No doubt, cryptocurrency is on a major rise in Nigeria, Africa and the world. Many people have turned their attention to this “gold mine” whose value is on an upward spiral. But then, there has always been a problem on trading in cyptos for Nigerians. Now this is where BitPaya comes in. Bitcoin and Ethereum are like the two most popular and traded cryptos in the world, and new platform BitPaya is bringing ease to trading with them. On the BitPaya platform, you can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum with extreme ease in Nigeria. According to a press release by the founders, “The importance of cryptocurrency cannot be over emphasised, its clearly the future of money and it has come to stay for as long as anyone can imagine.” They noted that “Buying Bitcoin and Ethereum has been a challeng
Online travel agent Travelstart has bought a majority stake in Cape Town-based SafariNow.com, South Africa’s largest accommodation booking website. SafariNow.com has both the informal (self-catering and vacation rentals) and formal sector (hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts). “We want to supercharge our accommodation offering and with more than 23 000 listings on SafariNow, we can give our customers much better choices,” said Travelstart’s founder and CEO Stephan Ekbergh. SafariNow.com will stick to its core business of selling accommodation and retain its current brand, CEO and team. Though SafariNow will continue to run as a standalone business, it’s 40-man team sees Travelstart fast-track the growth of its accommodation offering. “Travelstart shares our mission of transfo
Safaricom is remodeling some of its shops to cater for emerging services such as connected businesses, smart homes, and e-commerce, a move expected to bolster the reach of its Masoko e-tail store. The remodeled shops will work as pick up points if for the Masoko if consumers choose. At the moment, delivery for Masoko is being done by Wells Fargo and Sendy. The first of its remodeled shop include the Village Market Safaricom Shop, which has been refitted to provide an immersive customer experience around connected and smart home solutions. The telco also refurbished the Kitui shop to meet an increasing appetite for smartphones in Kitui County. “Kenyans are embracing an increasingly digital enabled lifestyle driven by growing smartphone uptake, advanced 3G and 4G networks, and sma
Rocket Internet-backed Jumia Rwanda, an online shopping site has ditched its business to consumer (B2C) online retail and later its ‘Amazon’ model in Rwanda for a pure consumer to consumer (C2C) classifieds site. The firm gave up the e-tail model a few months back and instead of closing shop totally it decided to trade as a pure marketplace like general classifieds site OLX to connect more buyers and sellers in the country. Those other classifieds sites like Jumia House are still online. One advantage with running a classifieds site is that the firm will not spend much time and money vetting traders to use its platform. Though classifieds platforms attract fraudsters, the urban Rwanda community is not new to these and therefore Jumia might not struggle finding sellers and buyers.
Kenyans can now shop from any of their favorite supermarkets and retailer stores courtesy of the new eShopper app. The eShopper app now available on play store for Android devices and also the apple store for iOS devices has made it possible to shop anytime at your own convenience and provides delivery at your preferred spot. The app requires the shopper to register by creating an account on the app, pick items they need making an online shopping list, then choose their retailer where they normally make their purchases, pay for the goods via Mpesa mobile payment and the shopping will be delivered. Cash on delivery is also one of the accepted medium of making payments. With their dedicated team, they are working to provide a 24 hours customer care services. Mr. Douglas Okari the Man...