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How Does PAYG Work for Off-Grid Solar Distributors? [Infographic]

October 3, 2019

Many consumers are likely already familiar with the concept of pay-as-you-go or installment payment financing because of mobile phones. The pay-as-you-go payment method is used in the prepaid mobile phone market to “top-up” credits for phone calls, SMS, data use, and more. When the prepaid credits are depleted,…

How Off-Grid Smart Devices Strengthen Last-Mile Distribution

September 20, 2019

A vital component of implementing a pay-as-you-go distribution business model is after-sales care. However, this model can present a distinct set of challenges. Because it includes an extended distributor-client relationship beyond the initial sale, distributors need to respond to client…

Building a Values-Driven Data Practice

September 12, 2019

Like any SaaS business, Angaza manages a tremendous quantity of data for our customers. This data represents both a strategic asset and a strategic liability: while it allows us to offer valuable business insights to our customers and take an evidence-based approach to improving our own product, accidental…

Four Ways Distributors Can Reduce Client Payment Default Risk 

September 3, 2019

Last-mile distributors offering pay-as-you-go consumer financing help consumers access life-changing products. However, they take on the risk of paying for those products upfront while the client pays for it over time.  Distributors can take several approaches to reduce…

Angaza Partners to Launch JUA Energy TV1G Pay-As-You-Go Television

August 29, 2019

Angaza and JUA Energy are partnering to bring last-mile clients a standalone television, available on a pay-as-you-go basis. JUA Energy’s TV1G, an 18.5 inch TFT LCD television with LED backlight, operates with any 12V (10W) power supply, including the Jua Energy system products. This unique standalone TV is…

Angaza Wins “Pay-As-You-Go Solar” Financial Inclusion Award

August 27, 2019

On August 9, 2019, the Financial Inclusion Awards Kenya recognized and celebrated the company that has done the most to increase financial inclusion in Kenya through pay-as-you-go solar. Out of the 10 nominated companies, Angaza won the award for…

The Design Approach for Developing Keycode Systems

August 15, 2019

It’s taken us four installments to set enough context around just some of the operational requirements when building out a business in emerging markets. To recap: Why Distributors Use Pay-As-You-Go framed the question — how does a Pay-As-You-Go solar distribution company actually operate? How Mobile…

5 Lessons in Building A Usable Development Board

August 8, 2019

Here at Angaza, we’re used to optimizing our hardware designs to be as small, efficient, and as inexpensive as possible. We are able to add pay-as-you-go (PAYG) state monitoring and communications capability to a manufacturer’s existing printed circuit board…

Impact of Off-Grid Products: Inside Deevabits’ Distribution Business

July 22, 2019

As part of Angaza’s human-centered approach to designing solutions for last-mile distribution, we aim to deeply understand the point of view of distributors and their clients. One of the ways we do this is by visiting distributors and the end users to whom they…

Angaza and Uber Kenya Partner to Mobilize Affordable Solar Energy to Drivers

July 15, 2019

Angaza, the leading software provider for last-mile distribution, and Uber Kenya, the leading ridesharing provider in the country, have partnered to offer renewable solar energy solutions to thousands of drivers in the Nairobi region. The collaboration leverages Angaza’s partnership network of leading solar…

5 Ways to Grow Your Distribution Business

July 8, 2019

Running a product distribution business for consumers in emerging markets is a complex operation with many moving parts, from managing inventory and sales agents to identifying qualified consumers, to managing installment payments. Growing this sophisticated business model takes considerable strategizing and coordination. Since 2012, Angaza has supported the growth of…

Team Spotlight: Meet Anthony Akivembe, Sales Specialist

July 3, 2019

At Angaza, we’re dedicated to making life-changing products affordable to the world’s one billion consumers in emerging markets. Our customer support team ensures that our distribution customers receive exceptional and personalized resolutions, every time. In today’s team spotlight, Anthony Akivembe, our Sales Specialist,…