Slickbuy, a local online retailer which seeks to grow online shopping in Lesotho, announced this week that it delivered the first customer order.
â€œSlickbuy first order delivered,â€ the online retailerâ€™s founder, Taeli Hopolang Mofelehetsi, said on Monday.
â€œWe 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,â€ Mofelehetsi added.
This comes after the company announced last week that it launched to the public an â€œeasier and better shopping experienceâ€ which allows customers to buy online and get their orders â€œdelivered to your doorstepâ€.
â€œNo need to worry about the rain, traffic congestion, or long queues. We have launched and we are fingertips away,â€ the company said last week.
It added: â€œVisit 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.â€
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.
â€œWe strive to have the best stores that sell a range of products clients prefer the most,â€ he said.
â€œWe 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,â€ 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.