With the growth of technology in the country, internet usage among Nigerians has equally seen an upsurge. Over the years, social media and news portals have been successful at making more people embrace the internet, and in turn, leading them to explore the many benefits available online.
One of such benefits Nigerians are taking advantage of is online shopping. It has become easier to shop from the comforts of their rooms and offices, rather than going directly to an offline store. Individuals and businesses with offline stores are taking advantage of this trend by bringing their products online, and so can you.
Selling online in Nigeria is now easier than ever. It affords you as a business owner the necessary launch pad for your business and saves cost that would have been spent on rent. Selling your products online also allows you to provide better rates to customers, as overhead cost is reduced.
Here are 7 online marketplaces that allow you sell your products and reach millions of internet users:
The free online classifieds website provides buyers and sellers a simple hassle-free avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.
Sellers can post free ads with pictures, update their ads and get replies from real people, as all users of the site are required to register. Buyers can also call or send messages to sellers and leave a review when the deal has been accomplished.
The platform allows users to put up new and used products, jobs as well as services. A look at the Computers/Mobile phones category on the platform revealed that many of the Lagos sellers are located in the well known ‘computer village’, revealing how the platform has been embraced by Nigerians.
With OLX, user have opportunity to earn extra cash by simply posting items that they no longer use, giving buyers the opportunity to have them at an affordable price.
Konga Marketplace enables entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and business owners running any class of business to showcase and sell their products online using Konga’s reliable shopping platform, and at the same time reach wider audience and customers.
To begin, visit Konga HQ, create your store, list products and start selling.
GTBanks’s SME MarketHub offers an avenue for people to connect directly, buy and sell with much ease. It’s free for both the buyers and sellers, and you can list almost anything and everything.
The platform also provides both businesses and individuals alike the needed tools to trade online. Small businesses can create fully hosted online stores, add products and receive payment online with any debit card in the country. The site also provides some customizable look and feel features and different designs to choose from using simple DIY guides.
The platform allows business of all sizes to list their products and services. It has a high potential for brand exposure due to the more limited number of items that go on display per time, putting your brand/products in a better spot for potential customers.
Products on DealDey are offered at a reduced price.
To sell on DealDey, you need to register on the platform as a merchant, pass the simple and straightforward verification process, upload your deal and start selling.
Mobofree is an online marketplace with a social twist. It connects social network with board of classifieds that allows meeting new people, building own communities and selling, buying or swapping itemsf with community members.
The platform allows negotiating online via chat or private messaging, sending more photos of items via direct messages as well as checking background of buyers or sellers.
The MoboFree technology platform makes buying and selling online easy for any user with any device. Aside using PCs and smartphones for online shopping, old feature phones with small screens can also be used to access the platform.
VConnect started out as only a local search engine and information service provider in 2011, but has now evolved into a complete online marketplace where people can find, buy and sell goods and services.
Registered sellers get a storefront where visitors see their inventory and purchase products/services with ease. The platform also provides a number of services to increase visibility for sellers.
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