

E-payments in Nigeria Post-COVID

E-payments in Nigeria saw a total transformation during the lockdown. Yes, the pains of COVID-19 were felt but perhaps it left us with a few lessons too. We witnessed the difficulties associated with economic stagnation and knew the importance of business activities in any economy.

From the angle of finance, the pandemic gave insights into the future of payments in Nigeria. A study by Accenture revealed the limitation of cash and the increase of digital payment during the lockdown periods worldwide. For Nigeria, this is especially true.

e-payments COVID Nigeria

Even though people withdrew more cash than ever from ATMs around the country, less than 60% of that cash was actually spent. This was due to cash hoardings by people amidst not knowing when the lockdown would be eased.

Lack of physical cash gave boosts to online payments. Cashless and contactless payments became the norm so as to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

The long queues at ATMs were yet another factor. It was far easier to make payments digitally than paying in cash. Many individuals and businesses that could operate during the lockdown switched to electronic payment. All of these exploded e-payments around the country.

Just how much explosion? you might ask. In May 2020, e-payments in Nigeria jumped by 82% to ₦11.676 trillion from ₦6.421 trillion in April 2020. An all-time high!

Online retailers and payment platforms saw increases in patronage too, even as other consumer spendings decreased. This was evidenced by the increase in the number of online stores and internet marketers during the lockdown.

Now, as the country kick-starts full operations of economic activities, the question remains; would the rate of e-payments in Nigeria reduce, or would it increase in the coming months?

e-payments COVID Nigeria

Why e-Payment would increase

Electronic bill payments for goods and services around the country are only bound to increase. Here are two major post-COVID reasons why this would happen:

  • Personal Precautions:

The crisis may be relaxed but the ‘panic’ still exists for many. Millions of people would still prefer to take the safer route when making bills payments – that is to pay online.

Many health experts have warned about the risk of contacting COVID-19 from unaware, new carriers not detected during the quarantine. As such, the need to protect personal self from contacting the virus through cash handling or contact payment would keep a lot of people on the online payment track for a very long time.

  • Convenience:

For many, the quarantine was their chance to experience online payment for the first time. Convinence has been the major driver of e-payments since inception; it’s no wonder why a large percentage of new users would want to stick with the system.

World Bank already predicted that 25% of all money transfers would be done electronically by 2025; a chunk of that increase coming from new e-payment users in Africa. Convinence and speed of payment are major drivers that would prompt these new users to switch paymently to e-transactions.

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VTpass, driving e-payments in Nigeria.

Online bills payments are not reducing anytime soon. Instead, a lot more bill payers would make the switch from cash transactions in the future. You too can transit to paying bills online today.

Start by logging on to vtpass.com to pay bills in minutes. VTpass is Nigeria’s leading online payment platform that allows you to pay for the daily services you enjoy. You can top-up airtime or data, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or Startimes, pay electricity bills, buy insurance, and do more.

Payments on VTpass are fast and easy and you get value for your money within minutes of transfers. Visit vtpass.com to get started or simply download the VTpass mobile app.

Easiest way to Pay Eko Electric (EKEDC) Bill

Are you tired of having to walk into an office to pay electricity bills? Ugh! That can be really stressful. Perhaps you are looking for an easier, faster, and reliable way to pay EKEDC bill without stress?

The solution is simply to go online! Gone are the days of stressing oneself in the name of paying electricity bills. Now you can sit back in the comfort of your home and pay EKEDC bill from your computer or mobile phone.

Here are the simple things you need to buy EKEDC units online:

  • Mobile phone or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Trusted & reliable online payment platform like VTpass
  • Funds in your wallet or account for payment
  • A cup of coffee and some comfy pillows

How to pay EKEDC bill on VTpass

VTpass is Nigeria’s number one open online payment platform trusted by millions of Nigerians for making convenient payments. With VTpass, you can pay electricity bills, buy airtime or data, renew DStv, GOtv, and StarTimes subscription, buy third party motor insurance, pay education bills among others.

To pay EKEDC bill on VTpass, simply follow the steps below:

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EKEDC payment page on vtpass.com
  1. Visit vtpass.com from your computer (or download the VTpass mobile app from Google PlayStore)
  2. On the option box that says “What do you want to do“, select Pay Electricity payment on the horizontal menu tab
  3. From the second option box below the first, select EKEDC (Eko Electric). Once the page opens;
  4. Select your  Meter type (prepaid or postpaid)
  5. Enter your correct Meter number, Phone number, Email address, & Amount worth of units you want to buy e.g 2000
  6. Click on “Continue” to move on to payment page to complete payment
  7. When your payment process is completed, click “Submit

Easy!

After payment, meter tokens are delivered to you instantly via mail and SMS and you can load it immediately to your meter. Click here to buy units now.

For inquiry or issues encountered, simply reach VTpass support by chatting us live through the web or app, sending a mail to support@vtpass.com or calling 08138752358.

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VTpass API: How to Set-up a SUB Account

Perhaps you’re hearing of VTpass sub-account for the first time and you’re wondering, “what’s this one again?” Not to worry; in this article, we would explain what it is and how you can use it.

What is Sub-Account?

VTpass API Sub-Account is a segregated account nested under the main (initial) account which was created on VTpass platform. This feature is to ensure restriction and make sure only the admin (the API agent) have access to perform transactions on the main account.

As an organization that partners with VTpass through the use of our API, we understand different departments require access to your account for various purposes hence there is always the risk of unauthorized transaction(s) been carried out.

That is why we created the Sub-Account feature which allows you to have sole control over transactions happening on your account even as different people might have access to it.

