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Aug 20, 2021
When people buy locally, they support local businesses and entrepreneurs, create jobs, and build the national economy. Soko Uganda is facilitating this with their online eCommerce platform exclusively made for vendors of Ugandan products and services. For the consumer, the platform makes local products more accessible by also providing delivery services. Soko Uganda is an example of the Buy Uganda Build Uganda initiatives launched by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives in 2014 to promote products and services of Ugandan origin.
Soko Uganda recently integrated Addressya on its eCommerce platform to get accurate delivery locations for their delivery. Soko Uganda, Addressya and other local public and private stakeholders support the Buy Uganda, Build Uganda initiative and the BUBU Fashion and Billboard Awards which recognise and promote Ugandan musicians and creators for their essential role in promoting made in Uganda products.
“I would like to thank Soko Uganda and the Ministry of Trade for embracing a digital platform like Addressya to partner in this noble cause of growing and developing Ugandan products. We continue to seek more partnerships to accurately register the business addresses of traders and stakeholders at large. Our product is a necessity and not a luxury, please come aboard ”.
– Stephen Okiria
Create your address accurately anywhere in Uganda and use it while checking out to get easy service delivery on the Soko Uganda platform. To get an easy to use and share address you can download Addressya on Google Play, or go to our web app. Use it on Soko Uganda to purchase all made in Uganda products.
Addressya for Business: How To Share and Display your Addressya address
July 22, 2021
This article will help you know how you can display and share your Addressya address with customers and how a customer can share their address with you for convenient home delivery.
Sharing and displaying your business address
Using Addressya for your business makes it easier to direct customers using your username or unique links. The link provides the added advantage to make it visible on many platforms and it allows your customers to directly click on the link to take them to your address page. You don’t have to worry if your customer has not installed the Addressya application. Addressya’s dynamic links take the user either to the Addressya app if they have it installed on their android device or the web version accessible from any browser.
When displaying Addressya business address, add the link to your address anywhere where a customer can find it easily. You can also add the link on your website and share it on your social media profiles, i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. and in email communications. Most customers come into contact with your social media, so it is essential to add it to all your profiles.
Making appointments smoother
We spoke to businesses that schedule appointments and they reported spending time on calls directing customers to appointments while most customers arrived late. With your accurate digital addresses from Addressya, you have the solution to help customers locate and navigate to their appointments easily and save time. Provide customers with your username and add your Addressya link with your booking confirmations whether you send them through email or via WhatsApp.
Customer to business sharing
You can make faster deliveries with accurate customer addresses and provide a better service delivery experience. Customers can share their Addressya username which you can effortlessly search on the platform or share their unique address link. For businesses that have online checkout systems, you can integrate with Addressya to give customers the option of checking out with their Addressya username. Drivers will be able to use the navigation feature on the platform to easily locate the delivery location. To protect the privacy of users, approval is needed anytime someone wants to access to view a user’s address and the user can also stop sharing at any time.
Display your business address to get the most out of Addressya for business services. If you do not already have a business account you can register and create your address at app.address.com.
Addressya for WooCommerce
July 14, 2021
WooCommerce is a plugin that turns any WordPress site into a powerful e-commerce platform. With 3.8 million users, WooCommerce is one of the leading open-source e-commerce tools available. Addressya has created a plugin for WooCommerce to give e-commerce companies access to precise delivery locations enriched with pictures and directions provided by the Addressya user.
Addressya also provides shoppers with a smoother checkout process on your site with the one field address checkout and simplified driver dispatch for more efficient home deliveries. The Addressya for WooCommerce plugin can only be activated when the business has already installed WooCommerce to its site. Read more about the features and functions below.
Features and Admin Functions
When a shopper checks out of an online store using their Addressya username, they receive a notification in the Addressya app that the business has requested access to their address information. This verification step ensures that the privacy of the user’s address is maintained. Once given access, the Addressya user’s address information appears in the backend of the WooCommerce admin panel. If an order needs to be processed manually from the admin panel, you can also input the customer’s Addressya username and their address will show after permission is given.
The plugin functionalities also allow for a simplified process of managing deliveries where the admin assigns drivers and shares the customer location with one step. The driver can access this on the Addressya Android app or web app using any browser and view directions that will take them right to the customer location. The result is a seamless process for the customer who is ordering online from checkout to delivery.
Celebrating Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
July 2, 2021
June 27 was Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day in recognition of the contribution of small businesses to the global economy. Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises provide the majority of jobs worldwide.
We celebrate this day at Addressya because of our commitment to sustainable development goals (SDGs), with SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) being one of our focus areas.
Supporting local small businesses and workers
Because MSMEs are the backbone of the economy, we are proud to highlight how Addressya helps boost MSMEs’ competitiveness. Addressya business address and business directory help small businesses get found easily by customers. Businesses can be searched and found by users on the location-based explore feature on our business directory. This solution for business clients is also low cost.
As more small businesses are offering delivery services, Addressya wants to make sure that MSMEs become better at delivery management. This will also have an impact on workers who are supporting the delivery sector. Last-mile delivery is for small businesses is outsourced mainly to independent drivers who are part of the gig economy. Getting accurate addresses means that drivers do not have to bear the extra costs of making calls or fuel wasted when they drive around looking for delivery locations or the time they lose.
Are you a small to medium-sized business? Register for a business directory and become easy to find!
Addressya’s OpenCart Extension for E-Commerce
May 18, 2021
Addressya now has a plugin for the e-commerce platform OpenCart. The Addressya for E-commerce extension which is available on OpenCart Marketplace is one of the tools tailored for e-commerce businesses that want accurate addresses for their deliveries using Addressya. We have developed a plugin for the widely used online store management tool OpenCart making our addressing solution accessible to a large portion of e-commerce sites.
To access accurate addresses using Addressya, it is necessary to first download and install OpenCart onto your website. With the plugin, e-commerce sites using OpenCart get a smoother checkout process that is a simple one field username checkout and more efficient delivery management.
Features and Admin Functions
When a shopper checks out of an online store using their Addressya username, they receive a notification in the Addressya app that the business has requested access to their address information. This verification step ensures that the privacy of the user’s address is maintained. The address information that the Addressya user provides is stored in the backend of the OpenCart store manager and is accessible through the admin view.
The second feature of the plugin is delivery management which means the admin can assign drivers and shares the customer location in one step. The driver can access this on our android app or web app using any browser and view directions that will take them right to the customer location. The result is a seamless process for the customer who is ordering online from checkout to delivery.
Becoming more precise with address collection decreases delivery time, reduces costs and makes customers happier with the experience of using your platform. Download and install the Addressya for E-commerce extension on OpenCart Market Place.