Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates


Coffee Republik now has an online store

Online is where it’s at…

POTRAZ to give malaichas/runners courier licences

The hustle will become mainstream

Zimswitch needs to strike a balance between ZWL & USD e-commerce

The local merchant should not be left behind in the e-commerce boom.

Zimswitch partners with VISA to accelerate digital payments in Zimbabwe

There is just one niggle though…

Otarkie co-founders want Zim e-commerce to thrive

e-commerce is the future!

Kuda Musasiwa is bullish about Fresh Ideas’ e-commerce platform

@begottensun gave us more information about the e-commerce business builder Fresh Ideas recently launched.

Otarkie gives you the tools to build an e-commerce business

No developer needed, mostly plug and play.

Has Zim begun the conversation on social justice in the age of digital economies?

Social Justice in the new age of digital economies.

Yaita a delivery startup now looking to be the complete e-commerce business partner

Yaita is a local logistics startup that is about to launch a product called the Fulfilment Centre which it hopes will make the complete e-commerce partner

You can now sell your goods on Fresh in a Box-like site for a fee

You can now have an e-commerce store like Fresh in a Box but it will cost you a pretty penny a month and even more for all the bells & whistles

Local e-commerce site Mutapa joins forces with CBZ for online USD payments

CBZ Holdings and local e-commerce startup Mutapa have joined forces seeing the former enabling VISA and Mastercard payments for the latter.

Skrill to stop serving Zimbabwe in April

Digital Wallet Skrill has announced to its customers in Zimbabwe via email that it is pulling out of the country completely. launches e-commerce platform for local traders & businesses is the newest entry into the e-commerce game in Zimbabwe. The site already has more than 50 vendors already registered.

3 ways Zimbabweans in South Africa can send groceries back home

Late last week Vaya and Thumela eKhaya announced a partnership that offers Zimbabweans in South Africa an avenue to send groceries back home. This service (and services like it) offer Zimbabweans abroad an alternative to the middlemen and runners who usually carry goods across the border. Besides avoiding the irregular and high fees charged by […]

Lafarge’s building supply outlet Binastore now has an online store

Lafarge, the makers and supplier of cement, aggregates and dry mortar mixes also has a retail store. The shop called Binastore is in line with LaFarge’s core business of construction. The building supply outlet now has an online store. Binastore is, of course, offering the same products that the physical store is offering. However, looking […]

Rainbow Tourism CEO says multiple factors encouraging eCommerce adoption locally

In their most recent financial reports, Rainbow Tourism Group CEO Tendai Madziwanyika positioned Gateway Stream as a big part of the company’s future. In the same report, RTGs CEO also spoke about local eCommerce and how the company views the field. Mr Madziwanyika noted that eCommerce is booming right now, writing; Zimbabwe has a combination […]

Yaita, a Zimbabwean package delivery e-commerce model in step with the times

A couple of weeks ago we featured an article that looked at ZimPost’s e-commerce aspirations. ZimPost has the infrastructure to make the most of the e-commerce bloom caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This isn’t to say they have sat on their hands. They have made strides in roping in outlets as partners but there is […]

Facebook is inviting African e-commerce startups to their accelerator program

Facebook recently posted an invite for African e-commerce startups to apply for their accelerator program. The 12-week long non-equity program focuses on networking, training, and mentorship for entrepreneurs. “In this critical time, Facebook is doubling down on commerce and accelerating its work to enable every business to sell online and help people gain inspiration, discover […]

Is ZimPost focusing on the wrong eCommerce opportunity?

ZimPost is an interesting organisation. Particularly because they are in a transitional period where one revenue model (mail) is dying rapidly whilst another opportunity presents itself (eCommerce). With less and less people sending letters, ZimPost has to find a way to turn the eCommerce opportunity into revenue fast. Year Volume of letters 2017 4,889,497 2018 […]