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Takealot celebrates birthday with huge Thanksalot Sale

South Africa’s favourite online retailer takealot.com is officially turning 11 – celebrating this milestone and entry into its second decade by saying Thanksalot to loyal customers from 23 May to 5 June 2022.

It’s been quite a journey for the company, having started out in a small suburban home with stock stacked on shelves in the garage as the brand entered the South African e-commerce market.

From these humble beginnings, Takealot has expanded its footprint to reach every corner of the country, including 90 Pickup Points, more than 13,000 Takealot Delivery Team drivers and over 90 Takealot Delivery Team branches that service over three million happy customers.

Across the Takealot Group there are over 5,500 direct employees, and a further 600 through various franchise operations.

“When you look back at the Takealot journey, it’s a true showcase of the proudly South African ‘can do’ spirit that fills our country,” says Frederik Zietsman, Chief Executive Officer of takealot.com.

“What started as a new and exciting way for South Africans to browse and shop for their favourite DVDs, books, and electronics has turned into a platform that over three million people rely on to source everything they could possibly want in the palm of their hands.”

As part of this 11-year journey, the company is proud of the positive impact it has been able to have by creating jobs, stimulating the economy, and using its vast network to help small businesses grow theirs through its Marketplace platform.

“In addition to our wide reach and the jobs we’ve managed to create, we’re most proud of the positive impact we’ve had on the SMME industry by providing a platform for over 7,000 SMME Marketplace Sellers to sell to our customer-base,” says Zietsman.

In celebration of this years birthday, takealot.com will be running a two-week long Thanksalot Sale with great deals with savings of up to 45% off on everything from TVs, Tech & Accessories, Kitchen & Appliances, Luxury & Everyday Beauty, Sports & Outdoor, Books, Toys & more.

But it’s not just about the sale. One shopper who shops during the sale period may find a lucky golden smile in their box. The shopper who finds this golden smile ticket will win a Takealot voucher to the value of R100,000!

Shoppers who wish to collect their orders instead of having them delivered will also stand a chance to win vouchers as the Takealot team will be doing surprise visits to different Takealot Pickup Points across the country during the sale period with 100 Takealot vouchers worth R1000 each up for grabs.

With daily prize giveaways on social media and daily coupons on offer across select products, this is set to be one of Takealot’s biggest birthday celebrations yet.

The Thanksalot Sale will also dedicate the weekends during the sale period exclusively to showcase Marketplace Sellers and their special deals, further promoting and supporting local businesses with a ‘Daily Deals’ takeover.

Watch the Takealot Thanksalot Sale TV ad today!

Visit takealot.com from 23 May to 5 June and celebrate Takealot’s birthday the way it should be – with a smile.

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