CEM REPORT | Kwik delivery service has launched a new digital service that allows business owners create their online store.
The service identified as KwikStore is a free e-commerce storefront solution that allows any African business owner, merchant, social vendor entrepreneurs, and SMEs to create their own online stores without any technical knowledge.
KwikStore which is fully operated using a smartphone comes with a free-to-use feature of the Kwik Delivery app and requires no down payment nor service charge apart from standard payment gateway fees.
Speaking on the new product, Mr Romain Poirot-Lellig, Founder and CEO of Kiwik said, “KwikStore is a milestone in establishing Kwik as the one-stop-shop for African merchants to run and grow their business from their smartphone.
“We will continue to expand our offer of innovative digital services focused on enabling African merchants to grow their business with all the benefits that technology brings.”
Adding his input, Olivier Decrock, Co-founder & CTO of Kwik declared, “We are very proud to have developed KwikStore in Nigeria with our growing software development team. Kwik is strongly committed to building its development capacity in the country.”
The store further embodies a feature that allows merchants fully customize their KwikStore to their brand.
Also, social vendors can link their KwikStores to their social media accounts, automating the sale, fulfilment, inventory management, and delivery process, giving them the possibility to focus on sales and marketing.
How it works:
Once an order is approved by the merchant, payment is processed automatically through payment partners, and a Kwik rider is automatically dispatched to the pickup location; or the order can be picked up directly by the customer.
KwikStore requires a Kwik account but can be used independently of the Kwik Delivery platform, allowing merchants to use the delivery solution of their choice or to sell anywhere in Africa, in areas not yet covered by the Kwik Delivery platform.
Kwik was founded in 2018 to provide groundbreaking online services to African merchants in the fields of delivery, fulfilment, and payment.