There is no denying that technology has branches that are still growing in different directions and one of these brought about online shopping sites in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Let us talk a walk down history lane. Michael Aldrich originated online shopping in the year 1979. Tim Berners-Lee was said to be the creator of the first World Wide Web server and browser, making the history of the internet so interesting.
The commercialization of the internet was reported to have happened in 1991, hence, the birth of e-commerce.
Amazon, although not one of the online shopping sites in Nigeria but a referred online shopping store, was reported to have started operations online by selling of books in 1995 (they sell virtually everything, now).
Paypal was launched three years later, and 2001 shed light on amazon mobile services. 11 years later, online shopping sites in Nigeria emerged.
List of Online Shopping Sites in Nigeria
Online shopping is the buying and selling of goods on the media or internet. The almost accomplished online shopping sites in Nigeria are not the only bracket referred to when discussing online shopping.
The simple advertising and sale of that product on your WhatsApp status, Facebook news feed, and Instagram feed falls in the category of online shopping.
Some of the best online shopping stores in Nigeria in terms of service, excellence, coverage and popularity include the following based on Alexa rankings:
1Konga Online Shopping
Konga was founded by Sim Shagaya in the following month after Jumia began operations, July 2012. It is the leading online shopping store in Nigeria and you can visit via: http://www.konga.com
Konga has stayed on the list of top online shopping sites in Nigeria for many years as it offers retail online sales on electronics, health care products, personal care products, etc.
According to Alexa Rankings, Konga.com ranks the 43rd website In Nigeria as it also makes our list of top 21 popular and most visited blogs in Nigeria.
2Jumia Market Nigeria
Jumia is also a leading online shopping site in Nigeria. In June 2012, Tunde Kehinde & Raphael Afaedor founded the Africa Internet Group, which is now referred to as Jumia.
Jumia offers sale on fashion and style items, books, electronics, home appliances, etc.
It has been reported to have brought the first black Friday sales to Nigeria and it sits at the 213th website in Nigeria according to Alexa rankings. Visit Jumia’s on www.jumia.com.ng.
SME market hub is GTBank’s own e-commerce platform. Just like other online shopping sites in Nigeria, SME Market Hub offers online sales on fashion items, groceries, etc.
This ecommerce site is a free online platform to discover, buy, sell, and connect. Based on rankings on Alexa, SME makethub ranks 260th website in Nigeria.
It offers wide variety of products at very affordable prices…I mean for the upcoming rich ones like us our size dey there…winks. Visit SME market hub via https://www.smemarkethub.com/
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Dealdey is the fourth on my list of online shopping sites in Nigeria as it ranks 469th website in Nigeria according to Alexa. You can visit via https://www.dealdey.com.
This eCommerce platform was launched March 2011, where deals for various items are made. This online shopping store in Naija does not offer payment on delivery (oops).
Yudala is another one among the numerous online shopping sites in Nigeria that offers online retail sales of phones and tablets, kitchen appliances, baby products, sport fitness, wines and spirits, computers and accessories, etc.
I remember the welcome music used when Yubdala launched their shopping website, it was melodious. Based on Alexa Rankings, this site holds the 1,022nd position in Nigeria.
Not quite long, Yudala merged with Konga and all orders will be taken on Konga. That ranking, I’d say is not bad. If you still visit Yudala online shopping platform, you’ll be instructed to visit konga
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Kara is another online shopping platform that cannot be exempted from the list of online shopping sites in Nigeria and it ranks the 1,109th site in Nigeria.
It offers online sales of home and office electronics and appliances which include refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. Visit Kara via www.kara.com.ng.
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Yes, my list still continues featuring online shopping stores for phones and gadgets.
7Payporte Online Shopping
Payporte, the proud sponsor of the just concluded Big Brother Naija Double Wahala 2018, has also made it to our list of top online shopping sites in Nigeria as it ranks 1,119th site in the country.
Just name it; anything you want can be found on Payporte’s eCommerce website. It offers sales of household electronics, smart phones, clothes, fashion items and accessories, etc.
Visit Payporte online via https://www.payporte.com/
Obeezi is one of the shopping online sites in Nigeria that offers online sales of clothing, fashion and style accessories, colognes, etc. at competitive prices.
Its platform is designed in a way to make online shopping in Nigeria easy and convenient for its customers. Please visit www.obeezi.com to experience cool shopping online.
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Fouani was founded in the year 2001 as a consumer goods company but it did not take long before developing into an electronics distribution company.
