Klasha, a San Francisco and Lagos-based cross-border company that provides technology infrastructure services for cross-border commerce in Africa, has expanded to Ghana. The expansion to Ghana comes a week after raising $2.4 million in seed funding, and it also represents its first expansion into another African country, offering merchants an opportunity to key into the West African country’s e-commerce economy.
Klasha was launched in Nigeria in May 2021, and its solution helps merchants worldwide sell online to Africa and receive payments in local African currencies while enjoying superfast last-mile delivery to consumers across the continent.
With this expansion, Klasha states that it is opening Ghana to seamless international e-commerce and enabling seamless business extension into the region for global merchants. Thus, merchants can readily key into Ghana’s $429 million e-commerce economy, which is expected to rise to $811 million by 2024.
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According to Jessica Anuna, CEO of Klasha, “Before now, international online and offline businesses faced the challenge of accepting online payments from Africa and even delivering items to Ghana. Our solution will simplify the process, removing payment and last-mile delivery barriers, making it easier and faster for retailers to collect online payments in Ghana, manage payouts and expand seamlessly.”
Edidiong Ekong, marketing manager of Klasha, says, “We are excited to bring our innovative payment and commerce solutions to power Ghana’s e-commerce growth. In the coming months, we will expand to more countries to facilitate seamless e-commerce and cross-border payments.”
In addition, the Klasha mobile app is now available in Ghana with added functionalities, including instant transfers of money between Ghana and Nigeria. Klasha has also introduced a multi-currency wallet, giving users the option to hold, exchange and send money in different currencies at the best rate for free.