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tappi Signs a Strategic MoU with Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

tappi, KNCCI partnership

tappi has announced the signing of its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI). Titled the “Sukuma Biz” initiative, the new partnership will enable tappi to deliver a unique package of digital services specifically geared towards bolstering online credibility and identity for KNCCI’s 30,000+ business members. With an additional focus on women-led businesses, the programme marks the next phase of the startup’s mission to drive online success for Kenya’s 7.4mn MSMEs.

For a monthly fee of Ksh.500 ($3.70), KNCCI members will receive their own business landing page on tappi’s platform featuring a KNCCI Logo as well as access to 50 customer reviews via  SMS, WhatsApp or additional channels, which will be integrated to their landing page. Members will also be able to send 250 text marketing messages directly to their customers.

Leveraging tappi’s SaaS and enterprise-grade solutions, all KNCCI members will be able to generate SEO-optimised websites in less than 2 minutes based on eight simple questions devised by an intuitive chat tool. Using a combination of AI, machine learning and algorithms, each business’ website copy and aesthetic will be automatically tailored to its target audience and core sector. KNCCI members will also be equipped with the capacity to seamlessly distribute Google, Facebook and Instagram ads from tappi’s platform as well as receive access to a number of additional digital services. 

Kenfield Griffith, tappi CEO and co-founder, states, “KNCCI is one of Kenya’s most trusted industry bodies and with its extensive network of local businesses, they’re an ideal partner to accelerate our mission of empowering MSMEs to effectively establish strong reputations of their own in an online setting.”

“In order for this initiative to be successful, it was vital we worked alongside a partner with not only a strong, in-depth understanding of the most critical pain points Kenyan businesses face, but also the demographics which are most heavily affected by them. With this in mind, we’re incredibly proud to be joined by KNCCI on what we believe is not only a crucial step for MSMEs, but specifically women-led businesses, in equipping them with the digital tools to significantly drive Kenya’s economy forward.”

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Dr. James Mwaura, Nairobi County Chairman, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), says, “Through our partnership with tappi, KNCCI Nairobi Chamber is poised to significantly impact SMEs across all sectors by providing them with access to powerful digital tools that will streamline their online presence and enhance their visibility. This initiative will not only bolster the visibility and credibility of our local businesses within the domestic market but also on an international scale. As businesses establish strong online reputations and showcase their products and services through optimized websites and targeted advertising, they will attract the attention of potential international partners and investors. This increased visibility and credibility will open doors to new opportunities for collaboration, trade, and growth, ultimately driving Kenya’s economy forward and positioning our SMEs for success in the global marketplace.”

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