Business News of Monday, 3 July 2017
Melcom Group, the pioneers of the privately owned supermarkets in the country through its innovative corporate strategy to expand their operations to patrons in their comfort zone has launched an online service.
Operating 37 shops across the 10 regions in Ghana, Melcom’s quest to introduce an online service is believed to be the first of its kind especially by a supper market to give customers easy and fast access to the company’s products and services.
The online market place will enable the shopping public to shop and pay with MasterCard, Visa, mobile money or cash on instant delivery base.
Speaking at the launch the Communication Director of the group, Gowin Avenorgbo said due to the slow process of land and landed property acquisition to meet the size of land Melcom requires for business, it has become imperative to find a tried and tested way of achieving their vision.
He said Melcom as a brand is “committed to delivering everything, everywhere, every time for every consumer in the most economical Manner; hence Melcom Online – the Virtual Market Place”.
“We have created Melcom Online as an enhancement of the Melcom Shopping convenience from any location in order to save time, travel distance and expenses,” he added.
He said the online service provides a simple and secured way of payment through the e-commerce via Stanbic Bank.
Concerning the delivery at the customer’s location, Melcom has partnered with Skynet Express, a courier company with many years of experience in the industry for safe, secure and fast delivery.
Launching the service at its new ultra modern shopping center at Achimota near the company’s former center which collapsed a few years ago the occasion was used to explain the security and safety compliance measures applied for its structures across board.
Melcom has made a policy to adhere strictly to a Continuous Quality Assurance with regards to maintaining Structural Integrity on all our buildings to meet the public safety requirement.
To ensure strict adherence to safety compliance for its buildings the contractor is required to produce Structural Analysis – Data on every stage of buildings under construction such as Traffic impact assessment report, Hydrological Survey report and Geotechnical Investigation the supermarket giant said.