In 2012 we’re going to see the full e-commerce & mobile commerce services roll-out in Zimbabwe. This includes the means to pay for goods and services via mobile and the web.
At the beginning of 2011 we predicted that Zimbabwe would see internet and mobile commerce services launched in Zimbabwe. As the year came to close, it was certain we were right on target with the prediction: Econet launched EcoCash they extending the use to more than just remittances and airtime; ZimSwitch confirmed to us in an interview they were working on an internet payment gateway which they were going to launch before 2011 ended. But something happened on the way to heaven
While both companies launched their mobile money systems (mobile banking in ZimSwitch’s case), neither offered internet and mobile payments in the true commerce sense of the concept.