“The future of EcoCash is in the SASAI App!” This was the bold assertion by Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe CEO Mr Eddie Chibi, as he unveiled the SASAI App’s new features, which have been developed by Cassava Fintec International.
Speaking at a Press Conference in Harare, where he announced a bumper $10 million-dollar SASAI promotion, Mr Chibi said the SASAI App was set to harness the power of smartphones to bring the ultimate user convenience.
“The SASAI App was developed to unleash the full power of smartphones – which is what most of our customers using the App will now be experiencing,” Mr Chibi said.
“Using a smartphone, people can now enjoy the power of a much more enhanced global payment environment,” said Mr Chibi, saying SASAI’s enhanced features, which were added since launch less than two months ago, had turned the App into a tool for every type of communication while at the same time offering payment and Internet-based shopping and entertainment features.
Perhaps the most noticeable feature, he said, is “SASAI Explore”, which has now been populated to create a one-stop portal to global services like Amazon, Alibaba and eBay, to name just a few.
Mr Chibi said buying goods online had now been greatly simplified, with 135 services now already available on the platform.
He said sending money home for people working and living in the Diaspora had been made much cheaper and far quicker than before.
“You can now send money home in less than 5 minutes, to anyone with a mobile phone, from anywhere in the world,” Mr Chibi said.
At the Press Conference Mr Chibi also unveiled an exciting, new ‘SASAI Bundle,’ a joint initiative between Cassava and Econet Wireless.
“This is similar to the ‘WhatsApp bundle’ in many ways, but it only works on Sasai,” Mr Chibi explained.
He said both existing SASAI customers, and new customers downloading the App and registering to the service for the first time, would get a $20 Free SASAI Bundle. New customers would be eligible to get the $20 bundle over the duration of the next 90 days.
Mr Chibi also announced a new, 10-week promotion in which Econet will give Free $100 Bundles to 10 000 customers every week.
And, in what could be the biggest draws of its kind in Zimbabwean history, Mr Chibi said the 10-week promotion would culminate in a grand draw offering three new houses (situated in Ruwa and powered by solar energy) to the luck draw winners.
He further said that people living in the Diaspora, who send money to friends and family in Zimbabwe through the SASAI App, would stand a chance to win two houses in Zimbabwe. These are over and above the three houses to be won at the draw at the end of the 10-week SASAI promotion.