It is said to be the sole distributor for LG electronics and it has made our list of online shopping stores in Nigeria that offers free delivery.
Fouani, according to rankings from Alexa is the 2,239th website in Nigeria. Visit this platform via https://www.fouani.com/Home/ for more.
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Gloo also cannot be exempted from the list of online stores in Nigeria. It is an online platform that exclusively offers online sales of groceries and it ranks 3,973rd website in Nigeria. Visit Gloo’s website via this address: https://www.gloo.ng/
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Although founded in Kenya in the year 2014, Kilimall is one of the shopping online stores in Nigeria. It is even said to be ranked among the top 5 in Africa.
Currently, based on rankings on Alexa.com, Kilimall sits at the 14,467th site in Nigeria. Please visit this site on www.kilimall.com.
Parketel has also made my list of the shopping sites in Nigeria that offers online sales of phones and other gadgets.
It ranks the 15,035th site in Nigeria and features major brands like Samsung, HTC, Tecno, Nokia, LG, Blackberry, etc..
It also delivers for free to customers within Lagos. It has an option of Rencredit facility that allows you to buy a mobile device and pay later. Visit https://parktelonline.com for more.
More Online Shopping Stores
Nigerians have been reported to shop more online than any of the other sub – Saharan African countries.
A study also revealed that increased internet access, more affordable data costs; improved network connectivity has aided the growth of online shopping sites in Nigeria.
Sitting on number 13th on my list, this online shopping platform is one of the online stores in Nigeria launched in 2013. Webmall offers online sales of laptops, mobile phones, other gadgets, sneakers, toys, pet foods, etc.
It also offers two options of payment on delivery or bank transfer. Currently, this site ranks the 15,753rd website in Nigeria. Visit www.webmallng.com for more.
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Mega Plaza is one of the online shopping sites in Nigeria although not Nigerian by origination. Its history dates as far back as 1992.
It offers wholesale and retail sales on home and kitchen appliances, phones and computers, sport and gym items, etc. It ranks 17,183rd website in Nigeria. Check out www.megaplaza.ng for more.
15Dress Me Outlet
This name might appear familiar to some and might not, if you know you know. DressMeOutlet is another online shopping site in Nigeria which can be visited via www.dressmeoutlet.com.
It offers online sales of “high – quality fashion products”, sales of health and beauty products as well. It ranks 21,225th site in Nigeria according to Alexa.com
Escapade is one of the eCommerce websites that claims to be “the fastest delivery online shopping store in Nigeria”. The website is www.escapadeng.com.
Escapade allows for online shopping in Nigeria in different product categories which include laptops, electronics, office supplies, etc.
It also offers sale of specific used items and features only top brands. Escapade is the 32,129th site in Nigeria according to Alexa.
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Fashpa is another one on my list of online sites for shopping in Nigeria. This online store offers online sales of “African inspired” fashion items and it ranks 34,771st site in Nigeria.
A size guide is also available on this online platform to help a customer get his/her size for a product as goods cannot be returned upon delivery.
Fashpa is ”a combination of technology, modern design, and African craftsmanship” – Visit www.fashpa.com to get products of your choice.
Cheapest Online Shopping Sites in Nigeria 2018
Online shopping provides a wide range of options of products and their prices, including the opportunity to window shop in any of the shopping sites in Nigeria.
You can window shop for as long as you want without getting the “somehow” looks darted at you if you were doing that in offline stores.
The point is, what is cheap for one potential buyer may be expensive for another. So, with individual difference being a major factor here, I guess you’ll be the one to tell which online shopping site in Nigeria is cheap or expensive.
List of Online Shopping Sites In Nigeria (Summary)
No one said online shopping is bad, evidence is the numerous online shopping sites in Nigeria and the reported benefits they have brought along with them.
The increasing number of online shopping sites in Nigeria can be said to have increasing bad and good experiences of customers. It makes one wonder if all is a scam or if these victims actually caused their predicaments.
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Especially in the areas of not getting exactly what you saw, there is no sugar coating the fact that pictures hype things, with the right lightning and angle, an ugly looking something can look beautiful but my question is didn’t you read the description?
Diji lamented bitterly of getting the exact opposite of what he read and saw online, claiming he read the description thoroughly. Hmm. This makes me wonder was there a mistake somewhere? Or was it a deliberate scam?
Well, I really cannot answer all these questions because as we have the bad experiences so also we have good testimonies.
No one knows it all; share your views with us and possibly these online shopping sites in Nigeria can see these and put necessary measures in place or victims might learn and do right what they did wrong.
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