A lot of online retail stores/shopping sites have been springing up lately due to the increase in awareness and subsequently the interest that most Nigerians have begun to show in carrying out e commerce related transactions. While some of these E commerce based businesses focus on specific niches, some others are generally merchandised in their business model.
To help you in getting an overview of the inexhaustible list of Online retail stores/shopping sites in Nigeria, i have taken the pain to research some of these sites and other relevant site data that may be of help to you in making your decision based on the provided information and your personal discretion. Some of these sites though not so popular as the big boys in the e commerce industry , yet they offer great products on their retail stores as well as impressive customer support services and more importantly quick time delivery. Over the next couple of weeks i will be running a more comprehensive review series of each of the under-listed sites to provide more in depth information for visitors on this site. This review will take into consideration some certain factors . Be expectant !
P.S. If you have patronized any shopping site not included in this list and feel such site should be added to the list, feel free to comment and i will take it up from there. Thanks.
P.P.S Incase you have a user experience of any of these online shopping sites, please feel free to comment herein or shoot me a mail to ayodejicharlez (at) gmail dot com
Please note that this list is arranged alphabetically.
So here we go …………
1) Adibba.com Adibba Online Shopping Limited has a really great looking site that creates a wow impression to a first time user also with a wide array of products for customers ranging from original Soccer jerseys, groceries, home appliances, beauty and personal care to even automobile products.
With an interesting ease of website user navigation , users can easily navigate to the category of product they want to buy without getting confused. If you are the geeky or nerdy type who loves to read, adibba has a lot of books that cut across varied interests with some of Mandela’s books on sale . According to their site, if you purchase some selected data enabled phones you get some data bundles for free , thanks to their partnership with Airtel Nigeria. I noticed that a lot of web users always want to visit the FAQ section, this is missing ..hope dem go fit add am join. Also it will be nice if they can add the live chat feature so as to ease the stress that a potential customer might go through in making any inquiries.
Retail Site Information Facebook Fans as at Dec 2013: 3k7+ Twitter Fans: 1,200 Delivery destination : Nation wide Refund Policy : 7 days Contact details Website Address: Adibba.com
While carrying out My research, i came across Bakers world website and was really impressed. A brief look at the website will give the user a great idea of what the website is all about…Strictly cakes! It is very easy to join other e commerce businesses and it is another to deviate from the online shopping general merchandise by concentrating on a particular niche. That is what Bakers World confectioneries has done to carve a niche for themselves. If you are looking to buy handcrafted cakes online in Nigeria or the UK of all types and varieties ranging from cakes for all occasions – birthday cakes, wedding cakes, children’s cakes, valentine cakes, cup cakes, Seasonal Cakes and photo-cakes.
Retail Site Information Delivery destination : Nation wide Contact Details: Bakers’ World Limited 58, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos Tel: 01-8116259, 01-8429528,07029377017, 07036172102 E-mail us: sales (at )bakersworldcakes.com Website: www.bakersworldcakes.com
Do you want to Buy YAM online? Or Buy Am online? Definitely , if you are looking for a site to Buy Yam online, without a doubt i don’t think this will be the site to visit .But if you want to buy Am ; In this context, Am Refers to Varieties of goods offered from a wide range of merchants and a huge category of products. Be sure to visit this site as a lot of popular brands and dealers have their products ranging from electronics,kiddies, health products, diverse genre of books , men and women wears and so on.
On visiting the site, it is so easy to navigate and select any popular merchant that you are well familiar with. There is also a navigation menu bar that have been arranged in categories based on the product type which leads you further to other sub categories of similar products available on their site for sale. The option of a Live Chat available on their site makes it beneficial to visitors that have a question or two to ask before making any purchase. Those in Lagos can use the pay on delivery option to purchase their goods while they also offer Nationwide delivery to other states in Nigeria. I am a lover of quality Graphics simply because they usually mentally reflect the quality of Products being displayed for sale.This site has one of the best set of product display graphics that look appetizing to a visitor to the Facebook Page and/or website.
It would be recommended that a FAQ is added to the site to orientate site visitors in having a good understanding of how things work.
Shopping Site Information Facebook Fans as at Dec 2013: 52, 658 Twitter : 368 Delivery destination : Nation wide Contact Details Suite 3, 1B Omorinre Johnson Close Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria Tel.: +234(0)1 4600 800 E-mail: info (AT)buyam.com.ng
Do you want to Buy Now Now? What if you want to Sell Now Now!! Then be sure to click the next website link . www.buynownow.com is a online shopping site that can be of great use if you want to sell goods or services to prospective customers.
To be more explanatory ,buynownow adopts the middle man business model as they do not sell any goods but only provides an online platform to facilitate trade between other buyers and sellers. According to their website, Sellers can list the item for sale on the web site using the web based tools provided. The seller sets pricing information and provides a detailed description together with images for the item they are selling.Other users can then browse these items for sale and buy items they are interested in. Should there be a sale, the buynownow system arranges payment and shipment of the goods purchased or puts the buyer and seller in contact with each other and it is then up to the buyer and seller to conclude the deal between each other.
With about 200 vendors/Sellers and still counting, a lot of business minded Individuals have leveraged on the website’s tools to set up their personal stores online.
Shopping Site Information : website : www.BuyNowNow.com Mall Address EU12-19, Arena Shopping Mall, Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria Contact Numbers : 08180167015, 08033792075 Email firstname.lastname@example.org BB Pin: 25BC7A3C Facebook : www.facebook.com/buynownow Twitter @buynownow
Buy Right is another online shopping Site In Nigeria worth mentioning in this series.Located in Lagos And Port Harcuort,the selling point of this retail store in Nigeria is the fact that they specialize in selling some certain categories of household electronics and appliances. This online shopping site has in stock majorly Gadgets that range from Inverters and Deep Cycle Batteries, Voltage Stabilizers, 12 Blade Electric Fans, LED Floodlight, Energy Saving gadgets and Solar Powered equipment. Though with an active Facebook Page , it will be recommended that they improve on the quality of Graphics which are designed to display the products on offer for sale.
Shopping Site Information Facebook Fans as at Dec 2013 : 8,322 Twitter Followers : 89 Contact Info Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/www.BuyRight.biz PHONE 0803 2170 129, 0700BUYRIGHT (0700-2897 4448) EMAIL: sales (at)buyright.biz WEBSITE http://www.buyright.biz
There are a lot more online shopping sites in Nigeria . With the strong emergence of e commerce sites springing up by the day, the competition for dominance in this sector can only get fiercer and this will surely be an interesting show to watch by industry onlookers. Finally, this list of online shopping sites/ online retail stores is endless as i will be reviewing the rest of the pack over time in the next few posts of this review series. Do well to like, share and Re-tweet this article to create more awareness for the doubting Thomases. Definitely despite the current challenges , eCommerce is here to stay in Nigeria!
The next of sites to be reviewed include Circuit Atlantic, ChrisVicMall, Dealday, DaFunshop and DressRite Store .Do well to visit this site for them soon.