Newly launched UK2DA.COM provides high quality, affordable mobile phones, accessories and tablets sourced from the UK and shipped to individuals across the Caribbean, but primarily Dominica. It is our vision to offer high quality products, with exceptional, unmatched customer service as compared to what’s currently available in Dominica.
The entrepreneur behind this vision is Sylvester Defoe is from Grand Bay, but has been residing in London since the age of 11. Defoe returns frequently to Dominica and after returning from Dominica in August, the concept behind UK2DA.com was born out of the unsatisfactory level of service personally experienced while obtaining a smartphone in Dominica. In his search for the handset, Defoe notes: “Having found the standard and quality very poor and limited, those that were suitable were very expensive and it was soon discovered that customers had very little consumer protection such as the right to return a product within a certain time frame.”
From this experience came UK2DA.com as a means to source and provide better range of quality products but combined with some level of consumer protection and certain buyers rights. “Given the high uptake of Mobile phones in Dominica and the wider Caribbean, the terrain of most Caribbean Island but especially Dominica, is best suited to Mobile technology, especially Wireless technology. I stood upon Mount Nichols and made a phone call, yet in London could barely do so from an office,” says the budding entrepreneur. “Yet the vast majority of phones sold in Dominica were low quality, 2G or analogue phones, primarily due to the high cost of quality handsets.”
On UK2DA.com only Smartphones, and increasingly WiFi and Bluetooth enabled devices are sold. It is Defoe’s hope that as more of the populace take up these devices, then corporations such as banks and utility services will see the added benefits of providing mobile applications enabling Dominicans the ability and convenience to pay utility bills via your smartphone or grocery shopping all from the palm of their hands.
- Brand new, original, unlocked and Sim-Free smartphones and Tablets
- 30 days Credit guarantee if you are unhappy with your product, change your mind or the products arrives damaged.
- Inclusive pricing (All prices include Postage, Packaging and shipping insurance)
- 10% off all accessories when bought with a Smartphone or Tablet.
The Dominican has also found a way to give back to the island as 10% of our yearly profits to be donated to the Dominica Education Trust Fund.
Defoe concluded, “We firmly believe there is a distinctive lack of choice, protection and customer satisfaction in the Mobile telephony market right now, which is further exacerbated by the high customs charge that is placed on imported items. As a patriot I understand the charge and the reasons behind it, however, I do feel the pain of the people as a charge of 43% is prohibitive and acts as a barrier to entry creating a duopoly which serves to hinder competition, product innovation and consumer choice.”
To launch this new market to the Caribbean, UK2DA.COM is offering a challenge only through your number one e-paper:
1) The first person to purchase a smartphone/Tablet from UK2DA.com after this article is published will receive $25 Dollars prepaid credit every month for 12 Months (Worth EC$300)
2) The 10th person to purchase smartphone/Tablet from us after this article is published will receive a fabulous good quality Bluetooth headphone/headset (worth EC$200)
UK2DA.COM takes this opportunity to wish all DNO readers and fellow Dominicans and West Indians a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.