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Buy Items Around the World in the Comfort of Your Home with “Mumzy Card” – A Premium Pre-Paid Gold Card Promising to Change the Way Nigerians Shop Internationally

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Nigerian shoppers frustrated by payment limitations and incommensurate international shipping charges when shopping online can now treat themselves to the best of the British High Streets and accompanying bargains thanks to Mumzy Pre-Paid Gold Card, this card simply means, no more payment limitations and shipping hassles.

“The Power is in your hands to shop direct”

The Mumzy card was created by Entrepreneur – Ota Obiekwe, after recognising that some of her customers in Nigeria who used Mumzy Errands (International concierge company) to fulfil their international payment request, did so as a result of their Nigerian Visa and MasterCard’s being frequently declined by international online retailers, when attempting to complete online transactions. She said “All cards in Nigeria are issued with a Nigerian billing address which is not recognized by 98% of international retailers”.

Due to high levels of fraud, most retailers will decline a card with a Nigerian address, even though the transaction might be genuine. Nevertheless, some consumers who successfully used their cards on sites like Amazon still faced paying huge international shipping cost, which often negates the benefits of shopping online.

Most bargain hunters contend with issues like the inability to snap up instant online bargains advertised at 75% off the retail price and only lasting a brief period. The failure to use their Nigerian MasterCard’s means they miss out on potential savings and perhaps the opportunity to own a unique item.

Ota Obiekwe also explained that some shoppers were terrified of using their cards because of high levels of internet fraud and lack of identity security. Hackers have been known to compromise bank accounts linked to Cards and make away with millions of Naira.

Online Payment Solution
The Mumzy Gold Card circumnavigates these problems by offering a Pre-Paid card with a UK address. This card is denominated in pounds and is unlinked to any bank accounts, at the same time, customers do not require a bank account to own a Mumzy Card.
So, online shoppers hankering after the bright lights of London’s Oxford Street, their favourite UK brands, the luxurious decadence of Harrods or simply looking for a bargain can now purchase directly from the online retailers.
The Mumzy Gold card is for all online transactions e.g. subscriptions, retail shopping or e-payments

Mumzy Gold Card Offers Discounts
The Mumzy Card also gives you discounts with selected retailers. For instance, Mumzy Cards has collaborated with a major optical practise, which means when you order your contact lenses online using your Mumzy Card, you get a 15% discount. This offer is for Mumzy Card holders only.

How Does the Mumzy Card Work?
Your Mumzy Card is accepted by any online retailer who accepts MasterCard.
To load your card, pay desired amount in Naira to Mumzy Errands account in Zenith bank, Nigeria.
Your card is loaded with the equivalent amount in GBP (£s).
Visit your favourite online retailer and complete your transaction.
Once Mumzy Errands receives your items, you will receive your international shipping charges. On payment, your items will be dispatched and you will receive your items within 7 workings days from dispatch.

Safety First, Fraud Free!
Shoppers who wary of shopping online due to security concerns, can now shop with complete peace of mind using the Mumzy Gold Card. As a Pre-paid credit solution, you load your card with funds before use.
Ota Obiekwe quoted, “Your financial and personal details are not tied to the card, it isn’t linked to a bank account. The address on the card is a UK business address. Because it is a pre-paid card so there is no danger of internet fraudsters copying card details and tapping into other funds”

Shoppers are however advised to treat their pre-paid cards like actual cash, Ota Obiekwe said “You will not leave your wallet with a huge amount of cash unattended, in the same vein, you should not be careless with your card details. As soon as you load your card with funds it should be spent within a reasonable time frame, ideally within a few days”.

