Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the internet using a web browser. Online customers must have access to the internet and a valid method of payment in order to complete a transaction. It is actually a much easier means of making purchases as you don’t need to leave your comfort zone.
In Nigeria, most e-commerce firms offer products that are cheaper than what you would get in traditional brick-and-block stores. They also transport goods to customers’ location within a specified time-frame, usually within 72hours. So, if you are going to make a purchase online, you should do so right before when you’ll need the item of purchase; and, you can be sure, that this would teach you to be a very good planner.
Without much ado, online shopping is best. But it also comes with the insecure side which has to do with making payments for goods that may never be delivered to you. Well, this would be particular to the untrustworthy online stores as the credible ones offer flexible payment options such as pay-on-delivery (which is more secure) aside the credit card payment options.
So, here is giving you a list of favorite e-commerce startups you can trust, in Nigeria. (Trust me, there are quite a large number of online stores in Nigeria already, but this few, you can trust!)
Jumia tops the list as they offer lots of product for sale. With a website that is user friendly they offer products on Comodo security, listing products like mobile phones, electronics, fashion items, wines and computers. The head office is located at Lekki in Lagos Nigeria and the sites platform is very effective where you can enjoy free delivery or delivery for a token depending.
Competing at the top but second on the list is Konga, with its pick up locations at Surulere, Ikeja and Victoria Island in Lagos. Konga sells computers and accessories, electronics, home and kitchen appliances and books on a 256-bit encryption security and their service is also available cross Nigeria.
Supermart.ng, claims to be the largest online supermarket in Nigeria which provides a convenient platform for online grocery shopping without leaving the convenience of your home or office. It has the widest selection of grocery items online with over 60,000 items on its online supermarket. It also offers products from top brands and provides an amazing 3 hour grocery delivery all across Lagos. Products include Baby Products, Oil & Sauces, Food Cupboard, Fresh Food, Cleaning, Perfumes, Books, Frozen Food, Toiletries, Alcohol, Medicines, Household Items, Beauty & Toiletries, Nigerian Ingredients, Snacks, Dairy & Eggs, Fish, Meat, Drinks, and Food Items etc. Almost all of the leading Lagos supermarkets are its partners, including but not limited to Park ‘n’ Shop, Spar, 9 to 7 by Save Mart, Nars, Medvacc, MedPlus, Mega Plaza, Laterna Ventures, Office R Us, Office everything, The Fish Shop, Chi Shoppe etc.
Tafoo offers you fashion item, mobile phones, computers and several gadgets. Its office is located at Oregun in Lagos and they deliver goods nationwide. The site is Comodo and Veriseal secured.
Next is Kaymu also located at Lekki in Lagos, here they list items for sale like jewelry, vehicles, home appliances, computers and mobile phones. Payment method on the site includes bank deposits, payment on delivery and internet payment. A strong advantage on kaymu is multiple sellers list items for sale.
Kara can be found at Ikeja in Lagos, they list items for sale like home appliances, mobile phones, power systems and computers. Nationwide delivery is available and you can make payments with debits cards and others.
Regal buyer is an online store where you can buy phones, electronics and computers. Payment can be made via debit or credit cards. Shipping is made via FEDEX and you enjoy warranty and free shipping.
An online supermarket where you can buy foodstuffs, books, office appliances, groceries and home appliances. The site offers free shipping on orders from eight thousand naira and above with payment on delivery and ATM or various debit cards.
Dealdey sells on wholesale and they offer cheap prices on goods, they also offer services which you can always be happy with. Their office is located at Ikoyi in Lagos. They sell clothes, shoes, and home appliances.
Hello food lists clothing, computers and a variety of food. Its office is located at Lekki in Lagos and it offers food delivery services from a wide chain of restaurants across the country which they partner with to make it work. Available are local dishes like Akpu, Fufu, Iyan and you can also get pizza, cakes and spaghetti. You can open a free account and pay on delivery.
My store offers its customers secure online shopping. It provides a send a gift and wholesale purchase feature on its site where items like mobile phones, fashion items, electronics and home appliances are listed for sale. Its office is located at Idimu-Egbeda road in Lagos.
This is an upcoming online store that deals in sales of Inverter & Battery, Voltage Stabilization & Protector, Personal Electronics, Energy Saving and Solar Light, Electrical/Home Appliances and Health & Fitness. It stores are located in Lagos (Onikan, Ikeja and Ikorodu), Abuja and PortHarcourt.
This is a website where you can buy and sell almost everything. The best deals are often done with people who live in your own city or on your own street, so on Efritin.com it’s easy to buy and sell locally. It has the widest selection of popular second hand items all over Nigeria, which makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. It does not specialize in any specific category.