About OK Furniture

The philosophy of OK Furniture stores is to give down-to-earth, straightforward people the opportunity to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles, so that together we're strongly committed to creating a better life everyday for both our Customers and for ourselves.

OK Furniture

OK Furniture is a trading Division of Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd, which currently operates over 550 stores, throughout Africa. The fleet of OK Furniture Stores now numbers in excess of 300 Stores and branches are located as far as Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia and Angola

The new look OK Furniture Store presents its Customers with an exciting shopping experience, offering only the best local and imported brands at the very best prices, cash, or terms. Whether you're looking for a Bedroom Suite, Lounge Suite, Base Set, TV, DVD Player, Home Theatre System or any appliance, OK Furniture must be your ultimate shopping destination, every time. We also boast one of the broadest wall-to-wall carpet services in the Country, with a reputable obligation free quotation service.

When it comes to service, there's none to beat OK Furniture! We pride ourselves on giving our Customers exactly what they want, when they want it, and at the price they deserve. - No Problem.

Rainbow Finance

Rainbow Finance is also a Trading Division of Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd, one of the largest Supermarket Groups in Africa.

With Offices located all over South Africa and with a Staff Compliment of over 500, it administers the Credit Agreement  (HP) and other forms of Credit, by Granting the contracts and collecting amounts due in terms of these debts.

A Central Granting Office, situated in Johannesburg takes care of the Credit Granting, while Collection Offices situated in Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria, Florida and Springs, take care of the Collections.

Furniture Finance for OK Furniture can be arranged with, or without DEPOSIT*, at affordable repayment terms, and with up to 30 months to pay on most products.

* (Subject to credit worthiness in terms of the Credit Agreements and Usury Acts.)

OK Power Express

OK Power Express is a new-age retail brand, and is a totally fresh concept in retailing, selling to the public and specializing in home entertainment, cellphones, base sets, all major and domestic appliances.

Since May 2000, a total of 19 Power Express Stores have been opened nationwide and this chain promises to provide the best prices and a pleasant shopping experience, in an environment with a beautiful layout and superior finishes.

New generation Power Express Stores offer the lowest prices on all the top brands, with many easy finance options.

History

In 1927, Johannesburg's shopping hub consisted of four blocks along the west side of Eloff Street above Pritchard Street. So it was a risk of major proportions when two young upstarts, Michael Miller and Sam Cohen, opened a store a full block south of Pritchard Street, and on the wrong side of the road.

They called it OK Bazaars.

OK Bazaars was an instant success, and expanded rapidly throughout South Africa, becoming one of our most trusted and loved household names.

In 1929 the business was listed as a public company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. And by 1967, the OK Bazaars had opened 100 stores.

In 1973 South African Breweries bought a major share of the Group, growing the company even further.

In 1996 the Group divisionalised the various business segments and created a stand-alone brand for the Furniture Department - you guessed it! - OK Furniture.

At the same time, the credit, hire purchase and insurance functions were placed in a newly formed division called Rainbow Finance.

However rapid expansion of competitors in the 80's and 90's eroded OK Supermarkets market share and in 1997 South African Breweries sold the OK Group to Shoprite Checkers.

Recently, OK Furniture embarked on an aggressive marketing and advertising campaign to develop a brand positioning of "No problem" in the minds of Staff and Consumers.

Almost all Stores have been refurbished and upgraded and with powerful point of sale, OK Furniture is one of the best looking furniture, appliances, home entertainment and carpet retailers in the country. In addition, Staff have also had an image upgrade, and now sport bright, new stylish uniforms.

In May 2000, OK Furniture launched a new brand, OK Power Express, focussing specifically on appliances, home entertainment, base sets and cellphones. Since then, a further 11 stores have opened.

The Group has embraced the very best in technology and with the introduction of the electronic catalogue system and launch of the website, we are now able to provide Customers with a far wider choice and more convenience than ever before.

Our goal and vision remain steadfast in that we consistently strive to be the leading competitively priced furniture, appliance, home entertainment and carpeting retailer in Africa. We regularly improve our product ranges and offerings, have the best looking Stores, Deliver high levels of Customer service, continue to open as many new stores as possible, provide ongoing staff training and development, cultivate excellent Supplier relationships, maintain a low operating cost base and uplift local Communities, where possible.

Future growth will require great partnerships with Suppliers, Staff, and Customers and it's these partnerships that will ensure success in the future - NO PROBLEM!