Zimbabwe’s daily deals startup dhiri.co.zw suspended sending out daily deals last Friday, apparently so they can ‘regroup’ and come back stronger. The startup sent out a tweet and a Facebook update on Friday advising it’s followers they were taking a short break that will last a couple of weeks.
The Dhiri site itself has a “back soon” message but still accepts signups for daily deals. Existing Dhiris are still active for redemption.
We contacted Dhiri for comment on here is what they said:
We decided to take a little break to regroup. We have learned lots of lessons, have an idea of what has worked, and what hasn’t worked, and are re-evaluating our strategy to ensure we’re matching merchants with subscribers.
The daily deals service launched on 1 December last year and was active the past two and a half months sending out deals daily via email and sms. Deals sent out in the two months include those for pizzas, burgers, cinema tickets, photo shoots, business cards, paint, car polish, clothes and fresh veggies.
The company behind Dhiri is a local (and Australian at the same time) web design and development firm called C2 Media.