In these modern times, it’s quite easy to get goods and products online. E-commerce made sure of that. And while it’s commonplace to do a simple search in order to find local artisans advertising their services online, how often can you vouch for their authenticity and professionalism?
For most corporate organizations, screening and background checks are done on potential employees for good and valid reasons. However, the same cannot be said when families engage the services of craftsmen for quick jobs around the house.
To an extent, it’s understandable. An hour-long fix of the plumbing shouldn’t warrant such a tedious process, right? Wrong. When a stranger has to be around your family and property, it isn’t too much to want to take a look at their background — just to be safe.
This is where Sturta (pronounced ‘Starter’) comes in.
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Sturta is a service marketplace where consumers can find, compare, and book local skilled service providers anywhere in Africa. Their setup which makes it easier, affordable, and much safer to acquire services, benefits both the professional, and the clients in need of services.
With an aim of establishing itself as a leading safety and consumer advocate in the local service market, Sturta’s process includes automatically vetting service providers aside offering additional consumer protection tools such as identity verification, criminal background screens, professional license checks, and customer testimonials and reviews.
The future of all that we enjoy now is going to be digital. As internet penetration deepens and more people discover effective uses for it, the common marketplace where both consumers and service providers would prefer to meet and do business is going to be online. And with that comes the need for credibility — exactly what Sturta is all about.
Sturta is on an ambitious mission, and in the words of CEO, Benedict Asamoah, they are“endlessly working on factoring in design, efficiency and effectiveness of our marketplace to make it flexible and sophisticated enough to accommodate a large segment of the local service marketplace.”