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.

Robert Dodds

Managing Director

Robert joined Touchsides to oversee and initiate the rapid expansion of the Touchsides solution in South Africa and globally. He has 38 years of executive management and board level experience in retail, FMCG, and industrial goods.

Pheladi Moloto

Human Resource Director

Pheladi obtained more than 15 years’ experience in the Human Resources field, specializing as a Business Partner. Her experience from diverse industries including Logistics, Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Financial Services and Manufacturing has prepared her to excel in her career as she has great passion for people development and growth.

Sias Smith

Financial Director

Sias is a finance director with a demonstrated history of working in the food and beverages industry. He is skilled in leading financial software, consolidation, external auditing, accounting, IFRS, budgeting, forecasting and credit control.

Nicholas Simigiannis

Head of Data Science

Nicholas is inspired by innovation and technology, with a particular interest in data science and artificial intelligence. He has over 15 years’ experience as a data analytics specialist, business strategist, and project manager.

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.

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Together we plan your expansion and growth into the Informal Market

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