Technology

Discounts portal links online sales to traditional shopping

 Ms Dee Shah says her combination is informed by Kenyans who want to see and feel an item before buying. Photo/Courtesy
Ms Dee Shah says her combination is informed by Kenyans who want to see and feel an item before buying. Photo/Courtesy 

Dee Shah has turned a shopping frustration three years ago into an online marketplace that lists goods and services complete with discounts.

Ms Shah had returned to Nairobi for a short visit and needed a plumber, a painter and a messenger. She could not find a comprehensive listing for the services.

Last month, she turned her earlier tribulations into a business by developing a portal —www.offersafrica.com — which helps consumers to find essential goods and services at special offers.

Offers Africa thrives on coupons where service providers offer customers discounts which they can claim when buying the item or service.