Workflows and Use Cases

This page presents a number of typical use cases and workflows for the Cell Power system; other permutations of POS terminals and product types are also possible.

In the diagrams below,  the graphic Unregistered merchant/consumer represents a merchant or consumer not registered on the Cell Power system.

Operator imports denominated vouchers

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  • Operator negotiates supplier agreement for vouchers.
  • Operator configures supplier on Cell Power.
  • Operator receives vouchers in PGP-encrypted email.
  • Operator imports stock file into Cell Power.

Merchant deposits funds

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  • Merchant deposits funds into operator's bank account.
  • Operator's financial institution sends SMS/email notification to Cell Power (provided feature is provided by financial institution).
  • Cell Power automatically processes deposit message and credits merchant account (deposit fees can be automatically charged to merchant's sales account).
  • SMS/email notification is sent to merchant confirming the deposit.

Merchant sells denominated airtime voucher via cellphone

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  • Merchant composes an SMS, dials a USSD code or accesses the Internet to request a denominated airtime voucher from Cell Power using his cellphone.
  • Cell Power returns the voucher PIN to the merchant's cellphone.
  • The merchant writes down the PIN for the consumer, and/or requests Cell Power to SMS the PIN to the consumer's cellphone.
  • The consumer pays the merchant.

Merchant sells electricity voucher via dedicated POS terminal

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  • Merchant requests an electricity voucher from Cell Power using a dedicated POS terminal. The consumer specifies the electricity meter number and amount.
  • Cell Power requests a dynamic voucher online from the electricity utility's prepaid management server.
  • The merchant prints the electricity token from the POS terminal and hands it to the consumer.
  • The consumer pays the merchant.

Merchant facilitates 3rd-Party bill payment via desktop PC

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  • Merchant requests a 3rd-party bill payment on behalf of the consumer. The consumer specifies the bill account number.
  • Cell Power settles 3rd-party bill payment with 3rd-party billing platform.
  • The consumer pays the merchant.

3rd-Party merchant sells voucher via 3rd-party EVD platform

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  • A 3rd-party downstream EVD platform is integrated with the Cell Power EVD platform via the XMLvend protocol.
  • A 3rd-party merchant requests a voucher from a 3rd-party EVD platform.
  • The 3rd-party EVD platform requests the voucher from Cell Power using the XMLvend protocol.
  • The merchant hands the voucher to the consumer.
  • The consumer pays the merchant.

Consumer purchases voucher using credit card

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  • The consumer is not registered on Cell Power.
  • The consumer requests a voucher from Cell Power and provides credit card details for payment.
  • Cell Power authorizes and settles credit card transaction against payment switch.
  • Cell Power returns the voucher to the consumer.

Consumer purchases voucher from prepaid sales account

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  • The consumer has a prepaid sales account registered on Cell Power.
  • The consumer requests a voucher from Cell Power.
  • Provided that the consumer has sufficient funds in his/her sales account, Cell Power returns the voucher to the consumer.