It is 01 December 2011. D-day for Dhiri. The new startup promised two weeks ago they’d launch today. And launch they have, with their first daily deal sent to subscribers on email and SMS:
Half price pizza* from Pizzazz on the first 20 pizzas, takeaway or delivery! After that, all pizzas are 25% off
As registered members, we received the deal in our mailbox this morning. Great minimalist design and an email I don’t mind receiving each morning. Straight to the point too and not cluttered with images threatening to use up my broadband bundle. Shows great on mobile devices too, minus the images. In short, we love the design.
The email includes a link to a map of the merchant’s location.
It will be interesting to see what the uptake is going to be. If people are going to forward each other these emails and numbers grow . More deals are the way they say from companies like Strachans Photo, Frampol (a tech company), Crumpler, Kariba Ferries and Canon.
The one strange thing is that the deal is limited to email and SMS. The dhiri.co.zw website still just has the sign up form and nothing else. We expected to find the deal there as well.
Anyway, as advised in the previous article, madhiri acho (the deals) are still limited to Harare.