Standout success in Zambia
Over 85,000 tons of building materials have been sold through Lead Retail in Zambia. This online sales volume in the country has doubled between March and August 2020. For many retailers in Africa, transparency in logistics and cash management is crucial.
Empty shelves, lost or delayed orders, and simple fraud can be devastating for the businesses as well as the families and communities they support. “Thanks to Hima Cement and LafargeHolcim, my life has become digital. Nowadays I am able to see my orders, performance, payments and rebates any time, which gives me full confidence in the business,” says Kimera Samuel Gyagenda from Masaka, Uganda.
“It was difficult to book and dispatch in the late hours and I couldn't follow up on my quantities on a daily basis. Now the app organizes my daily life as it saves me time and effort,” adds Ashraf Roshdy Elmorshdy from Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt. “Today, I am more independent. Lead Retail gives me fewer intermediaries to place the order, speed, self-management of transactions, better visibility on rebates and zero paper,” says Sawadogo Mamadou from Ferkessedougou, Ivory Coast.