Sneak Peek: Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

Sneak Peek: Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

We’re for the entrepreneurs. The do-ers, dreamers and creators. The challengers, rebels and believers. And now we’re bringing that experience to life.

We’re excited to introduce to you the very first Yoco Pop Up Store! We’ll be in Maponya Mall across from Clicks, from August to October. A home for small business, in the heart of Soweto.

Small businesses in the space

We’ve invited entrepreneurs to sell their products / services in store – a pop up within a pop up! We’re not only about making it easier for you to get Yoco, but also empowering small businesses to get their names out there. Here’s who you can expect to meet:

Walk Fresh

Lethabo Mokoena and his crew are rewriting the township narrative through their sneaker cleaning business. Visit the Yoco Pop Up and give your pair of shoes a new lease on life.

Read Lethabo’s story here and see him featured in our brand film here.

OwnIt Start Up Academy

Founded by Tlhogi Letsholonyane, OwnIt Academy is all about pushing consumers and businesses to buy proudly South African products. They will be exhibiting proudly South African fashion brands from some of the hottest up and coming designers.

Check out their website and connect with them on Twitter.

Love TEATime

Love TEATime sells Kericho Gold, a special blend of fine teas from the best tea estates in Kenya. These tasty and fragrant infused teas are truly an experience to drink.

Find out more about their unique blend on Facebook and Instagram.

Yoco Concept Store

Looking to start accepting payments with Yoco but want to see it in action first? When you visit the Yoco Pop Up, you’ll get a personalised demo. You’ll also be able to sign up and buy Yoco card readers, hardware and more.

Events and Workshops

Throughout the 3 months we will be hosting events and workshops aimed at promoting small businesses and equipping them with resources and information to grow. More info coming soon.

For The Sales

In keeping with the theme of our #ForTheSales brand film, we have an inspiration photo wall and small business tributes throughout the store.

Haven’t seen the brand film yet? Check it out below.

Want to see more? Come say hi across from Clicks in Maponya Mall! Share your experience on Instagram and Twitter.

About the author: Robyn

RobynRobyn - Social media and community manager

When you’re engaging with Yoco on social media, Robyn is the girl you’re talking to. She loves learning from our community and seeing small businesses thrive. In her spare time you’ll find her off hiking in some forest, curled up with a book or singing karaoke (badly).

After graduating with a B.Bus Sci degree from UCT, she found Yoco and jumped in head first. She now manages Yoco’s social media profiles and online community, and writes an article or two for the blog.

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