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Mutsapuri, a local logistic startup charging ZWL$100 per delivery

While scrolling around on the interwebs I found what is one of the most exciting initiatives I have personally seen in some time. There is a local logistics startup called Mutsapuri that is a youth and community-focused company, charging a very reasonable rate. The first reason why Mutsapuri has excited me is the means by […]


Kumba Store is a specialist e-commerce site that has ticked most of the boxes

Before 2020, e-commerce was a dream that was just beyond the horizon in Zimbabwe. Many still preferred to do their shopping in the traditional manner, by going to a physical outlet and collecting whatever it is they wanted to purchase. Now, this isn’t to say that there are those who wanted to shop remotely but […]


US$100K backed local agritech startup sets its sights on expansion

FarmHut’s big plans for the future


Otarkie co-founders want Zim e-commerce to thrive

e-commerce is the future!


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.


Mutapa.co launches e-commerce platform for local traders & businesses

Mutapa.co is the newest entry into the e-commerce game in Zimbabwe. The site already has more than 50 vendors already registered.


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 […]


It Seems OK Are Looking To Get Into eCommerce ; Is An Online Store On The Way?

We stumbled upon an interesting ad that has led us to believe popular retail chain OK ZImbabwe could be planning to launch an E-commerce platform. What ad is this? They listed an ad looking for a Digital Media and E-Commerce marketing Officer. To us, looking for an E-commerce marketing officer only makes sense if you’re […]


5 Key things to consider when starting an e-commerce business in Zimbabwe

I recently wrote an article on how Amazon is going to conquer most markets through e-commerce. At the end of that article, I was left wondering why e-commerce hasn’t reached its true potential in Zimbabwe. Creating a business which sells goods online (e-commerce) is quite easy as all you need is a website which can process orders […]


Local e-commerce startup Zimall closes its online store

Zimall, one of the few online retailing startups that have been operating consistently in Zimbabwe just sent out a message to its stakeholders announcing that it would be shutting down its online retail business. According to its announcement and a notice on the site, Zimall will no longer be taking any more orders via the website. […]


1.8 million GB of data consumed & e-commerce boosts the post office – 5 highlights from the POTRAZ Report

Here are 5 highlights on Zimbabwean telecoms from the latest quarterly report from the regulator, POTRAZ.


Econet’s failed e-commerce startup Tengai still alive, pops up on group affiliate’s website

As it turns out, Tengai is still alive, well the brand name at least. It is listed together with Ownai, EcoSure and EcoCash, on the website of a digital transactions company called Cassava which is a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Global as one of its successful partner brands.


Zimbabwe’s cash crisis could ignite boom in online retailing

As it gets harder to withdraw money from bank accounts or to cash it out from mobile money agents, the services that already rely on electronic payments could position themselves for greater visibility.


TelOne’s $1/GB WiFi, Hammer & Tongues, Econet killing device credit, Ruzivo Digital Learning – Podcast

In this episode, we discuss the $1 for 1GB offer from TelOne and its impact on the access to broadband in Zimbabwe. We also touch on the suspension of credit sales for devices from Econet as well as the launch of Ruzivo the new e-learning platform from the operator.


Hammer and Tongues spends big to redefine e-commerce in Zimbabwe

The company, which is almost always associated with auctions, took a dive into online retailing in July 2015 when it went live with its own online mall. The launch highlighted Hammer and Tongues’ confidence in online distribution and brought the “e-commerce is finally here” debate back into rotation.