We’re in the middle of a global pandemic with many cities in lockdown. A lot of our neighbourhood businesses such as bars, restaurants and more are feeling the heat. What’s needed at this point? Leaving our businesses shut and leaving our future to fate or taking a stand to secure our future?

If we #KeepTheLightsOn, we give small businesses a chance to live especially considering that 50% of small businesses fail within the first 5 years.

If we #KeepTheLightsOn for our favourite businesses, we make our society safer. Studies have shown that there’s a connection between unemployment and unsafe societies.

If we #KeepTheLightsOn for our favourite businesses, we save jobs. Jobs that will ensure children get their new clothes, get fed, and get a good education. Jobs that will ensure that we, the people we love, and the people they love won’t fall into poverty due to the global pandemic.

We need to #KeepTheLIghtsOn for us, all of us. Everyone of us is affected one way or another.

How do we #KeepTheLightsOn?

There are many ways to do this but we at Flutterwave have chosen to give businesses a fighting chance by creating a simple and seamless product that allows businesses to post their inventory online and have their customer orders picked up, and delivered by Flutterwave’s delivery partners.

Flutterwave Store: The ultimate e-commerce solution for Africa.

It’s the best solution for making online sales with no coding, no tech experience required. Businesses can have sales, delivery and payments sorted with one solution. This means that businesses don’t necessarily have to experience a pause in this pandemic.

We wrote a detailed post about it here.

We need everyone’s help to ensure that we #KeepTheLightsOn for these businesses. Get your business-owner friends to use Flutterwave Store, patronize your favourite businesses when they do.

Together, let’s #KeepTheLightsOn

Published by dikachim

Head, Product Marketing