For those who listened to our interview with CEO and founder of iFix, Alex Fourie on MuthaFM on last Tuesday, you would have bared witness to the young entrepreneurs’ success story and continued vision to grow. iFix has had over 50,000 successful iPhone, iPod, iPad & Mac repairs in 6 years of operation, iFix is the most experienced 1-stop out-of-warranty Apple repair shop! However this doesn’t mean that they can do the job better than you… Alex noticed that a number of consumers expressed the confidence to fix their own MAC gadgets so Alex came up with a plan – uFix!
“We’ve seen hundreds of clients come into our iFix branches that would’ve been able to do a repair themselves, but didn’t have access to the parts and tools they needed.” Alex thought that their DIY-enthusiastic customers would appreciate a unique repair kit allowing them to fix their own iPhones, iPads and iPods. Problem solved!
uFix is Africa’s first platform and online store offering self-repair kits to customers who are confident enough with their DIY skills. “Our kits contain all the tools, videos & parts needed to fix the more minor breakages on Apple products.” Deciding on uFix would also save customers money and make them feel good about their tech-savviness. If you do however get stuck, the highly trained iFix technicians are happy to assist – just pop them a mail or visit one of the branches and you’ll have a working device in no time.
“We realised that our customers are quite handy and it felt unfair to charge them for something they could do on their own” said Alex.
uFix repair kits are available to order online or visit their Durban store.
Protea Mall Shop 40A,17 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga
Phone: 031 561 7777
Visit the websites for more information iFix and uFix
For the social media savvy check out the Facebook page or Twitter.