The provision of commercial services to consumers and producers can help a successful business meet the needs of its customers. Commercial services businesses in Zambia offer media and marketing services, business and asset management, IT, logistics management and other professional services.
Within the media and market sector are marketing and PR companies, design companies, media production companies, and multimedia and advertising companies. Printing and publishing businesses are also covered. Expos and trade fairs are popular in Zambia, providing marketing platforms for specific industries, whilst directories give current contact details of organisations in a convenient and accessible format.
Auctioneers and estate agents fall in the business and assets management sector, as well as holding companies, franchises and stock management. Property consultants, property management companies and property valuers handle different aspects of property assets.
Information technology (IT) is a huge and growing sector in Zambia, as elsewhere. This includes companies that specialise in information systems, netowrking and security, software, telecoms or web hosting, while other smaller businesses cover all of these under general IT services.
Being a landlocked country, Zambia's logistics management sector necessarily involves international import and export, and storage and warhousing, as well s the usual procurement activity, and distribution and merchandising.
Additional professional services are diverse, including health and medical schemes, work space facilities, and market research organisations. Zambia also has a small number of business consultants and education consultants, and several companies that provide company secretarial services.
Customers for businesses in this sector are generally other Zambian businesses. However some commercial services, such as storage and warehousing, are offered to both businesses and individuals.
Infobwana is constantly working on this growing list of commercial service providers, keeping contact details as up to date as possible.