Your Funds Guaranteed
The Mumzy Gold Card is a simple card, with no frills. You load and you shop. Some people will say, “No long tings”. Loading and using the card is easy and straight forward and your funds are guaranteed.
Mumzycards.com is VeriSign verified and as such displays a VeriSign Trust Seal on their website. The seal confirms that Mumzy Ventures identity has been fully verified. The VeriSign Trust Seal reassures customers that the Website belongs to a real, verified organization.
Ota Obiekwe explained, “We have also gone through the trouble to get a Law Firm to indemnify the card, a lawyer who can vouch for my personal integrity and honesty”. It says in the document that subject to terms and conditions, if you do not receive your money on your card within the specified period promised, a full refund will be issued by the lawyers at Sigmud & Martin Law Firm (Contact Info below)
Address: 4B Ojora Road (Formerly called Hawksworth Road), Ikoyi, Lagos
Telephone Numbers: 017762345 | 017927256 | 08028556416
E-mail Address: [email protected]

Bag Savings for Shopping Online
Savvy shoppers have long since known the benefits of bargain hunting. The Mumzy Gold Card can take this financial prowess one stage further, making it possible to buy goods at a lower cost online which amazingly can work out cheaper than buying the exact same item at a local store.

“With the latest increase in petrol prices comes a commensurate increase in imported goods”, advises Ota Obiekwe. “You can make your Naira go further by buying certain items from the UK as well as save time and because the goods are delivered directly to your doorstep you don’t have to leave the house or queue for purchases.”

The Company Behind the Card
Mumzy Gold Card is a personal triumph for Ota Obiekwe. It all started with the parent company Mumzy Ventures founded in September 2010. The brand Mumzy has been trademarked in the UK.
According to Ota Obiekwe, “My vision is to make the Mumzy Brand a family brand, one that will be associated with providing families value for money and excellent international consumer services. A brand that is associated with honesty and integrity”.

Mumzy Cards has been tried and tested and is growing its customer base. Ota Obiekwe commented, “We have a list of happy clientele who are willing to testify to the joys of owning a Mumzy Card. One of dearest clients Bukky Karibi-Whyte (CEO of The Bobby Taylor Company), has received satisfactory services and has provided a glowing feedback.

Purchasing a Mumzy Card is Easy
To purchase the Mumzy card, visit any Zenith Bank and pay the specified amount into this account;
Account Name: Mumzy Errands Ltd
Account Number: 1012917287

Once payment has been made, complete an online form at www.MumzyCards.com/ApplyNow and you will be notified when to collect your card, which will come with instructions in a sealed envelope.

Mumzy is running a special offer on their trial cards for all BellaNaija readers. Mumzy Cards cost £50. You can buy one card for £20 (N5,200). These trial cards are valid for 6 months only and this offer is for the first 100cards only. Referral Code is BN0412

Contact: For more information on Mumzy Cards;

You can collect your Mumzy Cards at the following Locations;

  • Sigmund & Martin Law Firm (Guarantors), 4B Ojora Road (Formerly called Hawksworth Road), Ikoyi, Lagos
  • DigitalWeb Nigeria Limited, Plot 22, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos | E: [email protected]
  • My TP-3, Plot 590F, 1025 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Beside Amigo Supermarket, Wuse II, Abuja

Please Note: Before going to any of these locations to collect your Mumzy Cards, be sure to first of all get in contact with them
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30 Comments

  1. Janded

    April 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Great concept. visit my blog.

    • Mumzy Team

      April 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Thank you very much.
      From the Mumzy Team

  2. Abi John Balogun

    April 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    wonderful innovation .. a great addition to going cashless

  3. nuli

    April 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    this is a welcome development. very well thought out would give it a try. thumbs up….

  4. Archie

    April 20, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This is fantastic. Please keep up the good work.

  5. ilavbare Goldfish Rahmatulai

    April 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

    This is great news. what a relief. i have at least 3 of my friends who carry and use Mumzy card and they are very satisfied with the services rendered by the mumzy company so far. I will be getting my mumzy card first thing tomorrow morning. weldone Mumzy

  6. Yvonne

    April 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Super! Wonderful initiative, especially for working mums!!

  7. Goldie

    April 20, 2012 at 3:39 am

    This is freakin sweet!

  8. Vivian Ogholoh

    April 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Innovative and simple process. Will definitely be taking up this offer. Kudos to Mumzy team

  9. ibinike

    April 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Weldone Mumzy!!!

