Just like Amazon, Aliexpress and eBay, Nigeria now has various similar online shopping platforms. Nigerians no longer need to worry about the high exchange rate of dollar, as these local shops trade in naira.
This list was compiled based on some criteria: the activities on each stores’ social media community, number of visitors to its website, website design and usability, quality of products, reliability, delivery speed and others.
Almost everybody Jumia, they are reported to have secured about ₦8 billion in funding since its launch in 2012.
Official website: jumia.com.ng
Konga is said to be the 8th most visited website in Nigeria beating popular newswebsites like vanguardngr.com, Punch and others. Konga’s growth in the eCommerce industry in Nigeria is quite amazing being the only Nigerian owned online store that has been able to come that close to Jumia which is partly ran internationally.
With Konga, you don’t need to join any queue at Shoprite or Games to buy anything as Konga has it all and at a lower price. Konga operates on a pay on delivery system, either with cash or with the use of debit card. You can also make use of KongaPay as a more convenient and secure payment method to shop.
Official website: konga.com.ng
Slot is the biggest offline phones, computer and gadget retailer in the country today and they are the top 3 online retailer in Nigeria. They are the most reliable when it comes to getting gadgets online.
They have offline shops in various major cities in the country and that makes it easier for customers to get their products faster than they would have received from other online shops. Delivery is free for customers in Lagos and Abuja, and they also offer credit facilities to customers with the help of their partnership scheme with Diamond bank and First bank.
Official website: slot.ng
Olx was once advertised almost every minute on DSTV. It gained a lot of popularity due to that advertising strategy and is now one of the most used website for people who want to buy or sell anything within the country. It has similar features with jiji and Kaymu, although OLX is more preferred by most Nigerians because of its simple and user-friendly website.
Official website: olx.com.ng
This online shop started as an online social messaging platform for Nigerian celebrities in 2009, before they ventured into sales of fashion products. Taafoo offers free delivery services within Lagos to customers with a minimum purchase of N5,000, they also operate an offline fashion mall in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.
Official website: taafoo.com or coliseum.com
DealDey was launched in March 2011 and features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. At DealDey, local businesses are supported and in return they support consumers with good savings. According to the site administrators, they want to create a “Win-Win” scenario every day for local merchants who want to attract new customers, and for consumers who want to save money and take advantage of great services and activities in their own city.
Official website: Dealday.com
Kaymu offers a wide variety of products for sale. They have their own products as well as products from other sellers who use the platform to trade. Just like jiji, you can sign up at Kaymu as a buyer or a seller.
Official website: kaymu.com
Yudala is the newest online store on this list. It started as a retail chain store with four branches across Lagos. Yudala has just launched its online shopping services in August 2015.
Official website: yudala.com.ng
Jiji is also a fast-growing Nigerian free online market where buyers and sellers meet to transact. They provide a platform to sell and buy almost anything without hassle under a friendly and safe environment. As a seller you can register with Jiji, post an advert of your product and get contacted by an interested buyer. As a buyer you can browse the various categories on the site for anything you want, contact the buyer and meet with them to finish the transaction.
Official website: jiji.ng
10. PARKTEL ONLINE
Parktel international limited has been a mobile phone distributor in Nigeria for over a decade with a shop located at Computer Village Ikeja Lagos. They began an online store two years ago and it specializes in the sales of mobile devices, computers and its accessories. Parktelonline offers free next day delivery to their customers in Lagos and Abuja, and they have an average of 11,000 daily visitors on the website.
Official website: parktelonline.com