Monday, May 04 2009
The plastic money point at Nakumatt is registering low traffic as earlier explained in our Online Shopping Still Low in Uganda version. According to Mr. Japhet Nyanbado an officer at Nakumatt Oasis told ugandaonline.net that the number of card users was very low and that customers preferred cash.
The Kenyan versions of Nakumatt together with Barclays Bank issue credit cards to customers. When asked Mr. Nyanbando whether the Ugandan Nakumatt was offering a similar service of credit cards to the Ugandan customers, he said no but that they will do that in the near future.
He was quick at noting the trouble Crane Bank and Stanbic customers trying to transact with their cards were giving him. Barclays Bank credit cards were not having any troubles. The point signing up applications for the smatcard which earns you points every time you spend commodities worth 2,500/- was busy at all times.
It is not clear how many points one would earn after consuming items worth 2,500/- because the officer was still not very sure how much it would add up to in terms of Ugx but was clear was once you get up to 10,000/- for instance, you could redeem it for your shopping.
Short of that Nakumatt has taken care of the disabled by providing electronic supermarket trolleys, a conveyor belt connecting the lower floor to the upper floor like the one at Capital Shoppers in Nakawa. Ugandans are getting to terms with the 247 shopping because as late as 4:00am there are shoppers at Nakumatt according to the officer we spoke to.
If you are looking out for Carpets, Beds, Chairs, TV stands, Office Furniture, Leather seats, Bicycles amomg others you could give them a try as you compare with other supermarkets in our Shopping collection.
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