Ghana’s leading messaging, payments and e-commerce provider, Hubtel, has extended its operations to residents of the twin cities of Takoradi and Sekondi. This follows the company’s successful launch in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi in June 2021, and brings the number of cities it operates in to 4 – Accra, Tema, Kumasi and now Takoradi.
In an interview, Hubtel’s Head of Commercial and New Markets, Eric Akoto, revealed that: “Sekondi-Takoradi was a very obvious choice for us. The city here has been growing very well in the past years. The city has a good vibe, with a growing urban population and increasing number of retail businesses”.
Hubtel operates with the approval and regulatory supervision of the Bank of Ghana as an Enhanced Payment Service Provider, and was recommended for a national award due to its role in the digitisation of Government of Ghana payment services through the Ghana.GOV payment platform. Hubtel’s mobile app has become a very useful companion for mobile users, helping residents in its operating cities find and buy essential items and services from nearby retailers and providers.
The Hubtel smartphone app will allow users in Takoradi and Sekondi to order food from restaurants and local eateries, track delivery and receive real-time notifications from the time an order is prepared, picked up and delivered to the customer’s door. The Hubtel app also has features for users to instantly top-up Internet data, buy airtime, send money to all bank accounts, and pay for services with any mobile money or bank card.
“We have all become used to walking into stores to pick up everyday things that we need. That same experience is now available on our smartphones. So, we can stay at home, connect to any store or restaurant within our city, order anything on our phones and receive it within a short time. Hubtel’s smartphone app and website is freeing us up to be more productive in other activities,” Eric observed.
On his part, the CEO of Hubtel Alex Bram also urged retailers to boldly embrace the changing shopping landscape by getting their inventory onto Hubtel. “If you run any retail business such as a supermarket, restaurant or operate a service, your customers are becoming more and more digital; so it’s time to fit your store into the new lifestyle that is developing so fast.”
As a welcome bonus, first-time shoppers will enjoy up to 50% discounts on food and selected items from Takoradi’s favourite restaurants and shops. Along with exciting give-aways on cash and free delivery coupons, residents of Takoradi and Sekondi will be treated to lower-fees and faster deliveries on all orders.
The Hubtel mobile app is available on all Android, iOS and Huawei phones via their respective app stores. Shoppers can also visit www.hubtel.com or access it via the new Marketplace feature on the GhanaPost GPS mobile app.