Chopbox Online, an electronic commerce organisation providing students at all levels with their provisional needs, has partnered with Acadia Industries to supply final-year students in some selected schools with free breakfast meals over the weekend.
The final year students of Odorgonno, Legon Presbyterian Boys (Presec), and Labone Senior High School (SHS) were treated to sumptuous Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast with products from Acadia and Interbrand such as Tampico, Branflakes, Weetabix, Almond Breeze products, among others.
With the advent of digital marketing and the Internet of Things, fast-tracked by COVID-19, students on campuses cannot be left out to continue asking permission from school just to get one or two items from town, hence, the introduction of this online platform to serve as one-stop-shop to all students’ supplies.
According to the CEO of Chopbox Online, Casey Owusu, with the objective to bridge the gap between students going hungry on campus for days because their parents are far away from them or too busy to visit with needed provisions supply, Chopbox Online was introduced to help both parents and students place an order for their needs and get them delivered at a convenient time across the country at affordable rates.
“Chopbox online is that one-stop-shop e-commerce platform where students can buy all their provisional needs for school, and get access to over 5000 books and other items required for campus living. In terms of the provisions, we have over 2000 brands that are well-cherished by students for provisional items such as Tampico, McVities Digestive biscuit, Almond Breeze milk products, among others,” he said.
He added that beyond the convenience that this platform offers, prices are also 20 percent cheaper than the market price.
Bernard Offei, Marketing Manager, Interbrand Limited and Acadia Industries Limited, indicated that over the years, the student community has been key consumers of their products and so it deems it appropriate to partner with Chopbox to provide the students with a once-in-a-while happy hour.
He added that this exercise will also remind the students of the availability of these products they love so much, and call their parents attention to it so that either they order the products online themselves or ask their parents to do it on their behalf, these rich in nutrients products will still be on their list.
Head Dining Hall Prefect, Labone SHS, John Wesley Bessey, on behalf of the student body of his school, expressed his profound gratitude to the two organisations for the benevolent exercise, and urged his fellow student to patronise products from the online portal which is easy and more convenient.
“We are so amazed by what Chopbox and Acadia have done for us today because it is not often that we get corporate bodies coming to show love like this, and we are grateful to have them. I will also use this opportunity to urge my fellow students, especially those who stay outside Accra to inform their parents about it so that they will order products and get them delivered to campus on their behalf without travelling the long distance to deliver in person,” he said.