Slickbuy, a local online retailer which seeks to grow online shopping in Lesotho, announced this week that it delivered the first customer order.
“Slickbuy first order delivered,” the online retailer’s founder, Taeli Hopolang Mofelehetsi, said on Monday.
“We provide a more convenient shopping experience where there is less communication between the store and the client. Just instruct the system and it will notify the vendor about your order,” Mofelehetsi added.
This comes after the company announced last week that it launched to the public an “easier and better shopping experience” which allows customers to buy online and get their orders “delivered to your doorstep”.
“No need to worry about the rain, traffic congestion, or long queues. We have launched and we are fingertips away,” the company said last week.
It added: “Visit our site https://slickbuy.co.ls to buy food at your comfort and get it delivered to your doorstep. Enjoy our simplified and better shopping experience.”
Slickbuy allows customers to use the platform to buy from registered third-party businesses.
Mofelehetsi told Newsday that vendors willing to use the marketplace platform to sell their products to thousands of shoppers only need to make a once-off payment of M1,000 to be registered.
“We strive to have the best stores that sell a range of products clients prefer the most,” he said.
“We provide stores with Content Management System to enable them to manage their content; product listing, pricing, pictures, details, quantity, etc. This system will help them to be precise about their stock to avoid inconvenience,” he added.
He also mentioned that they provide vendors with a delivery system that enables them to track orders to ensure that they arrive safely to customers within a specified period.
Customers are also able to track their orders and accept them digitally, he said.