Have you ever wanted to leave your bag (or whatever you will be carrying) somewhere in town for a while and return later on to collect it? If you are like me there is a startup that can help us get on with our other business whilst our bags are kept safe somewhere.
The guys who were behind the Zimall e-commerce platform have come up with service that lets you rent a locker to store your bag for a certain fee per hour. The automated self-service lockers enable you to pay for storage, put your bag in the locker and collect the bag alone without any human intervention. It’s self-service.
With biometric technology integrated into the system, the parcel lockers seem to be quite secure as nobody, but you alone, can open the locker cabinet you would have put your things. Also, the biometric technology will spare you the fear of losing keys, receipts or pin-codes to collect your bag since you only need a finger to verify if you are the real owner of the locker’s contents. Check out the below demonstration of how the lockers will work:
How much is it?
Its costs 50cents (bond or mobile money) per hour to store your bag/luggage depending on the size of the locker size you need.
How can I pay?
The lockers will be integrated with all mobile money payment solutions so will be able to pay with Ecocash, Telecash, and Netone. At the moment there seems to be no facility for paying with a debit or credit card. However, if you don’t have money in your mobile wallet, don’t worry you can also pay with bond coins.
Are the lockers available yet?
The lockers are not yet installed in public places yet but you can visit Batanai Mall to see a prototype of this locker.
Its seem like a good service but I’m not convinced it will be profitable in the current economic environment where people are not willing to easily part with their Bollars (bond notes). Even though its a really good service, but frankly It’s not that indispensable such that people can spend their hard-earned Bollars on it.
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