I remember few years ago when it was almost impossible shopping online In Nigeria either because there weren’t functional online stores, credit/debit card issues or online safety/security issues. Fast-forward to 2015 and here we are with a lot of functional online stores and retailers.
I’m not completely lazy when it comes to shopping in physical stores but remembering some years back particularly 2008-2009 when I would visit almost all the fashion stores I could find in my city barely finding any of the fashion pieces I liked or make a hitch-free transaction with my then GTB MasterCard, let alone shop online within Nigeria and get my delivery on time. What is the Trend Now?
Now, I would rather sit back and enjoy the benefits of shopping online from the comfort of my bed and getting them delivered to my address. The good thing about online shopping for the-not-so-lazy people like me that don’t have the energy and patience to visit a lot of different physical stores is that there are online shopping communities/marketplaces where you can buy almost everything you need. For example the popular ones worldwide like Amazon, EBay, Etsy and Aliexpress, Kaymu which is currently active in 16 African countries, Hellofood that lets you buy food online, Supermart(although not a marketplace) that sells groceries and so on.
Who’s with me? #TeamOnlineshopping, Anyone? Have you ever been frustrated searching for an item in physical stores and finally ended up purchasing it online, share your experiences in the comment section!