Emakatt bringing on-demand laundry services to Tanzania

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Launched early this year, Emakatt has developed a mobile application that enables users to request for their dirty clothes to be collected from their home or office, cleaned, and returned to them.

Relatively common globally and in some other African countries, on-demand laundry is a new concept in Tanzania, which Emakatt plans to take advantage of. Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Rogers Katuma, who worked for PwC Tanzania before founding the startup, told had seen an opportunity to develop the business by partnering with hotels.

“Investing in washing machines and vehicles for pickup and delivery would not have cut down our operating costs, so we saw the opportunity of using a network of hotel facilities which are underutilised, and a network of transporters,” he said.

Read more : http://disrupt-africa.com/2017/07/emakatt-bringing-on-demand-laundry-services-to-tanzania/

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