AfriDelivery scopes two 2019 awards!

Over the years we have worked tirelessly to maintain a platform that gives our users what they need- an efficient innovative platform that offers both customers and retailers a variety of services! To achieve this, our team works hard at adding the best retailers on the platform as well as keeping a top-notch app.

We have had more than 30 updates since inception to ensure that we continue to offer a platform that suits your needs.
The month of October has been a great one for us as all our hard work was rewarded with two prestigious awards!

We’re excited and honoured to be awarded Startup of the Year 2019 by Southern African Startup Awards- an award that is given to a tech startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product and service. We’re humbled and honoured to share our growth with you all.

Another big honour was the E-Commerce Of The Year Award given by the Zambia E-Commerce Awards. This award is given to the best performing E-Commerce app based on functionality, user-friendliness and effectiveness of the app. Winning this award is important to us because it shows us how well aligned we stay to our core purpose and just how much of this purpose we have shared with you all.

Thank you for the tremendous support you keep pouring us with since inception. We wouldn’t have made it here without you. We look forward to serving you even better every day!

Ordering from AfriDelivery- Step by Step

Everyday tasks are boring and tiring, yet we still have to do them; but what if we could help you do some of them. We cannot help you with the cleaning of course- sorry- but we could get your groceries or even bring you dinner at home; all you need is to download the app from Google playstore or Appstore.

We deliver to a lot of different locations, that you can find here, and we will be adding more soon. So, what is the process of placing your order? It’s quite simple actually, it only involves 4 steps:

Step 1

Sign in/ sign up for an AfriDelivery user account. This is the first step after downloading the app, and it will take you 2-4 minutes to sign up for a new account.

Step 2

Create your shopping list that will contain all the items you are interested in purchasing.

Step 3

Finish making your order by going to cart, giving your delivery address and finally making the payment. In the payment section, there are three options: Cash on Delivery, FNB eWallet, Gift Card, Visa/MasterCard (Swipe), Airtel Money. After that you are ready for the 4th step.

Step 4

Go on with your business and wait for your delivery to arrive.

In case of anything, you can contact us and we will get back to you immediately. Your delivery is just a tap away.

 

Why Order in?

You know those days when you are too lazy or too busy to leave the house?- we all have them. Luckily, technology has really improved over the years, making it possible to buy goods online.

AfriDelivery, for example, is simplifying everyday tasks that take up a lot of your time like going to the supermarket, or making dinner after a long day at work! Therefore, the online delivery service industry seeks to promote convenience for the customers while allowing you to focus on other important things in life.

Here are a few ways in which we add value to your everyday life;

  1. Accuracy

Remember the time you took 20 minutes on the phone trying to explain your order, and they still messed it up? When you get the app, all you need to do is find your favourite restaurant, you can easily scroll through the menu and make an order which gets to you in a short time- it’s that simple.

  1. You can order whenever and wherever

Provided you are located in the delivery zones on our map (  https://afridelivery.app/#address), you can have your meal, groceries and even unprescribed medicine delivered at whatever time.

  1. Wide selection at your fingertips

Sometimes it is impossible to get all your items from one store, which forces you to bounce from shop to shop trying to find a specific product. But when it comes to ordering for your products online, you can skip from one store to the next till you find what you are interested in. In actual sense, you can buy tomatoes and have them delivered with meat; or you can order sushi from your favourite sushi restaurant and have it delivered with a bottle of wine.

  1. Comfort

The only time you will need to leave the house is to get your delivery from your door. So, the long queues in supermarkets and evening traffic jams will never bother you again.

  1. Fast service

AfriDelivery is fully automated in a way that one can complete an order fast and very precise. Therefore, the time it would take to process the order and deliver the products to the customer is highly minimized.

 

In conclusion, there are numerous advantages we could list but one thing is certain, technology is rapidly changing and with these daily changes, we get to improve the traditional ways we used to do things. Today, you can work from home and order food from a hotel that is three towns away.

If you know of any other advantages of online ordering, share them with us in the comment section.

Need Meds? We’ve got you!

Ever been so down that you were unable to pick up your prescription medicine? We absolutely relate! We understand the inconvenience of having to get your own meds while you’re in pain and we are here to share that burden with you.

Friends should stick together in good and bad times too, and it’s for this reason that you can now order your prescription medicines online and have them delivered to your doorstep while you’re down. AfriDelivery is your one-stop-shop for food, groceries and now medicine too!

With a wide variety of prescription medicines available and still constantly being updated, you won’t be making those pharmacy errands while in pain anymore because we’ve got you! Your delivery is just a tap away!

Introducing Grocery Home Delivery!!

You asked for it, we listened and made it possible!!

We’re so excited to announce that we are now not only delivering your food but your groceries too!

We are constantly working to make AfriDelivery your one-stop delivery service and we’re overjoyed to see all this falling in place! With new supermarket stores added, you can now order your day to day groceries and fresh meat supplies on your favourite delivery app and have it delivered to your doorstep all at the touch of a button. How cool is that?!

Spend more time with the people that matter while avoiding the traffic and long queues by ordering your groceries through your AfriDelivery app. The same way we have been delivering your food, we will deliver your groceries too! Talk about convenience!

With more supermarkets being added to the platform monthly, we will strive to continue giving you that wide variety that you have always enjoyed. So next time you need to run grocery errands, just open your AfriDelivery app and shop away! We’ll do the heavy lifting while you enjoy a little time off this. Your delivery is just a tap away!

 

AfriDelivery Partners with Zippie to offer rewards to customers

We are excited to announce our partnership with Zippie to deliver a loyalty programme for our clients, based on Zippies innovative, secure blockchain platform. Through Zippie, our users can access earn cashback and rewards that are automatically added to your wallet. Giving you MORE reason to use your AfriDelivery app!

