Yesterday my boss and I were talking about the Yellow Pages and how they were very helpful back then when he travelled to the United States. For those of you who go in and out of the US the same way some of us jump in and out of Lagos buses, you would be very familiar with the Yellow Pages as well. It’s a telephone directory for businesses across the area which although started in the US has been adopted by many other countries like the UK and Canada. The idea was a brilliant one, the Walking Fingers, as it is also called, helped link people to businesses close to them especially if they were new to the area.
But think about a business model that can go a step further. Several other internet platforms even in Nigeria adopted the ‘Yellow Pages’ concept. That’s nice but what happens if the services are not properly rendered after the client has contacted the business? What happens if the client wants to be assured of the quality of services he is going to get? Isn’t it rather a ‘long-distance relationship’ between the directory and the potential client if it all ends at just providing the contacts to the business?
NOT JUST ANY PLATFORM
Here is a business model that answers those questions; t-hub.com.ng. T-hub goes beyond a platform that connects people to businesses. It’s not a bunch of yellow pages. It’s not just a stack of service providers waiting to be connected to people so that they can simply offer services, and even worse, poor services. T-hub is a community; a service ecosystem that brings services to your door step with a characteristic quickness and efficiency. The Transaction Hub, which is the full name by the way, is an online hub for getting any kind of service. I know what you’re thinking – any kind of service? – Yes! Any kind of service so long as it is not illegal of course.
T-hub goes beyond a platform that connects people to businesses. It’s not a bunch of yellow pages.
THE FRONTIER OF SERVICE PROVIDING
With the growth of startups in Nigeria on the rise, T-hub is the umbrella covering them all. Do you need a mechanic to fix your car which just broke down on a long trip? Call T-hub. Do you want to get connected to services from the best beauty product companies in the country? Visit t-hub.com.ng. Do you need a plumber, carpenter, electrician, shipping agent, dry cleaner, graphic designer and even a programmer to run some algorithms for your digital products? Just visit t-hub.com.ng now and get it all in no time.
Service Providers Near You – that’s the motto!