In this digital era, any business without online presence is not serious yet. E-commerce websites are thriving in Nigeria today probably as a result of growing acceptance of cyber life in the society. With e-commerce websites, small businesses can easily attract customers by utilizing facilities offered by these cyber marketing platforms. They can showcase and sell their products to a larger target audience through these platforms.
There are several e-commerce websites in Nigeria with various degrees of online market share. Here’s a list of top 10 best among the most reliable of them.
1. Jumia Nigeria
Jumia is one of the market leaders in the e-commerce sector in Nigeria. Jumia Nigeria, established in May 2012, is described as Nigeria’s version of amazon.com. The popularity of Jumia Nigeria has gone far beyond the shores of this continent and was rated by Amazon’s Alexa as the most visited e-commerce website in Nigeria.
You can sell virtually all your forms of products on Jumia. To get started, check-out the Jumia Marketplace website.
konga is another household name in Nigeria when e-commerce is mentioned. It is actually an
online Megastore. It owns large warehouses stocked up with goods and strategically located in Key cities such as Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt to ensure swift and efficient delivery of goods to customers.
Konga also allows small businesses with varieties of products to sell and showcase on their website. Checkout their website for more on how you utilize their services to showcase your business to the wold.
Dealdey was launched in March 2011. It features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences. DealDey supports local businesses and in return, they support consumers with good savings. The company’s philosophy is simple: to help great businesses be found by consumers who are looking for a great deal. This philosophy is what makes DealDey a great destination for small business owners looking to sell their products online.
Payporte was launched in September 2014. It has since thrived to ensure it caters to a wide demographic that ranges from the youth to the young urban professionals. The online e-commerce giant has tagged itself as Nigeria’s preferred online retail store. PayPorte also partners with local businesses by showcasing their goods on its platform to a wider audience. This is a user-friendly e-commerce website you would like to work with.
5. VConnect Nigeria
VConnect was popularly known as Nigeria’s business listing website until recently when the website launched an open marketplace for its business to showcase their goods and services.
Just like any other e-commerce website in Nigeria, VConnect provides its users with many other services such as logistics and payment facilitation. It is a very reliable e-commerce platform for small business owners to gradually grow big.
Kara.com.ng is one of the top online stores in Nigeria. It is visited by thousands of people on a daily basis. Kara.com.ng offers a massive collection of everything from Mobile Phones to Electrical and Power Supplies products at some of the best prices.
Kara also features a marketplace that allows other business owners to sell their products on the platform.
7. Printivo Store
Printivo is Nigeria’s most popular online print shop. Printivo is an online print provider that offers its customers free templates created by designers across Nigeria.
Printivo Store is an online marketplace that allows designers and print providers to make money online by selling their prints and designs to customers all across the country. Unlike other e-commerce websites, Printivo store is a marketplace for print designs online. This unique attribute makes it a popular website for graphic artists and their clients.
8. OLX Nigeria
Olx is an online site that is growing in popularity among netizens (online community) and small business owners wishing to expand their businesses. This e-commerce platform is thought to be the next generation’s free online classifieds. Olx has a unique feature of being an interactive online marketing platform. It doesn’t follow the conventional online stores, instead offering an information filled environment for both buyers and sellers to interact and transact.
On OLX, sellers can design, display and post ads under the specified categories to which it belongs (a seller can place an Ad for a car under Automobiles category). The categorising of ads gives the online market a structured design making it faster to locate products of interest. Olx is also a household name in Nigeria especially among e-commerce platform users.
9. Gloo NG
Gloo.ng was established in 2012 as BuyCommonThings.com. It was rebranded the next year, and specialises in delivering affordable supermarket goods to the doorsteps of clients on a same-day basis.
Gloo.ng is more like an online supermarket for groceries. Gloo also partners with other small business to sell on the platform.
10. Jiji Nigeria
Jiji.ng was founded in 2014. It is a fast-growing Nigerian free online marketing platform with an advanced security system. Jiji provides a simple hassle-free solution to sell and buy almost anything.
As a Seller or business owner, you can post free classified ads of your products and services for free on the website and get maximum efficiency in terms of reach and profit. Jiji is among the e-commerce platforms that provide relatively easy opportunity for small business owners to expand their businesses online.
(with reports from invoice.ng)
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