[Video] Interview with Kelvin Jayanoris of DukaPress at WordCamp Kenya 2011

This weekend I attended the first ever WordCamp Kenya at Crayfish Camp in Naivasha. The event which is focused on all things WordPress was well attended with over 100 participants, mostly from Nairobi. I had an opportunity to interview Kelvin Jayanoris who is one of the founders behind DukaPress.

DukaPress is an open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress that has been developed from scratch in Kenya. DukaPress was launched in August 2010 and since then has been downloaded more than 20,000 times from WordPress. It is NOT the most popular e-commerce plugin (yet) for WordPress but it is doing really well by being adopted by businesses globally, even though it was initially developed for businesses in Kenya to deploy e-commerce on their web sites.

DukaPress was built from the ground up by Kelvin and his team to offer Kenyan businesses a localized and no frills WordPress e-commerce plugin that could be used for all sorts of payment platforms including Safaricom’s M-Pesa as well as other International platforms such PayPal. In the interview, Kelvin told me that they make money from DukaPress when their mostly International customers engage them to do simple or extensive customizations to meet their unique e-commerce needs. You can find out more about Kelvin and DukaPress in the interview below. Enjoy!

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  1. November 14, 2011 at 4:55 am — Reply

    Hey Kevin, great interview and well done on a very innovative product. I’ll make sure to throw our WordPress clients who want e-comm solutions your way.

    Keep up the good work at NickelPro and I’ll hola some time.

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:19 am — Reply

      Thank you Darius. It has been long indeed.

      @Moses thank you for the post!

      • November 23, 2011 at 11:17 am — Reply

        @kelvin you are most welcome – keep up the great work. Infact, I may need to install DukaPress on this blog by early next year for something I am working on 🙂

  2. December 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Hi Darius. it was a great job of great minds. You need some honours for this kind of job. Thanks.

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