Savanna Republic is taking South Africa’s online shopping experience to the next level and aims to be the leading one-stop shop for the natural hair movement. Savanna Republic is an online start-up whose official launch will be this coming Black Friday 24 November 2017. Owner Shingi Chimuti-Moses comments: “We have set ourselves very big ambitions, and we aim to grow to be the biggest online retailer for women of colour and the South African natural hair movement in particular. We want to eventually be the place where South Africa’s naturalistas come to shop for their favourite brands and complementary goods. We offer our customers fast, convenient and safe shopping. This is something that is very important to us and we have invested a lot of time and effort into dealing only with the best brands and service providers”. “People are concerned about online security. No-one wants to see their hard-earned cash or their data put at risk on unsecure sites and one of the first things we did was to ensure that our store is set up on a secure https secure server. We also make use of the Payfast payment gateway which ensures the utmost levels of security to businesses and shoppers alike. Payfast use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this –the highest– level of encryption currently available.” In a market that is seeing a lot of exciting new entrants, Savanna Republic believes they will be competitive as their overheads are low and the company invests a lot time researching and responding to the needs of the customer. “One of the great advantages of an e-commerce business is that unlike a brick and mortar store, we don’t have expensive rentals to pay. We pass those savings down to the customer through our competitive pricing.” Savanna Republic also hopes to grow their following on its various social media pages and doesn’t just see itself as an online store but a platform where naturals can . . .
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