Being a student is as interesting as it is challenging. While the academic environment brings about excitement and fun-filled experience, there is something most students dread — expensive commodities that sap pocket allowances. This challenge became glaring to 5 Nigerian students; Rosanje Adeniyi Michael (Founder), Adeleke Samuel (Project Manager), Sonuga Gabriel (Technical Director), Ijaseun David (Campus Reps Leader) and Oyekanmi Taiwo (Marketing Manager).
On July 2, 2016, they formed an alliance and founded Guddies Planet, an eCommerce platform that specifically gives Nigerian student fair shopping opportunities and eradicates the phobia for inflated pricing. Guddies Planet debuted as a spin-off its parent company, Sourcerite Nigeria, an agro-based business, and investment company. According to the founding team, catering basically for students’ need has given them a great edge over other related eCommerce platforms which have a wider focus.
“Discovering students basic needs was easy for us to achieve because being students ourselves, we understand these needs of students better since we feel the pain too. Also, clients choose us in our operating institutions ahead of the big names in the field”.
Currently, Guddies Planet operates at Obafemi Awolowo University, Bowen Univerity, Olabisi Onabanjo and 5 other institutions. “Our goal is to extend to all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, ” the team says.
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