Africa Financial Services 

Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria

Digital banking startup Sparkle has been launched in Nigeria by former Diamond Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and tech entrepreneur Uzoma Dozie, aimed at providing seamless solutions to Nigerian individuals, SMEs and retailers, which has been granted a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), offers comprehensive support for individuals, including flexible payments, savings and analytics to provide greater freedom, flexibility and control over finances and lifestyle. Powered by data and technology, Sparkle is launching a mobile app – available for iOS and Android – giving customers full…

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Africa Asia Australasia Covid19 Europe North America South America 

How To Throw A Virtual Bachelorette Party That Isn’t Sad

There’s no way around it: Coronavirus is f*cking things up. Between healthcare, the economy, and mental wellbeing, this sh*t is, as Kelly Kapoor would say, “B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” In addition to all of the terrible things everyday folks are dealing with, couples who had spring and summer (and maybe fall?) weddings planned are having to change the biggest day of their lives. While it’s heartening to see couples making the best out of a god-awful situation with virtual weddings and proposals, it’s okay to admit that for 2020 brides, this majorly blows.…

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Africa Covid19 Retail Startups Transportation 

How Nigeria’s First Logistics Marketplace, Dellyman Pulls Monthly Double-Digit Growth

At a time that many businesses are battling the unfavorable effects of COVID-19, Nigeria’s leader asset-free logistics marketplace, Dellyman, is taping double-digit growth, evidence that aggregating logistics properties is the right service to the difficulty of same-day shipment in Nigeria. The marketplace has seen an uptick in all major indices, including a 45 per cent spurt in the variety of active customers to 1,586 between March and April 2020– a 91 per cent growth from January 2020. The period also saw a rise in the number of logistics business to…

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Advertising Retail 

4 Tips For Boosting Your Ecommerce Sales In Kenya

Since the advent of the Internet, practically all trading activities have an element of the online area included in them. This has actually resulted in the rise of eCommerce websites particularly here in Kenya where a majority of the population has access to smartphones and web protection. So with this modification gradually sweeping through, how do you benefit from this and increase your sales on eCommerce websites such as Jumia, Jiji, Skygarden and Kilimall? Keep reading for some valuable pointers. 1. Compose. Catchy Item Descriptions Ecommerce platforms such as Jumia…

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