The Shoprite brand was established in 1979. Today this retail house has rapidly grown and expanded within South Africa and beyond with 1,200 corporate and 270 franchise outlets in 16 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
Operating on a philosophy of giving customers lower prices on food and household goods in a convenient shopping environment, Shoprite also offers other value added services such as LiquorShops, MediRite pharmacies with qualified pharmacies as well as Money Markets where consumers can make various third-party payments.
Money market counters are found in all Shoprite stores facilitating financial services and transactions such as Money Transfers, Accounts, Bus Tickets, Life and Funeral cover, Airline Tickets, Gift Cards and Airtime.
The money transfer service is a convenient way to send and receive money without the need for a bank account. At a minimum transfer fee of R9.99, a customer can send up to R5,000 at any store and this money can be received at any Shoprite store nationwide.
Shoprite money market supports account payment facilities for a wide range of service providers such as Eskom, Telkom, EasyPay accounts, Multichoice, Pay@, TV licences, Municipality, HomeChoice, etc.
The money market bus travel service provides advantages such as no booking fees, saving up to R30 per ticket, its simple and affordable because it allows customers to buy bus tickets while doing grocery shopping.
At the money market, customers can find a range of affordable and flexible life and funeral cover packages such as the Old Mutual Pay when you can family funeral plan, Sanlams icover 3 in 1 funeral plan and the Union life funeral policy.
The airline tickets facility at Shoprite money market allows customers to compare flights to find a time and price that suits them, you can compare flights and get desired ticket immediately, you can also buy a ticket for someone else with a copy of ID or passport.
This flexible money market also offers Gift cards which can be redeemed at any store. Closely tied to this is the ability to recharge airtime at any of the till points except for Vodacom.
Shoprite money market is truly a multi service facility.