is easily the economic power house of Africa. The
country's estimated population is 180 million (2015
estimate) and this makes it Africa's most populous
country and number seven in the world. Nigeria has
the largest economy in Africa and the numbers are
quite impressive. Nominal GDP stands at USD $500
billion while purchasing power parity is $1
trillion. This makes Nigeria an important business
destination for many international investors.
Clearly, big things are happening in the Nigerian
business environment and online shopping in Nigeria
is not left out of the boom.
Growth of online shopping in Nigeria
Nigeria can be considered a latecomer to online
shopping but this is because the country received
mobile telephone service and the internet relatively
late. However, in typical Nigerian fashion, the
enterprising citizens of this country appear to be
making up for lost time. Today, Nigeria has 97
million internet users and 12% of the country's
citizens have access to broadband internet.
This development has led to a corresponding increase
in online shopping. More and more Nigerians are
feeling comfortable and beginning to shop online. Below are some of the most
popular online shopping platforms in Nigeria.
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company is easily the biggest online shopping outfit
in Nigeria. According to Philips Consulting, 38% of
Nigeria's online shoppers prefer jumia.com.ng. This
company attracts 377,000 visitors daily and has
secured over ₦8 billion in funding since it was
launched in 2012.
is the 8th most visited website in Nigeria and this
is an indication of the popularity of this online
shopping company. Konga.com operates a pay on
delivery service. You can pay cash or pay with your
prepaid debit card. In addition, konga.com offers
the KongaPay option. This is a reliable and
convenient payment option and many customers are
happy with this innovative solution. According to
Philips consulting, 25% of Nigerian online shoppers
patronize konga.com. konga.com offers seasonal
discounts and many customers look forward to these
discounts. You can get goods at half price if you
take advantage of these regular discounts.
DealDey.com is more than a shopping website. Apart
from offering products and services for sale, it
also recommends the best daily deals in Nigeria.
These deals include the best things to do, eat or
buy on a given day. About 15% of all Nigerian
shoppers prefer DealDey and this company has come a
long way since it was established in March 2011.
company is one of the top online retailers in
Nigeria. Slot.ng is the best online source for
computers, phones and other electronic gadgets. This
company has offline stores in many parts of Nigeria
so this makes it easy for them to deliver goods to
customers with minimum delay. Customers in Abuja and
Lagos get free delivery service and some customers
can get credit facilities.
company is very popular because it is just perfect
for people who want to buy and sell practically
anything in Nigeria. It is a simple and
user-friendly site so many people find it easy to
use. Olx.com.ng owes a huge part of its popularity
to regular adverts on DSTV. Millions of Nigerians
love this site because it delivers on its promises.
another great site for original electronics
products. In fact, Fouani is one of the major
distributors of LG products in Nigeria. This company
has been in business since 2011 and has been growing
in leaps and bounds. Fouani delivers its products
easily in different parts of Nigeria because they
have showrooms in most states in the country.
Shopping in Nigeria: The International Dimension
many reputable online shopping firms in Nigeria and
the list above is by no means exhaustive. However,
online shopping in Nigeria (the giant of Africa) is
not always a local affair. Nigerians can shop online
too. This is because Nigerians can use special
prepaid debit cards to pay for online purchases
outside Nigeria. Some of the most popular payment
options for Nigerians who want to buy products from
international shopping sites are the prepaid VISA
and MasterCards, GTPay (powered by GT Bank), Remita,
UBA U-Collect and Zenith Bank's GlobalPay. Note that
these payment options are not automatically
available to all account holders. In most cases,
these options have to be activated by downloading
the relevant software or by purchasing a token from
the bank that offers the service.
Nigerian Online Shoppers
international shopping websites are not available to
residents of Nigeria. For instance both Ebay.com and
Amazon.com have restrictions that make it difficult
(if not impossible) for Nigerians to buy goods from
these sites. In addition, PayPal.com only offers
limited service to Nigerians. These are serious
challenges but the good news is that Nigerians can
buy products from Aliexpress.com, asos.com and other
reputable international shopping websites. In any
case, Nigerians are not sitting around waiting
endlessly for Ebay and Amazon to lift restrictions
on Nigerian online shoppers. There are many
international shopping websites that are happy to
admit Nigerians shoppers. Besides, Nigerian online
shopping firms are doing brisk business all over the
Online shopping in Nigeria is alive and well. Many
locals firms in the country offer excellent service
and Nigerian banks provide great payment options.
With time, online shopping in Nigeria will grow even
bigger and this is good news for the country's
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