How to get an offline POS machine for business in Nigeria

POS stands for point of sale. A point of sale (POS) is a retail site where transactions are often performed at the end of a customer’s shopping experience. A POS system is generally used by merchants to execute a sales transaction. A POS system may make the checkout process easier for both business personnel and consumers.

In this article, I will try to explore some of the reasons why you might want to consider buying a POS machine in Nigeria, as well as where you might get one fast.

How do you get an offline POS machine for business in Nigeria? In Nigeria, the easiest way to obtain a POS machine is through your bank. To obtain a POS machine, most banks will want you to fill out certain documents and have an account with them. Contact your Nigerian bank, explain what you want, and they should be able to advise you on how to obtain their own POS equipment.

What is an offline POS machine?

Offline POS devices enable you to conduct offline transactions using an Offline cache. Offline POS devices operate only when internet connections are unreliable, allowing them to complete basic transactions, preserve data, and then upload all transactions and data entered to the server as soon as the internet is reconnected.

This implies that transactions with your Nigerian bank’s ATMs won’t be feasible at this time since you will need to access the customer’s database with your bank in order to withdraw from and credit their account. Other than ATM withdrawals, all other transactions on your POS should be fine.

Why do you need an offline POS machine? If you do business with a poor internet connection, you may not be able to process financial transactions conveniently. Therefore, you need an offline POS machine that can work during unstable network connections.

How to apply for OPay POS in Nigeria

Become an OPay Merchant, Get a POS terminal and enjoy low fees on all your transactions – Create an Online Merchant Account and Create a POS Merchant Account.

  • Log into the OPay app on your device.
  • Choose the ‘Merchant Application’  icon.
  • Enter all necessary information as requested.
  • Upload your transaction history for the past 3 months.
  • Upload a valid ID Card (Intl Passport, Voters’ Card, National ID, or Driver’s License).
  • Take a snapshot of your business station and upload it to the portal.
  • Submit your OPay POS application for review.

NOTE: The OPay POS is free; however, agents must have a caution fee of 20,000 Naira available in their OPay wallets; immediately, after the POS application is approved, the caution fee charge will take effect. This sum will be refunded to the agents when the agent returns the POS terminal.

How to contact OPay for POS issues

OPay WhatsApp contact

Do you need help right now with your OPay POS machine? Contact OPay customer service via chat at +234 (01) 8888329. How to unblock OPay account.

OPay Address

Alexander House, Otunba Jobi Fele Way. Ikeja. Lagos, Nigeria.

Our office service hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (WAT)

OPay customer representative Email Address

Do you have a question regarding your OPay POS business? You can help yourself through the OPay email channel – [email protected]

For fraud-related issues please contact OPay via email and they will respond immediately at [email protected]

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