Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Business eCommerce

Microsoft opens first online store in Africa

Microsoft Corporation has decided to expand its official franchise to Africa with the launch of its first online store in South Africa.

The store enables South African customers to purchase any product from the company’s ecosystem of devices. One can access the store at the web address www.microsoftstore.co.za.

The Microsoft online store boasts of a broad assortment of original branded goods ranging from Lumia smartphones to Xbox consoles.

The store also offers sale of the latest edition of several Microsoft’s softwares like Windows 10, Office tools and others.

In addition to this, the store features products from Microsoft’s partners to provide customers with even more choice whilst they are shopping for the perfect PC, tablet, game or smartphone to suit their needs and budget. Microsoft added that orders from the store will be delivered to users nationwide for free.

The Microsoft South African store also has some special deals for the festive season. This entails one getting a free accessory to a product when one purchases it from the store.

Speaking about the new online store, Managing Direct of Microsft South Africa, Zoaib Hoosen, said the world has become a global village with the tremendous growth of social media.

“The explosion of social and mobile technology has ignited ‘the era of the smart shopper’ where consumer purchase decisions are determined through online product and service content and reviews,”

he stated.

He added that the company has also found out that

“more and more local consumers look to benefit from the convenience afforded to them from secure online shopping and free delivery, which they can find in the Microsoft online store”

“The Microsoft online store in South Africa will act as a one-stop shop for all Xbox, Lumia and Windows related products from Microsoft as well as our partners. For this local launch, customers can take advantage of a lot of exclusives and special offers,”

Hoosen concluded.