Game City Mall last week saw the opening of Clicks, a South African brand store with a wide variety of goods for consumers.
Clicks Regional Manager, Windsor Stoffels, said the multimillion pula store offers a lot of cosmetics, beauty products, medicinal products, home and electrical products, basic toiletries and other items.
He said the store also has a pharmacy inside, which is expected to open as soon as it gets licensed. He stated that the pharmacy is also their strong point in terms of business. He said the pharmacy will offer customers all categories of medicines.
According to Stoffels, Clicks have employed more than 25 Batswana, from junior staff to management who are running the store in Gaborone. He revealed that the opening of the second Clicks store is expected to be at BR Mall at the Gaborone Bus Rank in September this year.
Stoffels also stated that they are targeting the Airport Junction Mall for first half of next year.
“The response has been positive and magnificent as the customers were excited to use the Clicks brand,” said Stoffels.
He said the new store is 780 square metres and adds to the newly extended Game City mall. He stated that the employment of citizens of this country by Clicks goes in assisting government in the bid to reduce the unemployment rate, adding that they are targeting city and urban areas in Botswana.
Clicks Manager, Buks Van Gerve, said in launching of the store, they have full confidence that they will carry through the philosophy of treating customers as friends and guests with good customer service.
He stated that for many customers, Clicks is good brand rather than merely a place to shop. He also stated that a lot of local customers who used to travel across the borders to South Africa are at an advantage as the store is now closer to them.
Van Gerve said most of the customers are familiar with their brand and by operating in Botswana, it will also contribute positively to the economy of the country.
“Were are expecting goods sales as it is our new business in Botswana and our good reputation of brand, and we have done good marketing as well,” he said.