Cell Power

Prepaid electronic voucher distribution software

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About Cell Power

The Cell Power software has been designed and developed by Expertron Group (Pty) Ltd, a software development company located in Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa. Expertron recognised the need for an innovative and cost-effective electronic voucher distribution platform during the early 2000s, when Cell Power was originally developed as a system for vending prepaid electricity vouchers from cellphones (and hence the origin of the name: cellphones and empowerment by selling prepaid electricity within the community). At the time, the concept was totally unique, with no competing products in the market place.

Since then, Expertron has continued to develop and extend the Cell Power product to meet the evolving needs of entrepreneurs world-wide.

Expertron embraces the ideals of social upliftment. In collaborating with municipalities and government, the Cell Power platform has been deployed in previously under-serviced communities, providing jobs and enabling basic service delivery. By leveraging pervasive cellular networks, even the poorest and most remote communities are serviced. Expertron believes that by encouraging micro enterprises and enabling service delivery, more communities can be integrated into the active economy, which will help to bring about broad-based empowerment.

Expertron recognises that start-up costs present a significant barrier to entry for micro enterprises. By introducing cellphone based transacting, we not only empower new micro enterprises; we empower the consumer through improved accessibility. Business is no longer bound to office hours and brick-and-mortar - vendors and consumers are free to innovate and transact anytime, anywhere.

Why use Cell Power?

Cell Power offers the following features to a government utility or municipality.

Single Solution

A turn-key software solution to manage your vending footprint in-house.

Merchant Management

Manage merchants, merchant accounts, stock, commissions, discounts and point-of-sales terminals.

Multiple Interfaces

Web-based Administrative Interface and Multiple Vending Interfaces (Web, Mobile App, SMS, USSD)

Intelligent Stock Predictions

An intelligent system that predicts stock depletion and gives notification.

Logs

View detailed logs that give information on transactions.

Calendar

A vending calendar to define business hours.

Merchant Self-Management

A merchant interface that merchants can use to view statements and manage terminals and vending calendars.

Agents

Agent status that rewards merchants who recruit more merchants.

Support for IVR

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology

Community Empowerment and Improved Service Delivery

Due to the low cost of deployment, Cell Power can be used to establish a large merchant footprint within a community, providing two important benefits for government utilities:

  • Increased service delivery to the community

  • Empowerment of individuals within the community to start their own businesses

How it works

The government utility or municipality becomes a Cell Power operator. The operator recruits merchants and agents. The operator buys stock - prepaid electricity vouchers - from voucher providers. Stock is sold to agents and merchants, who then resell the vouchers to their customers. The operator makes profit from selling the vouchers to the agents and merchants. The agents and merchants in turn earn a commission on their voucher sales.

How to become an Operator

Please take note of the following:

  • Potential operators should have sufficient budget.

  • An operator will incur costs for initial installation, hosting, maintenance, and monthly license costs.

  • Candidates should estimate the number of potential, active vendors (merchants and agents) to justify the monthly overhead (approx. $125,000 or R1,000,000.00 turnover per month).

Get In Touch

First floor, Unit B, The Woods Office Park, 41 De Havilland Cres, Persequor, Pretoria, 0087, South Africa

012 844 0330