Back in 2015 which certainly seems like a long time ago in the world of start-ups, our co-founders met at a rugby camp in Harare which gave birth to the idea of Stakeey. One of our co-founders came into the camp with a pair of running shoes that had seen better days and just on the night before the tournament was to begin, his running shoes completely fell apart. Having studied in South Africa one of our co-founders thought it only sensible that one could order a pair of shoes online, but at that time no online shops existed in Zimbabwe that were selling running shoes and we saw an opportunity to solve a problem that we had experienced first-hand and in a flash as soon as the rugby camp was over we put together a Shopify store and had our first order of Nikey sneakers within 24hours of the Shopify store going live and from that moment we were pretty much caught up in a rabbit hole which led us to the heart of the blockchain revolution
From that experience we sat down and plotted beyond the convenience of buying a pair of shoes online and over-time that has allowed us to build a hybrid marketplace which allows anyone to operate their own online store while allowing us to stock only that which our market audience demands. After having tried different product categories many of which proved unsuccessful due to the extensive network of brokers and couriers that are involved in importing merchandise in a land-locked country, we have settled for a hybrid model which allows for steady growth of market share as we explore stocking additional product categories while placing emphasis on locally manufactured products such as art and crafts.
With the arts and crafts market as an entry point into the online shopping market we aim to do to art galleries what Amazon has done to bookshops and to do this more than just the internet is needed to disrupt the art gallery model which has existed for centuries. Our mission is to harness the most effective technologies in order to level the playing field for artists in remote places who might otherwise not receive the same traffic audience as an artist with a studio on Long Street in the same way Amazon has democratized the publishing of books.
We think the world of art collectors and the people from whom it originates is much more connected than art galleries would have us imagine and we believe the decentralized web will play a massive role in magnifying the fundamental peer to peer transactions upon which the art gallery model is built
We aim to stabilize the cash circulation difficulties by providing a safe and secure online payment system, while providing you with the most veritable merchandise throughout the market. With one click away from receiving a door ring for your order, Stakeey allows you to optimally enjoy your shopping experience from the comfort of your home or any other place of your choice.
Our ordering process is designed to give you an efficient way to track the process, while you also get constant updates from our delivery team and our soon to-be in beta delivery app. We also welcome you to contact us, if you feel there is something we can do to optimize your shopping experience, do let us know as we aim to keep an engaged youth which will contribute to the upbringing of a society that make their ideas known and influence trends.