Social media marketing has been on a steady rise before and during this pandemic. Business owners and people, in general, have had to reevaluate how to interact with their customers and businesses. Business models have become easily accessible to everyday people. Looking to start your e-commerce business? find new creative ways to market your businesses? Or are you are a kawaida shopper? Check out these businesses that have made things interesting.
The Insta-market Place 254
Began last year, as a new and unique experience centered on Kenyan influencers and Kenyan brands to sell their products. They are then able to interact with their fans and potential customers respectively. The marketplace was a hit. With the pandemic, this translated the outdoor experience to an e-commerce website, still maintaining their purpose of bridging the gap between vendors and their customers. The next socially distanced marketplace will be on the 17th of October. Check for deets here
Mahambi Market Place
Do you have an item of clothing that you do not want to give away just yet just because you spent your coins on it? Or you think it would have a better home if somebody else had it? Look no further, welcome to Mahambi Market place. Their ethos is to reduce fast fashion while also helping you sell some of the items in your wardrobe. From clothes, shoes, and accessories. The best part is if your item does not sell they will donate it to a better home. A win-win situation if you ask me.
As an avid Instagram shopper, I am often faced with a dilemma to pick up my item in town or to have it delivered to my doorstep. Well, pickup mtaani is the most convenient service for us, lowkey shopaholics. They partner with Instagram vendors to deliver not only in Nairobi but countrywide in some select locations. They have various pickup points all over that have eased the hustle of going all the way to the unfriendly CBD to collect your items. Delivery varies from 100 shillings to -300 shillings.
Me.Zigo is similar to the pickup mtaani concept they have partnered with brick and mortar stores across Kenya to provide a convenient delivery option. Delivery is also 100 bob as well. The difference between the two is the location of the pickup points They have over 100 locations for easing access to your goods. Convenience is in your hands. Their deliveries are done twice a day you can get same-day delivery when you purchase or deliver an item as a vendor.