We live in an e-commerce era (not just in Nigeria but globally), and small business owners need to consider having an online presence that enables them to sell and showcase their products to a much broader audience.
Even though a majority of you may want to start by launching your own e-commerce website, the major question will then be how customers will find you online. As a small business, it is more economical to ride on the backs of successful e-commerce giants in the industry, and when you have built more than enough audience for yourself online, you can launch your own website.
There are hundreds of e-commerce websites in Nigeria. Here is a list of the top 10 most reliable e-commerce websites in Nigeria in 2018.
Jumia is one of the most popular e-commerce websites in Nigeria. Jumia Nigeria, established in May 2012, is 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.
Nigeria’s online Megastore was “borne out of the desire to deliver with speed and precision so that you would never have to worry about accessing your needs and wants at your convenience.” It owns large warehouses stocked with goods and is strategically located in Key cities such as Lagos, the capital Abuja, and Port Harcourt to ensure swift and efficient delivery.
Konga also allows small businesses with various products to sell and showcase on their website. Click here to learn more about selling on Konga.
Launched in September 2014, PayPorte has since thrived to ensure it caters to a wide demographic that ranges from the youth to 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 broader audience. These businesses have access to customers, great logistics coverage, and the opportunity to excel in business. Click here to get started.
SLOT Systems Limited is the leading retail company for affordable and durable mobile phones, computers, accessories, and various types of Electronics. Over the years, SLOT has become a household name for affordable and durable phones, accessories, and laptops for all classes of people in Nigeria.
SLOT has a solid online presence via its website and social media platforms combined with nationwide physical retail outlets across the country.
Kara.com.ng is one of the top online stores in Nigeria, visited by thousands of people daily, 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.
Printivo is Nigeria’s most popular online print shop. Printivo is an online print provider that provides its customers with 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, the Printivo store is a marketplace for print designs online.
Founded in 2014, Jiji. ng is a fast-growing Nigerian free online classifieds 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.
Obiwezy enterprise was launched in January 2010 with the great mission of being Nigeria’s home of pre-owned gadgets such as smartphones, computers, smartwatches, iPads, and accessories. It offers its customers a tremendous opportunity to buy quality used phones with warranty support and another opportunity to help customers swap their used phones for new one.
Obiwezy helps its customers by offering repair, advisory, and after-sales services to meet all their major gadgetry needs.
Ajebomarket, founded in July 2013, is unarguably one of the leading online fashion stores for men in Nigeria and has a clear vision of becoming the best in Africa. It is premium products are for both teenagers and adults.
When you think of anything fashionable for men, maybe clothes, watches, shoes, or bags, then check Ajebomarket and make your purchase.
Kusnap is an eCommerce store connecting millions of buyers and sellers nationwide, free of charge. Kusnap uses a simple approach of snap-to-sell and chat-to-buy with a fantastic user experience. These are some of the products you can sell; kitchen wares, backpacks, smartphones, tablets, electronic/phone gadgets and accessories, computers and accessories, toys and children’s games, fashion items, and lots more.
With a commitment to convenience, diversity, and secure transactions, these platforms have redefined how Nigerians shop and interact with products and services. From fashion and electronics to everyday essentials, the top 10 e-commerce websites highlighted in this article offer a gateway to a world of choices at the fingertips of consumers. As these platforms continue to evolve and innovate, the future of online shopping in Nigeria looks promising, offering a seamless and dynamic retail experience for all. Even If you are looking to launch your own website the Nigeria market is big to accommodate other innovating ecommerce business.