There are many online stores around, but there is a begging question on the best online stores in Nigeria?
Having made so long an article on how to create one and some important information, you should have no problem in understanding what online store is.
Trust could be an issue when an individual or company is yet to earn it from you because of that, I am here to help you with making a good judgment based on my experiences with them.
I have dealt with good numbers of online stores over the years, both within Nigeria and outside the country. In my experience, I have found out that there are things which appear real but are not.
Therefore, I will only select the best online stores in Nigeria.
1. Jumia Nigeria
Inarguably the number one online store if you ask me. No wonder, it was the first online shopping site that comes to my mind.
Jumia Nigeria has long been in the business for several years and remained the most successful e-commerce site in Nigeria. They have a great collection of gadgets, phones, tablets, electronics, cosmetics, phone and PC accessories clothing, foodstuff and almost everything you can think of.
It is unbelievable at first when I heard they even go as far as dealing in automobiles and ready-made foods which can be delivered quickly when you order for it. The ready-made foods are for some selected regions.
The good thing about jumia is that they operate in all states in Nigeria but delivery could take longer except you are living in Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, and Abuja.
There are about 4 delivery schedules on jumia. If you do not plan to wait a while, buy items with jumia express.
The main essence of choosing jumia express is to have your packages as a priority. If you are staying in Lagos state, you can have it delivered on the same day depending on what time you made the order.
Ibadan, Abeokuta, Abuja and Port Harcourt will get it in not more than 4 days. Other states will have to wait for 4-6 days to have their items delivered to their doorsteps.
I have used Jumia several times and I can assure you that you are in good hands plus your money is safe and secured. If you have any issues with your orders, don’t hesitate to contact them, they have decent care agents who reply quickly.
Omg, I almost forgot Jumia Black Friday. I always look forward to that period because you can get up to 99% off the price. Never been lucky with that 99% but I have seen people getting phones half the price or more lower than the original prices.
It will be down to your grit, quickness and Mr luck has the most role to play. Maybe or maybe not, if I stick around, I might get to pay as low as N4000 for the next generations of premium smartphones as Samsung and iPhone.
- Customer care line: 01-8881100, 07006000000, 01-2772367
- Head Office Address: 11 Commercial Avenue, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.jumia.com.ng
2. Konga Nigeria
Jumia may have the nod over Konga, yet we can not deny the growing influence Konga had when they were out.
They started in the year 2012 and gave jumia a run for their money. Things took a different route when Jumia improvised, thanks to the many resources they had.
Put them together, Konga are not far from behind. When you check their products, you have almost everything that jumia has in their list including automobiles and industries. Have Pay on delivery like Jumia and secured payment systems for customers.
Unfortunately, Konga do not offer SHIPPED FROM OVERSEA feature. You make use of jumia global if your products are not within or use make use of international online stores like aliexpress, ebay, amazon, bangood and several others.
Following the acquisition of Konga by Zinox Technologies in 2018. The Giant also went for yudala but this time to be run under Konga.
The acquisition was a step towards closing the gap between them and jumia. It was in 2016 that I had my first experience with yudala when a phone was sent to me.
Guess what? It was sent through DHL and I was not even in Lagos that period. You only get one chance to impress me, they took their chance and boom, they really did. Since then, I always refer them to anyone who needs their products.
Nothing has changed though, just the same set rules that guide employees, working alongside Konga staffs for the purpose of achieving the same goals.
Konga remains second to jumia and one of the best offline and online stores in Nigeria with a wide range of products to choose from. I have used the e-commerce platform several times and their speed of delivery is unbelievable fast.
- Head Office Address: No 24 Isaac John Str., Ikeja, Lagos.
- Email support: email@example.com
- website: www.konga.com
Not many have heard about payporte. How do you go for something you have not heard about?
It is by reading reviews, follow trends and ask those who have come across or used it. I understand that it can be really difficult especially that payporte is not a household name like the popular jumia and Konga.
Not to worry, they are really professional and trustworthy as I have used their service before.
Aside from the e-commerce platform where you can make your purchases and then wait for delivery, they also run offline stores where you can walk in and purchase whatever you want.
With payporte, instead of waiting for a day or more for your products, you can just quickly have it on the counter. I will say that it is pretty fast.
I have seen a few of their outlets in Lagos and Abuja. The buildings are always massive with several products on display. Electronics, Phones, Accessories, Clothing, Cosmetics and whatever you need are available in their physical offline shopping stores on the completion of payment using cash or debit card.
- Customer care line: 09060005347
- Head Office Address: 2 Agadez Crescent, Wuse, Abuja.
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.payporte.com
4. Slot Nigeria
Slot is one of the few shopping sites with a big influence in Nigeria. Its popularity soared across every state in Nigeria due to their product lines, mostly smartphones.
Mobile phones have become part of us; due to that, customers are always looking for where they can buy original and durable phones.
Remarkably, Slot Nigeria had offered to be the catalyst for that, providing quality mobile phones and accessories. They also sell electronics like AC, Washing Machines, Televisions but they are mostly known for mobile phones.
