The Results Are In… Snupit recently conducted a survey with small business owners who are listed on the platform. The survey’s goal was to better understand how professionals and business owners feel about the experiences and challenges they face doing business in South Africa. The company had recently participated in the 2019 Business Show in Johannesburg where Snupit met with many users and recorded their testimonials. According to Snupit’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Avinash Samlall, the survey is another step to get a better understanding of its users. Talking about the survey Mr. Samlall said, “At Snupit we like to keep a finger on the market’s pulse. An intimate understanding of the Pros using our service is what helps us continually improve and grow. We’re always learning how to make things easier and more efficient for our users.” Following are some of the key findings of the survey: • Snupit is considered an effective marketing strategy. Due to limited funds, small business owners focus on strategies that can produce tangible results. • 72% of respondents used word of mouth and referrals by customers. • 45% of respondents said they have a website. • 28% were using Facebook. • 18% used bulk emails to own list. • 12% used Search Engine Optimization / Search Engine Marketing. • 10% used flyers. • 8% used street pole and furniture advertising. • For small business owners, marketing was more of a time investment than a financial investment. Most respondents did the marketing themselves. • 92% of the businesses who invested in technology in 2018 reported that their investment in technology was already profitable. • More than 50% of respondents felt that if they had more time and resources, they would like to focus on improving their business strategy and business management. • The survey also revealed that technology had a strong impact on their business in 2018. And that they would like to adopt digital . . .
In a span of seven years, Snupit has become South Africa's leading online marketplace. Connecting the country's best professionals to locals, Snupit enters 2019 with even more to offer its users. Snupit's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Avinash Samlall commented on the continued success of Snupit: "We consider Snupit to be a personal assistant that helps people find the best professional for a project within minutes. And vice versa for pros and businesses, getting them more jobs in less time. Naturally, we want to make that personal assistant to be as smart and efficient as possible." To that end, numerous technology improvements have been made to improve the online service platform. For instance, a wizard-style question-and-answer section has been implemented. This simplifies the way users post requests for quotes. The improved simplicity and better user experience is expected to increase user retention and drive growth of the user base. Samlall also remarked: "At Snupit, we're here to help you kick off the new year right. We understand that it's not easy to run a small business, and we're always making improvements to help you grow your business quickly on Snupit." For the pros, Snupit is a quality lead generation system. For users, it is an efficient way to hire the best person for the job. For both types of users, Snupit's utility translates into a better quality of life. Overall, the online platform contributes positively to the country's economy. All these are important metrics for success and they paint a win-win picture for Snupit and all those who use it, especially considering that small businesses are the backbone of any economy. With each passing year, governments and corporations are judged to a great extent by their performance related to creating jobs and improving the economy. As 2019 kicks off, Snupit is both proud and optimistic about the role it has played and will continue to play in this respect. Snupit connects over 2 . . .
Snupit: The Shortest Distance Between Locals and Local Pros In a time where an increasing number of important things are happening online, the success of a website such as Snupit makes sense. Snupit is South Africa’s leading online marketplace that lets users quickly find and hire local service professionals, Pros as they’re lovingly called by this company and its users. The Need for Snupit Snupit was born out of the frustration the company’s MD felt when he spent days trying to find a particular service online but without any luck. There had to be a simpler way. Since there was none, but should have been, Snupit was conceptualized and soon after, willed into reality. The people behind Snupit claim to intimately understand the market because they are part of it. Snupit is lead by a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in engineering, internet software, finance and telecom. This pool of expertise seems to have worked as Snupit helps countless consumers and professionals. How it Works for Customers There are basically two ways of finding Pros on Snupit. One is to search the database yourself. The other option recommended by Snupit, is letting Snupit find the most suitable professionals. It works as a simple 3-step process: 1- Post a Request The user is asked a few questions about their requirements. Based on the answers, Snupit will create a request and post it for all the relevant Pros to see. 2- Compare Quotes from Pros Ideally, a number of qualified local pros will see the request sent out on the user’s behalf. Users can receive up to 5 quotes at a time. They can also be contacted by Pros who need more information about the job. 3- Hire a Pro After receiving competitive quotes, the user simply needs to compare the offers and choose a professional. The user can call or message a Pro to get more information. How it Works for the Pros For the Pros, Snupit utilizes a pay-per-lead model. This means professionals can . . .