UCOOK and WeChat Collaborate to Take On the World of Mobile Commerce

By Staff Writer

E-food delivery service, UCOOK, and social communications app, WeChat, have teamed up to take on the South African food market with regards to mobile commerce.

Since 2013, WeChat has made the move to South Africa, and in 2016, has partnered up with various companies like OrderIn, picup and FitKey.

Their latest addition is a partnership with UCOOK, a fast growing e-food delivery service in Cape Town.

UCOOK is a company providing fresh, gourmet food kits directly to your door. Step-by-step meal preparation instructions are provided by renowned chefs, reinvigorating the dinner time scene with less effort and more variety.

The latest partnership between these two companies is delightfully symbiotic, aiming to revolutionise the mobile commerce industry.

WeChat has invested in many businesses, big and small, to offer consumers a seamless mobile payment option unlike any other available in South Africa.

WeChat will rapidly improve products and services that their customers can purchase from within their ecosystem.

UCOOK will, in turn, deliver boxes on a once-off basis, without their original subscription element, enabling their customers’ effortless meal purchasing.  Both companies see a shared increase in customer growth.

All this is made possible with WeChat’s dynamic feature set including it’s latest addition- the WeChat wallet. The Wallet allows WeChat users a variety of safe and secure transactions or purchases using their mobile phones.

Customers can top-up their wallets with a positive cash balance, send money to other users, withdraw the money from a Standard Bank ATM, and store any South African chip and pin enabled bankcard for payments directly from their account using SnapScan.

Other features include buying electricity, data and airtime.

The ever-appealing world of m-commerce is becoming more and more of a necessity in the lifestyle of modern consumers because, with smartphones, anything can be accomplished – from banking to buying electricity, and – with UCOOK – even planning dinner.

New and existing UCOOK customers buying through the UCOOK official account on WeChat, will receive 50% off their first box. Simply download the WeChat app and follow the UCOOK official account.


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