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98% of Zambians want to be able to do more online shopping. This is the story about making it happen.

Zambian youth building businesses in the face of youth and graduate unemployment

Sara Drawwater
Proudly Zambian
7 months ago
Youth and graduate unemployment in Zambia is real. So, many young people are building businesses instead. This Youth Day we want to celebrate Elizabeth Sachi of Honey as Sach and Nampwa Inambao of Nammie’s Yummies who are super positive and striving forward against all the odds.

Zambian business women selling online to grow their businesses

Sara Drawwater
Proudly Zambian
7 months ago
To celebrate International Women’s Day we feature two business women selling their products through shopbwana.com. We asked them why they choose to sell online, why more women should embrace ecommerce, what women should challenge in 2021 and why women should buy their products.

How to name your products when selling online — an introductory guide to product naming

Sara Drawwater
Seller Success School
7 months ago
What information should you include in your product name when selling online? What can you do to increase the chances of your products being found and bought? Here are tips on what qualifies as important product name information to help potential customers make a buying decision.

February platform improvements

Luke Brown
Product update
8 months ago
A complete change log of all the improvements we've made to the BWANA platform over the month of February.

The launch of shopbwana.com

Sara Drawwater
Inside Infobwana
10 months ago
Today we launch shopbwana.com, a platform that enables any businesses to sell anything anywhere with ease. It is dedicated to online shopping and delivery and we're developing a free product that meets the needs of independent retailers who sell through WhatsApp and social media.

The highs and lows of life — here’s why we’ve been Missing In Action

Sara Drawwater
Inside Infobwana
10 months ago
We planned to release Shopbwana in October. A lot of interest and momentum was generated, but then we went quiet. Here’s why.

Gifts for her for K500 or less — buy them online today

Sara Drawwater
Shopping inspo
10 months ago
A collection of gifts for K500 or less, for the women in your life — wives and girlfriends, daughters, Mums, Aunties, sisters and dear friends, all the women who are your inspiration, motivation and support system. Show your appreciation with a carefully selected gift.

A FREE tool for micro retailers to sell better through Whatsapp, Instagram Facebook, and Twitter

Sara Drawwater
Product update
about 1 year ago
We're launching Shopbwana.com Free, a free service for micro retailers in Zambia. It solves the poor user experience and growth limiting challenges faced by micro retailers selling through Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Here's how it works and how to get early access.

Why it’s time to be transparent and show your prices online

Sara Drawwater
Seller Success School
about 1 year ago
This article covers how buyers benefit from price transparency. We look at why businesses should overcome their fears of public pricing. Do you want more people to buy from you online? If so, it's time to adapt and give the modern consumer the information they need to buy online.

New passwordless login system

Luke Brown
Product update
about 1 year ago
We're moving our login process to a "passwordless" SMS verification system to give our users the easiest, safest and fasted log in process possible.

New mobile friendly design and blog

Luke Brown
Product update
about 1 year ago
We're excited to launch a new website design that significantly improves the browsing experience for mobile phone users.