Getting To Know Us
Get To Know Us
TV Sales & Home is a member of Axia Corporation Limited and one of three of Axia’s business units operating within the speciality retail and distribution sector. The company originally became a household name as TV Sales & Hire.
The core business was, as the name suggests, the selling and hiring out of TV sets as well as a wide range of audio visual products and accessories. In recent years the company expanded its offering to include a broader range of household goods and appliances which now includes fridges, freezers, washing machines, cookers, lounge suites, base and mattress sets, dining room suites, bedroom suites as well as the largest range of audio visual equipment in Zimbabwe.
With this wider offering came a change of name to TV Sales & Home, the brand name now much more representative of the role the company plays in the current Zimbabwean market.
The TV Sales Timeline
In 1968 TV Sales & Hire was launched in Zimbabwe as one small retail store in central Harare.
In these early days, TV Sales and Hire’s business model was selling electronic appliances on credit via its “Hire to Buy” scheme. The business also hired out appliances to customers on a lease hire basis whereby the customer would never intend on owning the product but would merely use the product for a pre-determined contract in return for a lease hire fee.
From one store in Harare, the brand was expanded during the late seventies and eighties to other stores in Harare, Kwekwe and Bulawayo.
The product range also expanded to include a limited range of furniture, however the brand was not known as a furniture store as most of the sites were too small to stock furniture lines.
During the nineties, the brand stopped its lease hire offering and limited its offer to customers for cash and Hire to Buy. This caused quite a lot of confusion in the market and the brand suffered through lack of identity.
In the 2000’s the brand was re-invented as the sourcing of product improved and in no time TV Sales and Hire became known as the leader in quality branded electronics in Zimbabwe.
It was only after 2008 that the decision was made to expand the range of quality furniture, thus increasing the product portfolio. At the same time a decision was made to try and get our customers to understand that we no longer hired electrical products but also sold a full range of furniture lines.
As a result TV Sales and Hire was re-branded into “TV Sales and Home”. Today TV Sales and Home is the leading furniture and electronic retail brand in Zimbabwe with over 44 retail stores located countrywide.
What We Do
Our main objective is to source and provide the Zimbabwean market with quality, affordable and beautiful products for home living. Our core business is the retail and distribution of quality home appliances and an extensive range of home furniture.
In line with our philosophy of providing quality products nationwide, we strive to make our retail experience an exceptional one:
- We continue to offer trusted brands that are fully backed up with meaningful warrantees, to ensure our customers’ peace of mind. We choose only the best quality brands for your household, from furniture to electrical products, with a full guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
- All our products are brought to you at the best possible price, without compromising on quality.
- Our staff has been trained to give you the best advice, and the TV Sales & Home team is knowledgeable about all our brands. Ask them about credit deals, warrantees and product specifications.
- We offer excellent credit terms, with up to 24 months to pay on certain items (including laybyes). We also accept payment through cash, bank transfer, Ecocash and swipe machine.
- We will deliver to your house, free of charge, if you live within a 25 km radius of the main Post Office of the town where the branch you purchased from is located. If you have purchased online, then we will deliver to your house, free of charge, if you live within a 25 km radius of the main Post Office of either Harare or Bulawayo.
- We bring choice to your doorstep - you don’t need to travel abroad to find what you want, whether it is a lounge suite, the latest TV, or a toaster! With our extensive range and warranty policies, you can find what you need on your doorstep, at great value.