Online Shopping Guide in Kenya
Being a new thing, there is a lot of sceptics on the quality of products offered on this online shops.
Our Online shopping guide will help you avoid mistakes that will make your online shopping experience terrible here in Kenya.
Alladin (World of Brands) is a Kenyan owned online shopping platform in Kenya. They deal with Kenya made clothing. If you are looking to ditch you second hand cloth dealer, Alladin is your best bet. They have all family clothing (children, men and women) both official and casual wear. Clothes range from as low as Ksh.300.
Their discounts are up to 50% and you can be guaranteed of quality Kenyan made apparels.
You can make an order and pick it at one of their shops or have it delivered to you at home or a pick up location.
Availability: Countrywide Delivery
Smartphone, Computers and Electronics
In this field Jumia is arguably the leading. The caveat is finding a trusted vendor. Not all sellers on Jumia deal in quality products. When searching for a gadget, make sure you find a branded product.
Let’s say you are looking for a Lenovo desktop computer. Once you see one you like, look just right below the brief description of the product before the listed price of product. You will see something like this “Brand: Lenovo: Similar products from Lenovo”. This shows that the product you are buying is of a particular brand.
Many individuals are not keen and end up buying “Generics” and cursing Jumia for selling fakes.
Jumia sells both new and refurbished products. Take note the condition of the product before ordering.
It is advisable to buy only branded products to avoid disappointments.
Jumia has same day delivery within Nairobi whenyou choose Jumia Express products. The rest takes from 3 to 5 days to deliver for local orders. Items being sourced from international vendors might take more time.
Availability: Country wide delivery
Cameras, photo and video equipment
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While the film and photography industries in the country are still evolving, access to proper filming or photography gear is still a problem in the country. However, Cameras Africa is trying to bridge this gap. Cameras Africa is like B&H Photo Video operating in the US.
Cameras Africa stocks many types of photo, video, broadcast and cinema cameras cutting across all budgets. it also sells computers and camera/computer consumables.
Availability: Walk-in store in Nairobi, Countrywide delivery
It is always important to read a detailed product description to make sure the product you are buying is what you intended to buy. Pay attention to product specifications like sizes, colours, brands etc.
Do you feel we left out an important platform? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below.
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