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Duka Books enables businesses to digitize their records using mobile technology.
Your sales, expenses, stock and cashflow can now be recorded easily. We also helps you to manage your staff, generate reports and run promotions that will attract customers. We also have Duka Market, where businesses using Duka Books have their products featured.
Duka is founded by young Kenyan software engineers with a burning desire to empower small businesses in Africa.
Timothy was inspired to build Duka to through his own experience working at his mom's shop (duka) in his early youth. Petty theft was rampant and the losses ran down his mum's business. Now he has set forth on a brave mission to change the game for businesses across his country.
The challenge of running a small business is evident, not just in Africa, but across the globe. Small businesses make losses due to petty theft and corrupt staff. This is unjust for the hardworking and well-meaning entrepreneurs who make up the bulk of the world's economy. We understand these pains from experience.
Duka, previously named "ShopOfficer", participated in the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge of 2015 organized by HiiL Innovating Justice. We came out third and secured an investment to channel to our mission of promoting transparency and accountability in small businesses.
We are motivated to ensure that small businesses can succeed. Duka record-keeping is realtime, meaning that management can follow up on every sale instantly, wherever they are. You will also be able you to review and export your records over time. This will offer you a better chance of securing a loan from a bank, investor a lending group.
Record sales as they happen. Your chef can see orders immediately. The management team can review these transactions too immediately, wherever you are, on your smartphones or other devices. Using state of the art technology no second is wasted waiting to know whats happening in your business.EXPENSES
Record your expenses immediately they happen. Whether you have just purchased more stock, paid a wage or paid your rent - Duka can handle that. Review your expenses on a monthly basis or for a specific period of time. Generate your profit and loss statement and measure the perfomance of your business.STOCK
Monitor the level of your inventory and know when to purchase more. Record additions in stock everytime. Duka will automatically update reductions whenever you make a sale. We offer the simplest interface for your staff(sales-agents, waiters or cashiers) to record sales as they happen.CASHFLOW
Select the payment method when a sale happens. Cash, bank, mPesa or others. Record your cash in hand and cash at bank at the end of the day. Duka will handle the rest for you. Always be in the know about the financial situation of your business at any given time.
More features are in the works. They include the ability to capture credit card transactions, engaging with your customers from the app to SMS, integration with your social media accounts, better analytics for your data and valuable metrics about your local market!Follow our feeds on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.
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Duka welcomes your continuous input regarding our policy or our services provided to you. You may send us your comments and responses by email to duka[at]nairobi.com