PerKal was founded in Feb 2003 as a partnership and officially registered as a CC is 2004
Perkal was started by Eli PERpinyal and Philip KALinko by chance. There was a family friend whose husband was an importer of goods. He had a large stock holding and when he suddenly passed away, his wife was left with all this stock. Not knowing how to sell this stock, she asked for assistance. Eli and Philip decided to try and help move the stock and so they went door to door with samples to clients. They managed to sell the stock and decided to continue sourcing products to sell to their newly founded customers. Their vision became ensuring that they could provide top quality products at the lowest prices in the country.
"We saw that there was a huge gap in the South African Gifts market - After conducting some market research we saw how these large suppliers with huge overheads were putting around 150% markup on their goods. We visualized cutting out the middle-man, whilst keeping costs down, without sacrificing customer service. With this vision in mind PerKal was formed."
In todays technological age, Consumers have come to expect more and in turn are demanding more variety of goods and improved customer service. With constantly increasing competition, service is the only way to differentiate oneself and stand out in the consumers mind. PerKal realizes that customers have come to expect a certain level of personalized service and attention. We know that you are calling us with limited resources (Time, Capital, Suppliers etc) We have all these resources and will do all the dirty work for you. PerKal will give you piece of mind by keeping costs extremely low whilst keeping service very high… Sounds too good to be true - Give PerKal a try!
Our website is effective our online catalogue, with over 70000 products it is impossible to capture our entire range in a single catalogue. Although we do release catalogues for a approximately 5000 of our products every year, we encourage our customers to utilize our website to be able to see all the products offered. We have made many improvements to the website to allow customers to find what they are looking for quickly. Our advanced search tool allows customers to put in restrictions (Price, exclude words, category) to allow you to sift through all our products quickly and efficiently. Results can be sorted by product name, price, date added or popularity making the time spend searching for products greatly reduced. As always if you are struggling with the site or struggling to find what you need, you can always just call our sales department who will gladly assist with ideas within your budget.
PerKal has observed the industry and been patient. We never rushed into anything but rather made sure that when we entered the market, the vision for Perkal was clear. We were created to fill a gap in the industry. We have the largest range in South African and give the best service in the country without running up huge overheads; this saving is transferred directly to you, the ever so important customer!
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