E-commerce is promptly taking shape in Kenya. But with numerous cases of fraud, crafty online offers and troubles with returns, many Kenyans are still skeptical about shopping online. People need an assurance that they won’t get duped, and this is sometimes hard to provide in an online setting. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people in Kenya are quite resistant to home shopping.
Still, the benefits of shopping at a web store far outweigh the risks and disadvantages.
In the US, Europe and Asia, home shopping (online shopping) accounts for the larger percentage of all sales made. Kenya is in the forefronts of E-commerce in Africa, but more needs to be done.
Home shopping at a web store eliminates the needs for the hassle of going shop to shop looking for the electronics gadgets or other products that you are looking for. Most online stores also tend to be quite cheaper as compared to local stores. You get to choose from a variety and buy the product you’re looking for at the click of a button. In the following section of this blog post, we’ll focus on home shopping web stores that offer the best service and deals on electronics and a wide range of other products:
Jumia is a Nigerian based online shopping site that has been said to mimic Amazon.com, by establishing warehouses in 5 countries in Africa. If you are looking for more than just electronics, Jumia has a wide array of items, ranging from retail, fashion, and kids’ items. Delivery is within 7 working days, at affordable rates, with the customer having the option of making payment on delivery of the product.
A platform for individual merchants looking to sell their products online for free. Kilimall oversees the hosting of items by sellers ensuring they meet the set quality standards while sellers manage, customize their shop and products and follow up on sales. Its best feature is that you can order online and have the item delivered in less than 48 hours, if you are in Nairobi.
Best of electronics at affordable prices that you can’t find anywhere is one way of describing Kenabuy.co.ke. If you are on the hunt for an online marketplace for electronics at pocket-friendly prices, this is the place to start. Specializes exclusively in online sales, Kenabuy offers all manner of electronics from home appliances, smartphones, and digital cameras to motor vehicle accessories. Once your order is processed, items are delivered within 3days anywhere in Kenya at affordable rates. You might want to check our article on why you should buy electronics gadgets at the Kenabuy home appliance store.
Without an inventory of their own, Kaymu is an online based market that connects interested buyers and sellers, giving them a platform to buy or sell their products online. Here you’ll find different suppliers selling their electronics at their individual prices. Transactions are between the customer and seller of merchandise.
One of its kind auction store, bid or buy is an online store that is based on an online auction model. Sellers and consumers get to come to together and trade items by bidding for their best prices or buying at the fixed sale price. Apart from electronics, you can find almost anything on this site, with payment options depending on what the seller is offering. Unfortunately, there are no standard fees for shipping or methods of delivery, as sellers get to personally select their own shipping methods and fees.
- Shop IT
As the name suggests, Shopit is the one-stop shop for all your computing needs.Deliverytime limits is not set,once you pay for the product via Mpesa, your order is processed after which you get a confirmation of when to expect delivery. With a physical store to boot, you have the option of checking out an item before purchasing it.
With the exception of home appliances, this online market offers electronics that range from watches, smartphones to camera, and audio accessories. Electrohub offers free shipping, cash on delivery with the option of making payments via PayPal.
Bj’s is a physically accessible shop that is also available online, that focuses primarily on electronics ranging from home appliances, gaming, digital cameras and accessories and computing systems. With affordable delivery payment rates, Bj’s electronic shop’s modes of payments include MPesa, Paypal, Master card, Visa, and American Express after which your order can be processed. Delivery is usually done within a maximum of 5days.
If you are looking for an online shopping mall that’s more gadgetry than electronics, this South African wholesaler is your best bet. Shipping products from around the world, to mention a few, this store features gadgets for your home, bathroom, phone gadgets, sports and outdoor gadgets, health and beauty electronics such as massagers, toy gadgets for your kids, electronic cigarettes and even home security/ CCTV systems. With their type of stock, and shipments being absolutely free, you can imagine their prices are a bit high-end. Products are delivered via courier services, after payments are processed through services such as PayPal, 2Checkout and AlertPay.
These 9 home shopping web stores make a great place to start your hunt for top-of-the-line electronics products and other merchandise.