"Shifting the Energy Paradigm in Developing Countries"
Thursday, 26 August 2010
BBOXX at the 2010 Rwandan Expo
Our small stand at the 2010 Rwandan Expo
BBOXX opened our small demonstration stall at the 2010 Rwandan Expo in Kigali today. From the minute we opened the stand at 10am, the crowds were flocking to the stand to see the BB5 powering radios, mobile phones, lights and shavers. Our two local employees, John-Claud and Pacifique, used all their sales charm to convince customers to sign-up for our pre-order scheme, whereby customers can pay a 2000 RWF deposit to reserve their very own BB5.
BBOXX employee John-Claude talking to potential customers
Customers will be able to pick up their items from the 1st October onwards from BBOXX's shop in the centre of Kigali (see below for more details about the shop). At the close of business, BBOXX had sold pre-orders on boxes worth nearly 1500 USD - and an even greater number of people had promised to "return later with money."
The inital response to the product was very successful and we hope over the weekend to sell a significant proportion of our inital stock. We'll keep you updated with our progress at the Kigali Expo over the next 10 days.