Diketso Setho has opened an online shopping mall for small business.
The 25-year-old man from Thembisa in Ekurhuleni launched GH Mall, an e-commerce platform that he designed purely for SMMEs.
He told Vutivi News that GH Mall, which stands for “Ghetto Heroes”, was inspired by how small business have a variety of products, but no platform to sell their products online.
It was launched in February with the aim of integrating local township businesses into one easily accessible space.
“We assist local brands to… sell their products without paying a lot of money like business owners normally do when they want to sell their products on e-commerce platforms and without having to hire expensive web designers,” he said.
“We do this so that we can amplify the ideal of supporting local brands. We do not discriminate on the type of SMMEs that are allowed to sell on our mall… we sell clothing, digital products, health products. It all depends on what local businesses can provide, and if we can accommodate it in our store.”
So far 25 businesses have already registered, including KasiNet Cafe, Soweto Brands and Beta Made Black.
Even though Setho was forced to shut down during the lockdown, he used it as an opportunity to make improvements on the site, market it better and make it more user friendly.
In this case a simple click on a website, is really just that simple.