A Zimbabwean developer, Washington Mkombodzi, has created a free online shopping application, ZimexApp.
The app provides a virtual platform for small businesses (SMEs) to reach out to the market. Said Mkombodzi:
Due to limited marketing knowledge, retailers could not reach out to more people in Zimbabwe.
ZimexApp offers them a central place to post and list their products and reach millions online. The Internet is becoming the main place of getting information in Zimbabwe.
ZimexApp is not generating any revenue at the moment. I cover the cost through my other projects.
I have future plans to introduce features that will be generating revenue which will not change the goal of the website of providing small-to-medium enterprises and sole traders of a place to freely market their products.
… Visitors using mobile phones can quickly communicate with sellers, all created accounts automatically get an online shop page created with their logo, contact details and listed products for free, users have the ability to create custom categories in their online shops and it offers easy management of posted products.