Have you ever thought of how cheap an Android smartphone can be? How much did you think? $20? Well, this one’s is far more than that. Just stay with me.
Kenya’s Tanda One, a retail value chain startup is partnering with Google’s Android One to launch the world’s first $0 Smartphone for retailers to help automate millions of retail shops in the country then expand across East and West Africa.
According to Geoffrey Mulei, CEO Tanda One, he said, “Tanda One smartphone comes preloaded with an app that automates the entire duka. It automates orders from suppliers, manages inventory and enables them vend electronic services to their customers such as lottery tickets, airtime, Kenya power tokens).”
“The phone is absolutely free. There are no hidden charges, no plans , no credit, nothing,” he added. “All for free for the shop owner.”
How generous of them to give the one thing I love most for free. Unlike other coys, there are definitely no hidden charges on this one.
According to the CEO, Tanda One automates a duka’s supply chain and matches the duka with a cheap and affordable supplier. It then takes a commission from the duka’s supplier. Mulei adds that Tanda One’s goal is to solve Kenya’s mass market supply chain problem as most supply chain networks are either inefficient and unreliable forcing duka owners to source their own inventory, costing them lots of money and time.
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I know you only have one wish, and that is for this service to come to Nigeria ND other respective parts of Africa. That is my wish too.