How about this interesting fact?
Globally, emerging business are key drivers of growth and job creation in the better performing and more stable economies, such as in Germany, India, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, where small businesses represent over 95% of the total business sector and employ between 60% and 85% of the total work force
At Maru Africa we believe in helping other businesses achieve more using technology. According to our CEO; the road to become key contributors towards the drive for economic growth, innovation and job creation starts with supporting refreshing ideas, building ready-for-growth businesses and a little ingenuity. Maru Business in a Box is another way we’re proving this.
Maru Business in a Box Packages What you need to know before you order any of these awesome packages:
Choose The Perfect Plan
Mahala Web Design
VoIP Virtual Number
Call & SMS
Call & SMS
Call & SMS
VoIP Prepaid Top Up
Basic CRM (Optional)
Automated Online Support and
Terms & FAQs What you need to know before you order any of these awesome packages:
We will send a template which you will have to fill in with questions to assist us in creating your vision for your logo. A meeting with our graphic designer may be scheduled if necessary; this is a good chance for you to come and see us 🙂
You will receive 3 designs of logos according to your guidelines upon which you will choose one. Logos designs will be sent as a .jpg format. Finalised Logos will be sent as .png in a large size and small size with 7 working days.
No. All work done on the project on behalf of the client, inclusive of the copyright which may exist in the work done on behalf of the client shall remain the exclusive property of Maru Africa, and shall remain as such until all agreed upon amounts have been paid for.
A maximum of 2 requests for changes (not redesign) can be made for free. Any other changes after that will be charged accordingly.
Business card design are designed according to your specifics indicated on the template brief you supply to us. Package pricing does not change if business cards are designed single sided.
Business cards will be sent in a print ready PDF format with a 5mm bleed.
Business Card Size: 90 mm x 50 mm.
Company Profiles will be designed to a maximum of 8 pages.
Company Profile designs will be sent in a PDF format.
Company Profiles are designed for an A5 format.
Any additional changes may be indicated in the brief template and will be charged accordingly.
Unfortunately, we do not include printing in our packages
No. All the packages are month-to-month / per annum. If you would like to cancel all you have to do it give is 1 full calendar month’s notice.
Yes. In fact we encourage you to do so. Remember, the more your website is updated the better chance it has to rank in Google. We will supply you with all the login details needed to access your easy-to-use content management system.
You have a few options:
- You can pay for a full year (12 months) in advance while still enjoying the monthly benefits from Maru Africa.
- You can also buy out your website and the price will depend on the amount of effort we have put in to make your website live.But most of our customers do not buy out their website as they will lose out on all the added benefits (free wordpress updates, website security, access to a dedicated account manager, and so on).
Yes. Domains are renewed on an annual basis.
Hosting is included for the full year if you choose the buyout option. You will still have to pay for the hosting once the 1 year period is over. You can choose to pay hosting on a month-to-month basis or choose our annual packages with a month’s discount.
NB: The source code will remain the property or Maru Africa or its partners. Therefore, you may not sell the website theme. You will have full, unrestricted use of the theme for only your 1 domain.
Is considered to be entered upon first presentation of the design to the customer. The Review time frame lasts 5 days at which point after, the status of the website will then switch to Deployment. The automatic update of the review status will take place if Maru Africa do not hear back from the customer regarding any amendments or changes that the customer wishes to effect. Should we receive communication during this time frame, Maru Africa will effect the changes and then present the customer with the modifications at which point the status of the Website will then move into a Deployment status. The customer will be able to make as many changes as they see fit during this 5 day period.
Is considered to be a final status and deemed to be a live service. The customer accepts that with no communication from them to Maru Africa during a review process, Maru Africa will accept the customers silence as assent to deploy their website.
Any content supplied by you the client, has legal ownership of it. All intellectual property be it concepts, drafts, ideas, visuals, creative design, strategy, marketing suggestions, that are presented via phone, email or document shall remain the initial property & ownership of Maru Africa. Until such time a release form is signed by both parties and a mutual agreement has been met to assign any copywriting documents over to the client.
With the exception of any Third-Party Materials and Background Technology, the Customer is to be considered the owner of the Custom Website and Customer Content. “Customer Content” means all content or information (including, without limitation, any text, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, data, or software), in any medium, provided by the Customer to Maru Africa, “Third-Party Materials” means any content, software, or other computer programming material that is owned by an entity other than Maru Africa, and licensed by Maru Africa or generally available to the public, including the Customer, under published licensing terms, and that Maru Africa will use in the development of or to display or run a Custom Website. This excludes, without limitation any copywriting, graphic, video, music, sound manipulation to images or video supplied by the Customer to Maru Africa.
The graphics utilized from Maru Africa graphics library (If requested) are licensed from third-party suppliers OR obtained on a free to use basis. Maru Africa will provide Customer a limited, personal, nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the graphics during the term of this Agreement. Upon written request, Maru Africa will deliver the Customer’s source files and database script, if applicable, at a pre-determined price indicated upon request from the Customer for the source code. The Customer will be required to remit full payment of the fees prior to Maru Africa providing the information via a method agreed up between Maru Africa and the Customer. Further, Maru Africa will bill pro-rata from the time of signup.
Maru Africa reserve the right to refuse any material that it deems offensive
It can take as little as 7 days but this depends on a few factors, and the package you select. We will share with your our process and aim to have all websites designed and ready to go live within 14 working days. We can only do this if you help us during the process of interviews, meeting(if necessary) and availability of information. We ask you some questions about your business and request that you send us any images, logos and other business-related collateral which will help us to better understand your business and build your website.
Yes. You should when your hosting needs increase. You can start with a low tier package and upgrade anytime you want to.
The “Mahala Web Design” package is really SIMPLE!
- We build you a customised website for free.
- You also get a “.com” or “.co.za” domain name for free.
- All you pay is R1500 or R2500 a year for the website hosting (12-month minimum).
E-commerce is the ability to sell items/accept payments on a website
An SSL certificate scrambles any data sent from or to your website. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Sage One allows you to create quotes and invoices online in seconds, send them to your customers, and track what they owe.
VoIP is the transmission of voice content over the internet. It allows you to have a virtual landline that also has the ability to be connected to a cellphone.
All Our plans include
Website & Domain