CAPE TOWN – The Shoprite Group announced on Thursday that that it would be expanding its standalone technology stores called K’nect that is set to offer consumers access to services such as global money transfers, cellphone purchases, bill payments, tickets and insurance.
The retail giant launched the first K’nect store at the Delft Mall in Cape Town at the end of May and now plans to open another six stores.
The new K’nect stores will be located in Hatfield, Rosebank, Riverside Mall, Mmabatho, Watergate Mall and Illanga Mall.
Several more Shoprite K’nect stores are scheduled to open by December 2019, the company said.
Shoprite said in a statement: “Each store includes specialist tills for those transactions that take a little longer, including money transfers (local and international), tickets (travel and events), insurance and cellular (devices and accessories).