It is no longer news that we are in an era where buying and selling online is becoming the norm not only in Nigeria but globally, this is called E-COMMERCE. As a small business owner, it is high time you start considering having a strong online presence where you can sell and showcase your product or service to a much wider audience.
You might be considering launching your own e-commerce website, the question then becomes how will customers find you online? But as a small business owner looking to gain a reputable presence online, it is economical to use the platforms of some successful e-commerce giant in Nigeria, and when you gained enough audience for yourself online you can launch your website.
With the recent increase in e-commerce stores in Nigeria, getting people to buy your product online is no longer an issue. The question now is where and how do you sell these products or services online. So today you will go on a short trip with me as I will show you some reputable sites you can sell your products or services online as a business owner or entrepreneur. With no preference, here’s a list
1. JUMIA STORES
You might have heard about JUMIA on every digital platform. It is one of the biggest e-commerce stores in Africa with lots of products available for consumers to buy online which was established in May 2012, it is considered to be Nigeria’s version of amazon.com.
It creates a platform for small businesses to sell their products to customers online with ease.
Jumia has become very popular in Nigeria and Africa, even beyond the shores of the continent which was rated by Amazon’s Alexa as the most visited e-commerce store in Nigeria.
You can sell all forms of products on Jumia such as toys, electronics, baby products, mobile phones, furniture, home appliances, and others.
HOW TO REGISTER ON JUMIA
- Log on to https://www.jumia.com.ng/sp-marketplace-vendor/
- Register as a vendor by filling the vendor registration form
- Complete the dedicated training session for new sellers and become an e-commerce expert in minutes.
- List more than 5 products and start selling.
Also known as one of Nigeria’s online megastores founded by Sim Shagaya that allows small business owner to sell their products to consumers online.
With a large customer base by allowing other merchants to sell their products on the Konga website, this will give your product the right exposure and gives some value to your brand.
Just like the Jumia marketplace, Konga allows the small business owner to list their varieties of products and sell online such as drinks, groceries, computers, beauty products, household appliances, smartphones, and so on.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Firstly, you need to log on to Konga.
- Sign up for a Konga seller account and register your store with a unique store URL.
- Create your products, give your own price, and make them available for purchase.
- From your seller dashboard, manage your orders, choose your preferred shipping method, and receive sales proceeds.
Note by: To open a seller account on Konga, a membership fee will be required for you to sell on the platform.
A silver plan which costs N1,000 monthly, allows you to list up to 10 items each month.
A gold plan which costs N2,500 monthly allows an unlimited number of items every month.
In addition, a commission fee will also be charged ranging from 1% – 18% on each product sold.
3. JIJI NIGERIA
An online classified website in Nigeria that allows posting of free ads and get buyers for real fast. It is a good platform to showcase and sell your products or services to a much wider audience.
Jiji enables the possibilities of buyers and sellers coming together to meet and exchange items with ease. You can also offer services and seek jobs offer for free.
HOW TO SELL ON JIJI
- Visit JIJI official website
- Create an account by clicking on the SELLER button at the top right corner of the page, then follow the necessary instruction.
- Upload your products and wait for Jiji officials for approval.
- After your product or services have been approved, then wait for buyers to call or chat you up.
It is absolutely free to sell on Jiji…
An online print store in Nigeria that renders printing services such as graphics design and print business cards, flyers, mugs, t-shirts, and other printing services online and delivers it to the customer’s doorstep.
Printivo is an online marketplace that allows graphic designers and print service providers to make money online by selling their graphic prints and design to customers all over the country.
You upload your design and texts to their print products and you earn 15% of the value of the products each time a customer makes you of the design.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Visit Printivo website
- Click on the sell on printivo icon beside the search bar
- Fill in your information in the registration form
- Click on Register
- Then follow any other instructions ahead
5. SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is now a great market ground for any business as it offers an interesting source for acquiring new customers, increased leads, strengthens the relationship with customers, and grow your business.
As a new or existing business, you can utilize the power of social media to sell your products and services to potential buyers as it is an active forum for millions of users on a daily basis.
More brands are making use of the opportunity social media has created to promote their brands, engage with customers and new leads, increase website traffic, and reach out to a wider audience. These platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and others.
Social media can be your first starting point to generate potential buyers as a new business.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Log on to any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Create a social media business account on any of those platforms you wish to start with to promote your brand
- Fill in your business details and follow the necessary instructions
- Start posting your products
- Share your page with friends and the audience.
Social media platforms are free of charge for business owners to promote their products except you want to use a paid or sponsored advertisement
Service to promote your brand faster to a wider audience within a short period of time
6. OLIST NIGERIA
Last but not least on this shortlist is OList, is a free trusted online marketplace in Nigeria and free online classified ads listing website designed specifically for individuals and businesses to advertise, market, purchase or sell goods and services. Buying and selling on OList is easy and stress-free.
HOW TO REGISTER
For a free consultation, contact us today at Netwalkers NG an Ikorodu – Lagos based web, app, and digital marketing agency.
Having followed me through this short and interesting trip of knowing about the reputable sites you can sell your product or services. So now you can go to any of these sites that better suit your brand, Register, start selling your product or services and make more money.
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