Jamaican e-commerce Platform Q-mall to launch in October

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Advanced Integrated Systems Limited, (AIS), a tech solution company formed by Douglas Hallsall some 30 years, is finalising plans for the soft launch of an e-commerce platform called Q-Mall next month.
The platform’s debut in October is expected to set the pitch for full roll out during the high shopping and festive season.
Hallsall has invested north of US$1 million in the venture for which he hopes to generate enough business from both seasoned and young entrepreneurs’ use of the platform to advertise and sell their products and services to break even over the next two years.
The first phase of the project will see Q-Mall providing its service across the local market with help from delivery company Tara Couriers and a local taxi service. As the business gains traction in Jamaica, Hallsall plans to extend Q-Mall’s offerings to the diaspora market.
“I decided to develop this application for both financial and emotional reasons. It promises to be profitable, and I’m seeing where I can solve some of the problems of small businesses. The little lady that sells jeans downtown could now have the reach of all of Jamaica,” Hallsall said.