The emergence of online shopping sites in Nigeria has caused a paradigm shift in the shopping style of many Nigerians. A large percentage of Nigerians now prefer online shopping to traditional shopping, and the reasons are not far-fetched. Online shopping is fast, stress-free, and cost-effective.
According to a report by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the e-commerce sector is expected to contribute about N1trillion, to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of 2018.
We can deduce from this report that as e-commerce continues to expand, more Nigerians will eventually become active online shoppers. Interestingly, many companies have seen this handwriting on the wall and have launched their online shopping sites in their hundreds.
In this post, we shall take a look at some of the top online shopping sites in Nigeria. The sites have been arranged according to web popularity, as there is insufficient data showing the volume of business they transact or the amount of revenue they generate.
Therefore, we would take a look at what each of these online shopping sites has to offers. Hope you’d enjoy it.
Top Online Shopping Sites in Nigeria: How they Rank
1. Jumia Nigeria
Unarguably the biggest e-commerce platform in Africa, Jumia also occupies a revered position among online shopping platforms in Nigeria. On the Jumia website, you will find different kinds of products in different categories such as groceries, fresh foods, cosmetics and skincare products, electronics, mobile phones, home appliances.
Every year, Jumia celebrates her anniversary with special discounts on a wide variety of products. Apart from their special deals and offers which are announced daily, Jumia also creates special offers on notable occasions such Black Friday and the ongoing Jumia deals for world cup.
Although the Konga group have had a rough patch in the last few months, they are gradually bouncing back to their best. With the acquisition of Konga by the Zinox group and the subsequent merger with Yudala, reports have it that Konga is in contention for the largest e-commerce group in Africa.
The e-commerce space is definitely experiencing the stronger version of Konga with its new robust look and great payday deals. Konga offers free shipping rates for certain items and they also have flexible payment methods.
In 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) crowned Payporte the e-commerce company of the year. And they have affirmed their worthiness for this title ever since, growing from strength to strength in terms of expansion, service delivery and support for local businesses.
One of the special attractions on the Payporte website is the ‘Pay small small’ feature that allows buyers to spread payment for up to 60days on any product. The main categories of items on their website are the food store, women fashion and accessories, men’s clothing and accessories, kid’s fashion, perfumes, phones and accessories, home & Kitchen, and electronics & gadgets.
Kara is no newcomer when it comes to online shopping in Nigeria. They boast of one of a massive collection of inventory at some of the best prices. This is partly because they allow individuals and local businesses to list their products on their website.
One thing to fancy about Kara is their quick delivery, with DHL and FedEx partnering with them. Another visible feature on their website is the live chat which helps you to get quick assistance from their customer care department.
5. WebMall NG
Launched in 2013, WebMall NG prides itself as the multi-merchant platform that helps merchants to succeed online. They have a list of merchants on their main web page with a link to their respective stores.
If there’s one thing that buyers would love about this website, it’s the fact that they get to enjoy discounts and get charged after delivery when they use their MasterCard for payment. Other benefits of shopping from WebMall include their cyber deals, excellent logistics service, and flexible payment options.
6. Deluxe Nigeria
Deluxe Nigeria is definitely poised to redefine the local online shopping landscape. From electronics to furniture, phones & tabs to computing, fashion & sports to automobile & tools, and many more, deluxe is definitely the store to visit for great deals.
They accept payment on delivery on Lagos orders only. They also provide free delivery within Lagos on orders above N500,000.00. Quite impressively, deluxe has an up-to-date blog which focuses on product reviews, nutrition tips, news, and sports.
UK2Me is a dropshipping website that helps online shoppers in Nigeria to source products from UK & US stores. The owners of this website are based in the UK and this makes procurement and shipping easy. Actually, they have an express delivery logistics company that handles the delivery to Nigeria within 3–4 working days.
For any product you’re buying through their website, they have a list of several UK and US shops that you can buy from. Payment is supported by Interswitch, MasterCard, Verve Card, and QuickTeller.
Bentigos is one of the top online fashion stores for men and women in Nigeria. No gadgets, accessories, electronics and home appliances. Just fashion items and accessories.
One thing that would impress you with their website is its simple outlook and layout. No complex designs and confusing interlinking of pages. The menus are arranged in such a way that you can easily locate what you’re buying.
9. Mall for Africa
Mall for Africa is another cool dropshipping website that makes shopping from abroad less daunting. They give you the opportunity to shop from a large collection of quality items that are sold by over 250 top e-commerce platforms worldwide.
One of the advantages of shopping through the Mall for Africa platform is that you get to discover some of the top online shopping platforms. Isabela Oliver, boohoo, ASC, Kohl’s, FeelUnique, Shoeaholics, Ann Taylor, Sephora, Nordstorm, and Wallis are names of brands many people might not have heard of before now. But they’re right there on Mall for Africa and you can buy their products.
They also have an app that makes shopping experience fun and it is available for download on App Store and Google Play.