ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe is set to launch technology enabling subscribers to buy clothes and have them delivered to their doorsteps, chief executive officer Douglas Mboweni said yesterday.
Speaking at the official launch of the a new Platinum Suite loyalty card and official opening of an Econet shop at Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale, Mboweni said the technology would be launched by the end of the year.
Mboweni said in Zimbabwe shoppers go out to buy clothes and shoes, but all was going to change as all they need to do was to dial a number and get things delivered at their doorstep.
“We are bringing more and more, possibly because of these realities. Most of the time, we go out to buy a shirt or shoes, but why is it that shoes can’t come to us? This is currently not happening in Zimbabwe and we are working towards that,” Mboweni said.
“It’s going to be a reality this year. We want to make sure a customer is able to purchase an item and the item is delivered to the doorstep.”
Mboweni said the group was also working towards a car-tracking device which will be launched soon.
Econet wireless launched a platinum suite card which will enable the card holders to access high-class customer service.
Speaking at the event, Econet high value customers general manager Fungai Mandiveyi said the group had grown its market share to over 60% with the subscriber’s base currently sitting at 9 million.
Mandiveyi said the card objective was to recognise and reward the customers who were with Econet since 1998.
“We have decided that it’s time to actually reward our customers and the platinum card is a card that is loaded with benefits and will give you a status,” Mandiveyi said.
Econet has partnered with Edgars, Steward Bank, Avis, African Sun and Zimoco among other as part of the package for platinum card holders.