June 12

Kenyan Retail-Tech Startup Wasoko Expands to Zambia

Kenyan retail-tech startup Wasoko, which leverages innovative technology to transform the informal retail supply chain, has expanded into Zambia, the company’s first location in Southern Africa.

Launched in 2016 as Sokowatch, Wasoko provides free same-day delivery of essential goods and financing to informal retail stores across Africa. The platform enables retailers to order products at any time via SMS or mobile app and receive delivery through its proprietary logistics network to their store.

Photo courtesy of Simon Berry.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

Finance, Technology
innovation, MSMEs, startups, supply chains