Whether you are an individual looking to make extra cash, or any business looking to grow and get access to new customers; Kwebo is a proudly South African App helping consumers find the right service providers!
Johannesburg, South Africa (26 October 2020) – There are plenty of small businesses looking for customers. And customers that need help with basic tasks around the house or hiring a skilled professional on demand, but don’t know where to find a trusted service provider.
This is a problem that a new locally built app called Kwebo aims to solve. Consumers can choose from a wide range of services from handymen, plumbers, accountants, make-up artists, interior designers, tutors and even polygraph testing!
Kwebo (a play on the word ‘kgwebo’ – Sesotho for ‘business’) have performed extensive research into the problems SME’s face in South Africa’s challenging business environment, with consumers facing the challenge of finding local trusted service providers.
“Small businesses often can’t afford marketing costs, struggle to find new customers, and being paid after completing a job. Kwebo’s app has key features to ensure that service providers are paid for completed work, payment is processed securely through the Kwebo app, protecting the customer and service provider” – Says Co-Founder Myles Donnelly.
For service providers, if you are a student looking to make money performing basic tasks, or a skilled professional wanting to offer your services in a secure environment. Registration on Kwebo is simple and free; registration is done by downloading the Kwebo app by following links to their website or Facebook page both have download links to install their verified app via Google Play or Apple App store. Registration is done within the app. Complete information, take photos of documents required. Kwebo then verifies the information provided. Once verified, service providers can then respond to work requests.
There is a workspace for service providers to respond to incoming customer requests, built in-app secure messaging, Payment schedules and upcoming BI dashboards to provide businesses with key insights to improve their business performance.
“COVID-19’s impact on the economy has caused many skilled individuals to lose their jobs, accelerating the need for a liquid workforce. The app offers business owners a chance to be their own boss, accountant and marketer.” Says Co-founder Lars Haacke.
For consumers, it aims to provide choice and security as service providers can be chosen based on customer ratings and by preferred price. It also notifies the consumer when the service provider is on route and when they start working. Any additional work needs to be cleared by the customer first. When the customer books and pays securely, the money is secured in-app through Kwebo Protect and is released to the service provider when the job is completed, and the customer is satisfied.
The service has been launched in Gauteng, with the Western Cape and KZN to follow.
Kwebo can be downloaded from Google Play, the Apple App Store or from www.gokwebo.com.