Thursday
August 20
2020

Ugandan Ecommerce Platforms Power Recovery From COVID-19 Crisis

By UNCTAD

David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

He’s also on SafeBoda, a motorcycle (‘bodaboda’) taxi hailing app that recently launched an ecommerce platform to connect market vendors with customers after the country went on lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19.

Customers place orders through the SafeBoda app and pay through its mobile wallet feature, then riders based at the market deliver the groceries.

“Thanks to the app, I now have more customers than ever before,” Akanshumbusha said.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Parnell Marino.

Source: Trade for Development News (link opens in a new window)

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Coronavirus, Technology
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coronavirus, digital payments, e-commerce, inclusive fintech, mobile applications, mobile wallets