We have been going through an unprecedented event in the history of Zimbabwe, of the world. President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended lockdown by a further 14 days. Due to limited movements and most businesses being closed it is now torrid for most people to access goods and services. It is with that in mind that I have decided to highlight some businesses that are offering delivery services. Unfortunately, you will have to accept that it is mostly urban areas that are most likely covered.
This is a local online marketplace which is offering two convenient services. These services are ZESA token purchases and groceries deliveries. Just click here and you will be able to buy groceries online and get them delivered to your doorstep. You can conveniently pay using EcoCash. As for buying ZESA tokens just simply click here and you are good to go. Any details you need more clarity on are readily available on their sites. You can also dial 166 or WhatsApp +263 787 107 001 for more information.
Fresh In A Box (FIAB)
This is a well-known business that has been doing home deliveries since its inception. They offer a wide array of products spanning from food and non-food grocery items (things like fresh farm produce and meats) to beverages amongst others. To place orders you can WhatsApp on +263 774 162 442. Alternatively, you can log onto their web app. FIAB has a delivery framework that has 3 options that people can choose from. You can either choose to have a guaranteed delivery the following day, a guaranteed delivery after 2 days or a free delivery (which will take 3 days). Deliveries are normally done on any day from Monday to Friday.
TN which houses 3 clusters namely TN Grill, TN Beverages and TN Livestock Trust is doing deliveries. They are offering home delivery services for your essential products in the comfort of your home. You can contact +263 772 257 300 to place your orders.
In case you did not know, Bakers Inn is offering delivery services in light of the lockdown. They are doing door to door deliveries with a total cost of ZWL$27 per loaf (EcoCash). There is not necessarily a fixed minimum amount but anything from 10 loaves will be reasonable. You probably might have seen adverts on this already. For more information, you can kindly contact them on +263 783 246 085.
Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited
This brand that falls under the Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited is offering a free delivery service. They offer a wide range of products that you are most likely familiar with e.g. Bonaqua and Mazoe. You simply have to log onto their website. You then register so that you can log in. Once logged in you can add products to cart, you check out and then confirm payment details. You will then receive your order confirmation. Delivery is free within 2 days. This is for areas within a 20 km radius of Harare and Bulawayo.
Amp Meats offers a variety differently assorted meat boxes. You can check out what is on offer on their website. If you want to get more details you can also WhatsApp them on +263 732 421 798. Payment options are flexible spanning from MasterCard, Visa, ZimSwitch, EcoCash, to TeleCash. They do deliveries in and around Harare.
If you require groceries then you can contact this brand. All you have to do is to put together a grocery list and provide your physical address. They will give you a quote and delivery will be done right at your doorstep. To contact them to place an order you can WhatsApp Keri on +263 777 860 529. Deliveries are done in and around the following areas, Borrowdale, Marlborough, Kensington and Avondale.
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They also have a wide range of differently assorted boxes. Some of the inclusions in those boxes will be sugar, cooking oil, rice, roller meal, and so on. They do deliveries anywhere in Harare. You can get in touch with them by either emailing Heidi on email@example.com or WhatsApp +263 772 288 568.
These are some of the businesses I could quickly highlight that are offering deliveries in Zimbabwe right now. This offers convenience for the consumers plus it keeps the businesses in question afloat. This is especially so during times of lockdowns like we are in presently. Generally, businesses should start thinking of having delivery frameworks for their businesses. In this day and age, it is becoming more imperative than it is a luxury. Lockdown or no lockdown I urge businesses to start exploring this element of offering deliveries – either free or paid. It can be the single most distinguishing feature that can make your business stand out.