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How to Apply for Lipa na Mpesa Till Number Online

Small and medium businesses can easily apply for Mpesa Till number online and have a swift way of receiving payments.

With Mpesa Till number also referred to us buy goods and services till number, businesses are able to receive payments, send payments and make withdrawals using the till number. In summary you will be able to carry out the below transactions with Mpesa for business Till Number.

  • Receive payments from other businesses or customers
  • Pay businesses or customers
  • Withdraw funds from banks, Mpesa agents, or to your Mpesa account
  • Sell airtime using the funds you collect and earn commission.

To make it more easier for businesses to receive payments, Safaricom introduced Mpesa For Business service that makes it possible for anyone to register and get a Till number by making an online application.

Requirements for applying for Mpesa for BusinessesTill Number.

The main requirement for applying for Mpesa for business Till number is an active Safaricom line.

The details of your business among them business location will be needed before you can make the online application.

You will also need to provide your personal information such as ID number, name and the phone number during the application.

You will also need both the front and back copy of your ID card to be able to apply for Mpesa for business Till

Safaricom Mpesa Till number application process
  1. Log into Mpesa for businesses website.
  2. Fill the Mpesa till number form on the Safaricom Self Onboarding portal at https://m-pesaforbusiness.co.ke
  3. Click Apply Now on the online portal
  4. Choose a product; M-PESA Business Till (Buy Goods Till), or Short Term Paybill
  5. Select individual, sole proprietor, or limited liability company depending on your need.
  6. Fill the online application form appropriately.
  7. Upload any required document
  8. Submit your application.
  9. Wait for your application to be reviewed. On average it takes 24 hours for your application to be reviewed.
  10. Once your application is successful, you will receive the till number and store number by SMS, on your current Safaricom number or the number you provided when applying (nominated number)
  11. Download the Lipa Na Mpesa sticker from the same Self Onboarding portal to write your till number
  12. Activate the Business till by dialing *234#
  13. Change PIN and begin transacting
  14. You will automatically begin receiving payment notifications made to the till on the nominated number.

Now that you have received your business Till, you can receive payments from your customers

How to activate your Mpesa for business Till number

To activate your till number;

  1. Dial *234# from the nominated number
  2. Select option 2 – M-PESA Business Till
  3. Enter your  Store number 
  4. Select option 1 – Yes
  5. Accept Terms and Conditions
  6. Submit
  7. You will receive an Mpesa message with your operator ID and a Start key PIN
  8. Proceed and change the PIN to your desired one.
Till number transaction charges.

It is free for customers to send money to till numbers. However Till number owners or businesses are charged 0.5% of the total amount received with the maximum charges capped at Ksh.200.

How to withdraw funds from a Mpesa Till Number

To withdraw your money from a till number

  • Dial *234#
  • Select Mpesa Business Till
  • Enter your HO/Store Number
  • Select ‘withdraw funds’ option
  • Select to ‘To My Number’ if you want to send the money to your Mpesa wallet or ‘From Mpesa Agent’ if you want to withdraw funds from an Mpesa agent
  • Enter the amount you wish to withdraw
  • Enter your operator ID
  • Enter your operator PIN
  • Then send.
  • You will receive 2 SMSs confirming the withdrawn money and the Mpesa Till Balance.

That’s it. Always remember to withdraw less the amount received as Mpesa automatically deducts the 0.5% charge on all the funds received on your Till number.

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