(From left to right): Tigmoo CEO Vikas Kumar, Musanga CEO Njavwa Mutambo, Ambassador of Finland H.E. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, Zippie CEO Antti Saarnio, Zippie VP Sales Osmo Korri, and AfriDelivery Managing Director Nadezheda Daniels

Zippie’s goal is simple but ambitious: democratize opportunity for everyone with an aim to have consumers earn rewards from everything they do online, from online shopping to referring friends. Their first objective has been to build a white label “super app” platform which enables any online business to reward their users.

With Zippie’s integrated service, users will be rewarded with mobile airtime directly into their blockchain powered wallets which they can also easily share the airtime with family and friends just by sharing a payment link via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or other chat apps. The rewards wallet is integrated into the AfriDelivery app and website and themed according to the brand, making it a seamless part of the product experience to all our users.

Our Managing Director, Nadezheda Daniels expressed our excitement about the partnership in a speech at the official launch of the first mobile blockchain solution for the mass-market in Africa:

The successful integration of the Zippie Rewards wallet allows our clients to collect loyalty points on every purchase on the AfriDelivery platform that can be redeemed for Airtime top-ups for all major networks in Zambia and other, yet to be announced bonuses.

We’re thrilled to work with Zippie on bringing the benefits of disruptive, Blockchain based technology to emerging markets.”

AfriDelivery is one of the first three leading Zambian online companies that will start rewarding their users for purchases, deliveries and referrals with Zippie’s technology. The other two are Musanga Logistics and Tigmoo.

We are so excited to be able to offer our customers a rewards program that is easy and convenient to use and we look forward to building more partnerships that allow us to serve our customers better!

 

 

Founder’s Story – Meet Wallace from AfriDelivery

Afshon Wallace Ngige is a young Kenyan entrepreneur and tech enthusiast who is the founder and CEO of AfriDelivery. He answered a few questions about himself to let us in a little on his life while giving us a few pointers about the business too. Here’s what he had to say;

1.) Why did you decide to start your own business?

I’ve always been entrepreneurial and AfriDelivery is a way of giving back to the community by creating employment. It was also a good way for me to experiment with my creativity, thoughts & ideas  and make them come to fruition

2.) How did you get started?

I’ve been running businesses for 10 years now. I’ve run so many businesses, 8 of which were critical failures. My first business was an online clothing store, buying and selling clothes to my friends back in university. Then I ran a tattoo parlour, a music school and a lot other different business after that. My first tech business was a taxi-hailing app which didn’t work well because it proved to be expensive to run & the market didn’t receive the product as well as expected.

3.) Why food delivery?

After the taxi-hailing business, I took time to study and understand both the tech & food delivery industries. Food is a fast moving good, you’ll never go wrong because people will always want to eat. I then looked for a market that didn’t have a service that was as efficient as I wanted AfriDelivery to be and decided to start the business in Zambia.

4.) How did you convince investors of your concept?

I didn’t have to convince any investors because the business was self-funded. I put all my resources together and with a bit of help from family and friends I just started with what I had.

5.) What was the biggest challenge you faced and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge was convincing restaurant owners to partner with AfriDelivery. At that time there had been a few delivery companies that some of these owners had worked with & that didn’t work out so well for them so they were hesitant about getting on board.

To overcome that challenge we were consistent in delivering our promises and giving customers an excellent service. Eventually, people warmed up to the idea and now we have more than 250 restaurants on the platform.

6.) What ‘ingredients’ would you say are needed to successfully start a business?

The first and most important one is definitely consistency. You have to be consistent with your service from the start because it’s consistency that will retain your customers. 

Another thing is to have faith in yourself. Believe in yourself, jump as high as you can go. Take calculated risks and just stretch as far as your business can go. Don’t limit yourself.

7.) What does being part of a brand like AfriDelivery look like?

The greatest part about this is being able to see what was once just an idea come to life.  Being able to see what was once a small thing become a successful brand that now hires a large number of locals. You get to be part of something that’s really consistent in terms of growth and big and that’s very fulfilling.

8.) What’s special about Zambia’s food? 

What I love about Zambia is the wide variety of local foods. I’ve noticed that Zambians add a lot more effort to preparing their food and that makes it pretty amazing. Africa as a whole has good food but Zambian food has a great taste that I’ve never experienced elsewhere.

9.) Any Plans for entering new towns? Which ones?

We’re definitely planning on entering two new markets in the last quarter of this year. We’re currently looking at Ndola & Kitwe, once we have researched enough and have our resources ready we’ll be ready to start operations there.

10.) Where do you see the brand in 10 years?

I can tell you that in two years this will be the biggest brand in the food delivery industry. The goal is to cover the whole country in two years. In 5 years we plan on entering three new countries that I can’t discuss right now but you can count on that.

Get Drinks App

Ever went to a party that was so lit drinks ran out? Well, we have a solution for that now.  A new app that delivers nothing but drinks to your doorstep! Now you don’t have to stop the party because the booze ran out, simply just order everyone’s favourite drink and chill while we deliver it to your doorstep. Your party won’t stop!

 

 

 

Visit getdrinks.app to place your order now!

New Restaurant additions!

We have added a number of exciting restaurants to our platform over the last few months to give you an even better experience.  Check out Fishaways and Wimpy now available on both the app and website for all those mouth watering meals.

Our old time partners Marlin, Mint and  The Cake Bar also added new locations which means you can access these stores in more delivery zones than before! How cool is that?! Totally awesome, we know.

Your delivery is just a tap away! Literally!