Slot Nigeria offers both offline and online shopping experience to their customers and also have excellent cell phones repair technicians who you can count on when your device goes wrong.
- Customer care line: 07005000050
- Head Office Address: 2b Medical Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
- Email support: email@example.com
- website: www.slot.ng
5. Parktel Online
Do you want quick delivery when you purchase online? Parktel is so good at it. The online shopping site sells inexpensive and quality mobile phones, power banks and with effective transportation to make delivery fast.
It has been around for some time now and we can say it is one of the best online stores you can count on.
Do you wish to get an item you have always wanted but you are on a low budget at the moment, parkelonlone also offers you a way out where you can buy the phone and pay later.
When you see a company like ParkTel Online registered on that Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Nigerian Communication Commission, then you should know they are planning to stick around for long.
At Parktelonline, it is not just online store, they also provide an offline locations where you can walk in and get any brand of smartphones or items you are interested in. This rules out the possibilities of having to wait long for your items to arrive.
- Customer care line: 08084667600, 08098597005
- Head Office Address: 8a Otigba Street, By Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos state.
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.parktelonline.com
6. Kara Nigeria
Kara is one of the best online shopping sites for your household items, phones, laptops, storages devices, printers, scanners, servers, multimedia and accessories, automobiles, tablets and many more.
Royal Trust Technologies use kara as its trading name to help deliver quality and cheap products to costumers.
This was made possible through effective cooperation of the local and international producers and as well the edict that guides the operations of the company.
Kara is a Yoruba language which means “Lets Buy”. Their core of operation is based in Lagos but they have the resources to have products delivered to you anywhere in Nigeria.
- Customer care line: 08153572966, 07044913736
- Head Office Address: No 7 Balogun Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, Lagos State.
- Email support: email@example.com
- website: www.kara.com.ng
Killimall has been around since 2014 in Kenya, but set up their trading center in Nigeria in 2016, and that is four years after jumia and Konga set the pace as the leading online shopping sites in Nigeria. It offers both online and offline retail services.
Despite the fact that Kilimall is not in the same league with the likes of jumia and Konga but one can not stop talking about their arrays of products, efficiency and their aims towards becoming one of the top online sites in Nigeria.
Home and office appliances, electronics, baby, kids and toys, computer and accessories, phones and other items are all available on webmall.
You can make your order from anywhere with special delivery fees.
- Customer care line: 0907 806 000
- Head Office Address: Isheri 100213, Omole Phase 1, Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.kilimall.ng
8. Olist NG
If you are living in Nigeria, no matter which region you are from or currently in, you must have heard about Olist.
Olist Nigeria is one of best spot to market and buy things very cheap, a classified site that aims to bring buyers and sellers together.
Do you have an item you do not want again and want to sell or you discovered you bought a wrong product?
Olist is the fastest place to sell your item and get paid instantly. Unlike other online stores mentioned, there are no payment systems for buyers. Your cash is not tied anywhere, you negotiate your own deal and with no third party claiming a certain percentage.
On Olist, you can either buy or sell depending on what is at stake. There is no need for a stringent protocol before selling items on the classified site. Everything is made easier with Olist.
However, there is a need to take caution when dealing with anyone you are meeting. Olist always advise that meeting should take place in public, don’t send money or items in advance and be wise enough to discern quickly when things are not right.
Moreover, there are much to gain on Olist ng if you are smart enough. I have gotten an item for N30,000 only to have it sold the second week for N40,000. The N10,000 profit really helped a lot. That is on the old olx though, you can apply the same on olist nigeria.
It is the best place where you can buy an item for even half the price but be sure of what you are getting. It also has a vacancy and services section.
There are lots of clone smartphones being sold online. Someone once tried to sell a fake iPhone 5, thinking I will fall easily to the scheme. What he did not know is that I had a lot of experiences with smartphones.
If you do not have understanding of how things work on classified sites, find someone who knows everything about this marketplace.
Make use of Olist for your buying, swapping or selling of items (Old or new) as it is the one of the most used classified site in Nigeria.
- Phone number: 08098353535, 09094353535
- Email support: email@example.com
- website: www.olist.ng
9. Jiji Nigeria
Jiji is a direct competitor to Olx, a marketplace where everyone could meet to buy, exchange or sell products they have no need for again.
It is a place where you can exchange for your item quickly either in cash or another arrangement. Jiji is not just about electronics, clothing, shoes, home and office appliances and others, you can also search for jobs on the platform and offer your services on the platform
As good as the classified site is, one also needs to be able to use his or her wits when things are beginning to look suspicious.
Be calm, observe and never rush deals and never allow anyone to rush you. Fraudsters use this a lot to pull you off your game. If he is not willing to be patient with you, let go.
It is better to lose a deal than later discover you have been given an inferior goods or paid in fake currency.
- Head Office Address: 6 – 10 Olubondu road, Ipaja, Lagos.
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: www.jiji.ng