In their pursuit to open up global avenues for local talent, the SadaPay team is pleased to announce an update to their freelancer account, SadaBiz.
SadaPay users can now invoice their clients “using the world’s fastest-growing mobile wallet, Apple Pay.”
Though Apple Pay hasn’t made its way to Pakistan yet, its global footprint is “expanding at a remarkable pace, giving SadaBiz users access to 550 million users worldwide.”
In the last year alone, Apple Pay has processed $6 trillion in payments, “a figure that stands tall when compared with PayPal’s $1.36 trillion.”
With a tally of 2 billion active devices globally, Apple Pay has emerged “as the most preferred mobile wallet across the globe.
In addition to Apple Pay, they’ve enabled Google Pay for SadaBiz invoices as well, “which also boasts 150 million users globally.”
Ever since they launched SadaBiz earlier this year, their aim has been “to provide Pakistani freelancers with a superior alternative to mainstream freelancing platforms, which often bite off up to 25% in fees and commissions for facilitating payments from clients.”
These payments come through at the best foreign exchange rates in the country, allowing freelancers “to keep more of their money.” They’ve been thoughtfully building SadaBiz, with every iteration “fueled by meaningful conversations with our freelancing users.”
Their pain points and challenges are “the essential threads that have guided our product roadmap.”
Initially, SadaBiz allowed invoices to “be paid via Mastercard and Visa cards, significantly broadening the horizons for our freelancing community.” By bringing Apple Pay into the fold, we are taking “another stride towards connecting global clientele with our local talents seamlessly.”
Historically, the journey of receiving international payments has been a rocky one for Pakistani freelancers, largely “due to the absence of PayPal in the country’s fintech ecosystem.”
This void has indeed been “a stumbling block for our freelancers and digital entrepreneurs in tapping into global markets. Our integration of Apple Pay now presents a widely accessible and ultra-secure payment avenue for clients to compensate freelancers.”
“Our vision is clear: the future of work for Pakistani youth lies in freelancing. The integration of Apple Pay is a monumental stride in realizing this vision. This initiative not only unlocks employment prospects for our skilled youth but also plays a crucial role in funneling valuable foreign exchange into Pakistan.”