A recurring theme in my articles has been the growing importance of having an online presence. I’ve delved into several issues such as websites, social media, e-commerce, e-marketing, etc. It’s important for any local business to ensure you are well-established in those regards. Probably, as a business, you’ve been struggling to secure ways in which you can set up those entities for your business. Well, you don’t have to look any further now because there is a one-stop company that can sort all that for you – Webdev.
Brief Company Synopsis
Webdev has been operational for approximately 15 years & has a 25-member staff. The company specializes in web hosting, e-marketing, e-commerce & web development. The business has offices in Harare & Bulawayo. The company prides itself in some remarkable milestones some of which are over 1000 websites they have built, over 3000 clients they host on the web, over 1000 merchants who use their online payment portals & over 30 000 classified e-ads they facilitate.
They prioritize excellent customer service whilst fostering open, honest & timely communication. They nurture a healthy work-life balance & ensure successful implementation of customer needs. Exploration of new ideas is encouraged thus leading to innovativeness through teamwork & collaboration.
Key Areas Of Operations
They provide web hosting services with a variety of packages to pick from starting from just $28 a month. If you are also looking to get a domain registered they offer that as well for $10.50 a year. They can help you migrate from Gmail or other mainstream email service providers to having your own mailbox for just 25c per mailbox. If you wish to have Cloud Server VPS hosting they can do that for you for $80 a month. In case you are wondering, Cloud Server VPS hosting entails you having your own standalone virtual server which you can have absolute control over.
They have a wide array of site builders to pick from for just $28 per month. Site builders enable one to develop a website without any specialist knowledge of coding. They also do web designs where you can pay an expert to develop a website for you. They are not just confined to web development per se; they are also experts in the development of any type of web content including banner ads, slideshows, and social media content. They also help people integrate shopping carts on their sites to incorporate e-commerce functionality. They offer PropCloud which is an all-in-one software package for estate agents looking to optimize their operations online. At least 150 estate agents presently use that platform.
Basically, this is a cluster that deals with online payment capabilities. They have Paynow & Topup platforms which together form the largest online payments gateway in Zimbabwe. This allows people to make online payments for internet data packages, airtime purchases, utility bills, mobile bundles, voice & VoIP services, tuition fees, and other services. The list of supported businesses or service providers is still growing. I would actually encourage those who aren’t yet listed to contact Webdev so that it becomes easier for your customers to easily make online payments.
They also have a bill payments platform that is still under construction – some of the topical features it’ll provide are donations, insurance, entertainment, etc. Think of it in this sense, we have platforms like www.gofundme.com or www.clicknpay.africa right? Webdev is working on us having our own local platforms of like nature. What happened during the recent cyclone Idai disaster where there were some hurdles in sending across money raised in the diaspora through gofundme, would’ve been avoided had there been a local like platform it would have been seamless.
They offer free or paid advertising space on 3 diversified platforms namely Classifieds (visited by over 20 000 people daily), Property (more than 3 000 daily visitors) & Yellow Pages (with comprehensive lists made available in print also). They also have Cars and Jobs platforms they are still working on.
Number 207 Josiah Tongogara, Corner 9th Avenue is where you can find them in Harare. Phone numbers you can use are +2638677004796, +2634702906, +263772572583, +263773493621 & +263782998877 (for classifieds).
In Bulawayo, you can find them at Suit 13 Princess Park Mansions S. Parirenyatwa St & L. Takawira Ave. Phone numbers are +263966263 & +263778259657.
They are also available on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WebdevZimbabwe
So there you have it, folks, I believe the services offered by Webdev are strategic to most businesses and individuals alike. They have a blog section on their site where they cover news items or any relevant topics. Interesting fact – their website was actually developed using one of their site builders. Kudos to the team for putting together such an innovative, relevant & excellent business empire. Kindly get in touch with them today and establish yourself a robust online presence.