Boosting the informal market and your business with data-enabled capabilities.

The informal market is the next frontier for growth and opportunity. Our mission is to unlock its potential.

We provide local businesses with a digital solution that revolutionizes their operations. By introducing technology, analytics, insights, and other data-driven capabilities, we aim to inspire a new, empowered way of doing business while removing barriers for established companies so that they can confidently invest in this sector.

We provide transformation that cannot wait

Our Technology

Our cloud based Hola Club ePOS device is placed inside local businesses. It provides management capabilities that optimize day-to-day operations.

Our Data

Allows you to quickly identify risks and opportunities and trust your decisions.

Our on-the-ground capabilities

Provides speedy feedback on your trade-marketing implementation and its effectiveness.

Proof Points

Real people and real sales are always the driving force of our data.

· Access to 10K outlets

· Recording 1.5 million basket transactions a day

· Recording R17 billion in revenue per annum

Touchsides has the biggest retail footprint in the informal market, giving us and our clients direct access to +10 000 outlets across the country, their owners, and sales information.

Our Services

Our mission is to touch lives and uplift local businesses by investing in transformative retail solutions that bridge the capabilities gap.

We make it our business to understand yours. Intimately. We want to know your ambitions, your pain points, your blind spots, and goals.

Empowered by data-enabled insights, we then chart a path together toward successful growth in the Informal Market.

More Services

We provide the confidence and capabilities to ensure that your products and services will get noticed. While you grow your business, local businesses grow too.

Our People

We are a team of gutsy visionaries all driven by a united ambition to touch lives and uplift the informal market. We are a team of thinkers and doers with experience in multinationals as well as large, local entrepreneurial ventures.

Christian Nee-Whang

Managing Director

Chris is driven by a strong purpose to rapidly build businesses that positively touch lives in South Africa and Internationally. He joins the business with an illustrious track record spanning over 17 years and senior leadership experience mainly within the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.

Kyle Hatton

Head of Finance

Kyle is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience spanning across a wide range of industries covering both the formal and informal market within South Africa. Kyle's skillset covers both financial and treasury management including aspects such as forecasting, budgeting, procurement, as well as process implementation and improvement.

Jade Maserow

Head of Data Science

Working at Touchsides

At Touchsides, the best idea wins. Our people are encouraged to raise their voices, present their suggestions, and take ownership to drive their project forward. All while knowing that the leadershio team back them with skills and guidance for success.

Touchsides is comprised of industry-leading developers, engineers, programmers, analysts, data scientists, operations and marketing professionals all working toward a common goal: – to touch lives by providing the tools and capabilities to uplift local businesses in the informal market.

We are always on the lookout for more exceptional talent. Share your CV with us!

Our Clients

We partner with companies who, like us, aspire for conscientious growth and are passionate about uplifting the communities in which they do business.

Our clients include FMCG’s, retailers, wholesalers, route to market suppliers, and financiers, to name a few.

No one knows the Informal Market like we do. We have worked with companies from varying industries, helping them achieve success through data-driven insights.

Get In Touch

Together we plan your expansion and growth into the Informal Market

    Address: 3rd Floor, President Place, Jan Smuts Ave & Bolton Rd, Rosebank,  Johannesburg, 2196

    Phone: 010 312 5100

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