This strengthens your account security while at the same time allowing people within your organization to have access to the account for other reasons.

Here are what the Sub-Account can only be used for:

  1. Generate report
  2. View wallet top-up history
  3. View transactions
  4. Generate wallet report

In essence, the sub-account cannot be used to carry out any transactions without your permission. If you are yet to create a sub-account, we advise you to do so immediately. Here’s how:

vtpass sub account

How to Create a Sub-Account

  • Log on to vtpass.com
  • Click on login and fill in the Email and Password for the main account
  • Click on manage sub-accounts
  • Fill in the name, phone number, email and password for the sub-account and then click ADD

Doing this, you have successfully created a sub-account. This means when a person needs to access the platform for whatever purpose all he/she needs to do is;

  • Log on to vtpass.com
  • Click on login and fill the new login details

At VTpass, we care about your business growth and safety. Take advantage of this feature now to protect your account.

For more inquiries, kindly send a mail to ibukun.f@broadshift.com.

How to Pay Abuja Electric (AEDC) Bill on VTpass

If you reside within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger, Kogi, and Nasarawa states where Abuja Electric (AEDC) covers, you might have probably experienced how difficult it can be to pay electricity bills at AEDC office or at a vendor’s.

Why go through all that hassle, when technology today has made it super easy to make such payments conveniently?

With VTpass, Nigeria’s leading online payment platform, you can easily sit in the comfort of your home or office and pay AEDC bills in a flash. It’s easy! Here’s how to pay with VTpass:

Steps

  1. Visit vtpass.com from your computer (or download the VTpass mobile app from Google PlayStore),
  2. Click on Electricity payment on the horizontal menu tab,
  3. Click on AEDC (Abuja Electric) banner. Once the page opens;
  4. Select your  Meter type (prepaid or postpaid)
  5. Enter your correct Meter number, Phone number, Email address, & Amount worth of units you want to buy e.g 2,000
  6. Click on “Continue” to move on to payment page to complete payment,
  7. When your payment process is completed, click “Submit” and get your token instantly.
abuja electric
Abuja Electric page on vtpass.com

Meter tokens are delivered to you via SMS or email immediately after payment. Want to speed up the process? Click here to pay AEDC bill right away.

Use VTpass to top-up airtime or data, subscribe DStv, GOtv, or StarTimes, buy third party motor insurance, and more: vtpass.com.

Follow VTpass on social media: Facebook. Instagram. Twitter.

6 Ways to Save BIG on Your Mobile Data

You know that odd feeling you get when you’re two weeks into your one-month mobile data plan and your network provider sends you that heart-breaking message; “Dear Customer…”? Ahhh!

That thing dey pain eh! You start wondering how the data finished so fast, what you did with it and why it just can’t last for 30 days as provided by your network. I know how that feels, we’ve all been there.

In this age of increased internet activities, video streaming, social networking, pop-up ads, music streaming, and tons of data-hungry apps fighting for attention on our mobile phones, data has become a vital commodity and should be managed like scare goods. If not, you might find your data bills punching huge holes in your pocket every month.

So here are 6 overall ways you can save big on monthly mobile data. Be sure to see detailed data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply:

how to save mobile data

1. Delete Data-hungry Apps you don’t Need

When you go through some people’s phones, you would start wondering whether they are selling apps. Most apps update themselves or run in the background using data. Others are notification-enabled and would send you notifications every now and then. Learn to keep only apps that you NEED. If you don’t use an app for months, what is it doing on your phone?

2. Monitor your data usage

Most smartphones are contain data usage monitor and settings so that you can monitor and limit the amount of data you use over a period of time. Been aware of the activities or applications that drain your mobile data is the first step to learning how to save mobile data. Once you know your enemy apps, easily set up data limits and alerts to tell when you exceed data limits in Settings menu.

3. Restrict Apps from running in background

You see all those apps you use daily but consumes data even when you are not using them, their medicine is to simply disable them from running in the background through Settings. However, these background feature allows apps to update themselves and complete tasks even when you move to another app. So be sure to know if you need an app to run in the background before you disable this feature. Stopping apps from running in the background helps reduce data consumption and also preserves your device’s battery life.

how to save mobile data

4. Curtail online video streaming

Perhaps this one should have come first. We simply love those funny videos, highlights and other video content that consume most of your mobile data. Excessive streaming of videos, music, high quality images or GIF files, are data pits. You need to entertain yourself responsibly to save data. If you can’t avoid the entertainment your smartphone brings, you can set the image quality or resolutions at lower rates in your Settings menu.

5. Use Wi-Fi Only for Updates or Downloading Heavy Files

A big way to save mobile data is by setting your smartphone to auto-updates only when on Wi-Fi connection. We know we haven’t gotten to the stage of unlimited Wi-Fi connection in Nigeria yet, still there are certain locations you can count on for free Wi-Fi. This way, you get to save some significant volume of the data that goes into oblivion from auto-updates. Furthermore, you can set downloads of heavy contents such as videos, high-resolution images and music files on Wi-Fi Only too.

6. Caching and preload data

Caching enables you enjoy preloaded content at any time, without using further mobile data. A cache is a hardware or software component that stores data so future requests for that data can be served faster. The data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or the duplicate of data stored elsewhere. Certain apps allow you to store data temporarily so you can cache as much content as possible. You don’t need further data to access cached data while they are available.

Hopefully, this changes someone’s data story. You shouldn’t miss data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply now.

To buy data instantly from your mobile phone at no extra cost, simply visit vtpass.com, select your network provider, and buy data you. No matter your network provider: MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile or Smile data, VTpass got you covered.