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Shop till Avo app drops (it all off)

Shop till Avo app drops (it all off)

When I was approached to trial the latest in one-stop-shopping app Avo by Nedbank, I was initially quite apprehensive. “Here we go,” I thought.

In the past, promise after promise has been made to clients by companies claiming “You’ll never need another shopping app” which have always turned out to be pie in the sky. We’ve been let down enough by apps that stop working or can’t deliver… raising fists to the sky I said:

“Haven’t we had enough of empty promises?” Okay maybe I’m being over dramatic but it’s true – how often when you’ve relied on an app to do what it says it will, have you been let down?

And yet, there I was reluctantly trying it out and now you can’t get me off this green super app. Did someone say retail therapy. I’ll admit the Avo app by Nedbank has proven to be the one-stop-shop with benefits.

First off, you’re able to download the Avo app from your app store, and yes, it’s also available on Huawei App Gallery, but I found it just a little bit more convenient to set it up and in turn link it to my Nedbank Money app. You can add money to your wallet either via EFT, credit card, or a cash deposit at an ATM.

Shop for groceries and get free delivery

The Avo app by Nedbank allows its customers to buy groceries from leading retailers, yes Woolies and Pick ‘n Pay are all here. Then everything is delivered to you in one delivery. One basket! One delivery! You can even browse the Avo Shop for essential items at the best prices. Your personal shopper, the person picking your order will also give you a shout if something isn’t available and maybe you’d prefer a substitute.

Essential professional home services

The app will come in helpful in the case of those damn home emergencies like a plumber, pest control, security, lock smith, etc.

Digital home entertainment

Avo gives you access to Showmax, Tidal, Deezer and more digital vouchers.

Avo reward points

The app has a built-in rewards system, where you earn 1% cash back in Avo points on every transaction made through the platform.

Top ups

With the Avo app you can get your hands on airtime, data and electricity bundles through the platform, and always stay connected!

My friend HeyNED

Then there’s HeyNed – my favourite chatbot who is your digital PA. He/she is super friendly and helpful. Unlike the chatbots we often have to deal with that don’t really have a clue – HeyNed has a clue!

Sandton City, dahling

From what I understand, there is a beautiful partnership blooming between Sandton City and the Avo. The vision? From your phone, anywhere in South Africa, you can peruse the boutiques of Sandton and have purchased item from those stores brought straight to your door. Luxury digitised – does it get any better?

To be honest, I don’t know how to summarise everything that is available in this one little super app. It really is the one place to go to avoid those long queues and in turn do life differently.

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Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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