Online shopping may be in its infancy here in SA – but that doesn’t mean you still can’t shop around for a good deal online. Listen up gadget guys – a new website, CableKiosk.co.za launched this month after six months in development and testing. Founded by a Rhodes University student, Andrew Lynch from his digs in Grahamstown, CableKiosk.co.za is an online shop that sells consumer electronics accessories at the lowest prices. And we mean the lowest prices – WIN!
Cablekiosk was conceived when Lynch was looking for a replacement iPod charging cable: “I looked online and in stores and received such poor service and ridiculous prices – I felt like I was being ripped off.” Lynch searched abroad for alternatives, explaining, “I convinced a company in China to manufacture a small batch of cables and ship them to me – for a lower price than a single cable in South Africa! I kept one cable and put the rest on BidorBuy.co.za. Within two weeks I had sold all my stock.”
As BidorBuy sales increased, Lynch looked for opportunities to expand. Partnering with Mike Winn, a friend from Rhodes University now working at Google, they drew up plans for a full service online store. Although studying his MA in Politics, Lynch set about doing the web development himself, building the site from the confines of his digs room at Rhodes.
According to Winn, “We really wanted to deliver the best customer experience we could, which is why we have Live Chat support and are always happy to provide technical advice, whether customers or not.”
They have their sights set on expanding as quickly as possible, Lynch says, “…our product range has extended from iPod and HDMI cables, to adaptors, chargers and most recently cable management, and there’s much more coming.”
Cablekiosk.co.za sells a wide range of cables and accessories online at unbeatable prices, with expert advice and customer service.
Check out www.cablekiosk.co.za !