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RS launches e-commerce website for sub-Saharan Africa

August 2018 News

RS Components South Africa recently launched the website www.rsonline.africa geared to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries such as manufacturing, mining, automotive, utilities, electronics, and IIOT. “Although customers in Africa had access to our products prior to the website, there were sometimes long lead times and higher freight costs depending on their location,” said Brian Andrew, managing director of RS South Africa. “Through the new website, customers can now receive their products much quicker, and we can give additional markets in Africa access to our range through our e-commerce platform where they can pay via credit card. There is also an improved customer experience with our French and Portuguese speaking sales agents, so that customers can comfortably engage in their language of preference. So much is happening in Africa – we want our engineers, makers and maintenance professionals to have access to the widest range of products and the latest technologies to achieve their goals and to develop the products and solutions of the future. The rest of the world has easy access to these goods, and now, so does Africa.”

The new RS Africa website currently services the following countries Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with more to follow in the future.


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