Mpesa Paybill Charges

Mpesa Paybill Charges

Today we help you understand some of the ways in which your Mpesa paybill charges are calculated and the reason why some transaction may be cheaper and others expensive.

Since its inception mpesa has made the life of many people become easier in terms of money transfer and payment of bills. To date many business have acquired paybill number to enable their clients have better and easier option of clearing their bills.

Every time you carry out or pay through mpesa, there are certain mpesa paybill charges that you incur depending on the transaction you are carrying out. The charges you get depend on the mpesa paybill tariff the business has registered into.

Mpesa Paybill Charges

Below we have looked into the type of mpesa paybill tariffs available to business opting to have lipa na mpesa account

  1. Business Mgao Tariff

This mpesa paybill tarrif normally splits mpesa paybill charges between the customer and business. Many business do not prefer this kind of tariff because it lead to other business expense that would lower their profit margins.

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Chart for mpesa paybill charges: Business Mgao Tariff

Mpesa paybill Business Mgao Tariff
Min Max  Charges to Customer Charges to Business
1 49
50 100
101 499 22 22
500 999 22 22
1,000 1,499 22 11 33
1,500 2,499 22 11 33
2,500 3,499 33 22 55
3,500 4,999 33 22 55
5,000 7,499 33 50 83
7,500 9,999 33 50 83
10,000 34,999 33 77 110
35,000 49,999 44 154 198
50,000 70,000 55 165 220
  1. Business Bouquet Tariff

Under this tariff no charges are incurred by the business; the entire cost are paid by the customer hence higher mpesa paybill charges compared to Business Mgao Tariff. In most cases this is the most preferred kind of tariff

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Chart for mpesa paybill charges: Business Bouquet Tariff

Mpesa paybill Business Bouquet Tariff
Min Max Customer Charges Business Charges Total
1 49
50 100
101 499 22 22
500 999 22 22
1,000 1,499 33 33
1,500 2,499 33 33
2,500 3,499 55 55
3,500 4,999 55 55
5,000 7,499 83 83
7,500 9,999 83 83
10,000 34,999 110 110
35,000 49,999 198 198
50,000 70,000 220 220
  1. Customer Bouquet Tariff

The last kind of mpesa paybill tariff is Customer Bouquet Tariff, in this tariff the businesses choose to incur all the cost, the customer bears no cost.  It is the least considered kind of tariff for most businesses

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Chart for mpesa paybill charges: Customer Bouquet Tariff

Customer Bouquet Tariff
Min Max Customer Charges Business Charges Total
1 49
50 100
101 499 22 22
500 999 22 22
1,000 1,499 33 33
1,500 2,499 33 33
2,500 3,499 55 55
3,500 4,999 55 55
5,000 7,499 83 83
7,500 9,999 83 83
10,000 34,999 110 110
35,000 49,999 198 198
50,000 70,000 220 220

 

It is now easier to estimate the amount of mpesa charges you will get as per above described tariffs.