Telkom Business has launched a digital marketplace where customers can safely search and purchase from small, trusted businesses; available on Google Play and Apple’s app store.
Telkom Business CEO Lunga Siyo says the app, called Yep! is geared toward economic sustainability, creating a long-term future for small businesses.
“It provides a scalable solution to help grow and enhance their reach. The Covid-19 pandemic has far-reaching effects, none of which paint a bright future for many businesses, and even more so in South Africa where small to medium-sized enterprises form the backbone of the economy,” Siyo says.
Yep! users can locate the businesses or services they require in their area, request quotes, directly book appointments from the app, view the store online, and review its ratings. They can also create their own online store with unique branding and upload their list of services to find new customers.
Treasury projects that more than seven million jobs could be lost as a result.
“Yep! will play a critical role in ensuring the survival of small businesses that we’ve come to rely on and help provide and grow the job sector,” Siyo adds. ITNewsAfrica