Sokowatch enables informal retailers to order products at anytime via SMS or mobile app, and receive free same-day delivery to their store. This makes it easier for shopkeepers to source goods and helps manufacturers ensure that their products are consistently available to consumers.

Leveraging historic purchasing data, Sokowatch evaluates retailers to provide them with access to credit and other financial services typically not available to informal businesses.

Sokowatch’s systems track real-time sales and orders across thousands of stores. Access to market trends and purchasing habits enables manufacturers to tailor their marketing strategies and allows Sokowatch to offer personalized promotions and business insights to individual retailers.

Founder: Daniel Yu

Year Founded: 2016

HQ: Nairobi, Kenya.


Link to Sokowatch


Business, Logistics, Software, Technology


Distribution, Logistics, Retail, technology

Date published

January 28, 2019