  10. nashir

    April 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Awesome buying option.

  11. babe

    April 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Now I can shop wit ease, vri innovative.

  12. ibijoke

    April 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

    This is so awesome. really impressive.

  13. Ernest

    April 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    This concept is not only great but magical. I own and use a Mumzy Card and I have had no complains ever since. Keep it up Mumzy. Heaven is your limit.

    • Ota Obiekwe

      April 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

      I am overwhelmed…Thank you so much for your vote of confidence

  14. Nnamdi

    April 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Great concept! Right business idea for such a time as this.

  15. B

    April 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I have been a Mumzy Client and no, Mumzy is not one of my clients. I am writing as a customer.
    I love my Mumzy Card. I shop online and get it delivered straight to my door here in Lagos. I have introduced the card to a good amount of people and not a single complaint.
    Its completely fab! I have shopped with my mumzy card a good amount of time (Kids clothes, Personal Clothes, Valentines gifts) and in a few days, i get a phone call saying my package has arrived and i schedule my delivery 🙂
    Great Job Mumzy, i am one satisfied client.

    Bobby

  16. Uloma Ezirim

    April 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Tried and Tested, i cannot sing enough praise for this company!!! Go Mumzy!!!

  17. lloyd nwankwo

    April 21, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Ota,this is a very wonderful and seamless instrument guaranteed to ease the flow of online purchases worldwide given the attendant problems encountered by especially Nigerians at home.How do we access this product in the United States?

    • Ota Obiekwe

      April 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Hi Lloyd, thank you for your comment. In response to your question, we experienced a bottleneck with the US cards, which we are tirelessly working through; consequently we have discontinued issuing any new cards for US transactions.
      In the interim, if you want any shopping done from the US to Nigeria contact the shopping department http://www.mumzyerrands.co.uk who will do your shopping while our partner company in Atlanta, USA http://www.speedyamessengers.com will deliver your shopping to your door step in Nigeria
      Don’t forget to like us on Facebook where you will be updated with news on Mumzy Cards. http://www.facebook.com/mumzycards

  18. Jesus Chic

    April 21, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Go Ota! All the best. WEW rocks!

  19. Oweh Omas

    April 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Will definetely try this. Very good concept

  20. Clement

    April 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Great service Ota, absolutely briliant! Now I have a word for all those who constantly ask to pay for this n that online…Mumzycard!!

  21. Mohammed

    April 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Anybody consider that this just another to deplete resources from Nigeria. All through the process keeping the Nation underdeveloped.

    • Ota Obiekwe

      April 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Mohammed, thank you for your comment. You have raised a valid point, which will indeed be percolating in the minds of businesses and individuals alike.
      It will be a frightening notion to contemplate that the Mumzy Card can be a threat to the national resources or even contribute negatively, this is far from reality.
      Mumzy Card came about as a response to a direct demand and requirements from existing clients – who by the way constitute of less than 2% of the market- Mumzy Cards provides a solution to clients who have a desire to be a part of the thriving global market but are hindered by bottlenecks in the prevailing e-commerce systems. Mumzy Cards is merely providing an alternative to existing options.
      Mumzy is all about providing solutions and creating happy customers in a fair and competitive environment.

  22. pamela Evbota

    April 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful concept Ota!!

  23. Taiye Frederick Sule

    April 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Well done Mumzy, great concept wonderful opportunity for non travellers. Will surely be a Mumzy card holder and user. Once again brilliant idea.

  24. Bella

    April 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Gud Job Cuz 😉

  25. Udo Okonjo

    April 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Excellent initiative and one that I personally see as very valuable for all the reasons mentioned in the stirrup, especially security of using our cards online. In addition, the ability to get things mailed to various addresses is very unique. Well done and kudos for this innovative contribution to the Nigerian -UK e-commerce opportunities

  26. Ima Ogini

    July 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    This is a splendid idea and very timely, especially to Nigeria. Well done indeed!

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