How to buy and sell things online in Nigeria

The growth of internet technology in Nigeria has enabled people to be able to buy an item and sell any product quickly and easier. One of the benefits of the internet is that it has facilitated so many online platforms such as (news portals, social media, classified ad sites) to explore the opportunities of online shopping.

If you have ever shopped online in Nigeria, you would concur that it is quite easier to buy online from your homes and offices rather than buying in a mall, market or an offline store. So many businesses, SMEs and startups have exploited the advantage of online shopping to sell their products and make more sales and profits from it.

Selling things online in Nigeria shouldn’t be difficult for business owners. With the existence of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even search engines such as Yahoo and Google; it is becoming easier to reach out to your customer to sell your products and services. The money which would have been used to rent a shop could be spent on putting your online and advertising it on the internet.

In this article, you would be able to know how you can buy and sell your own products in Nigeria. Through this post, you will get examples of sites and online platforms to buy and sell your things online.

First and foremost, before you can be able to sell online in Nigeria, you will have a product. You can sell anything you wish to sell, new or old, you can get a buyer who would be interested in it. If you have a product already, you can look for good online platforms to sell your item.

  1. Jumia

Jumia is one of the leading eCommerce websites for Nigerians to buy kinds of stuff online. Currently, they created an alternative for you to be your own boss by selling your products on the site. Jumia is a trusted online alternative for Nigerians to buy any products of their choice ranging from fashion, electronics, phones, and other appliances.

  1. Jiji

This is a classified ads website that enables buyers and sellers to make payments for the exchange of goods and services in Nigeria.

Jiji is completely free to use as sellers post pictures of their old pieces of stuff and products and get replies from real people who are interested in the product. For you to sell on Jiji.ng, you must create an account and register on the platform.

  1. SME MarketHub

SME MarketHub is an initiative of the GT Bank which creates an avenue for buyers and sellers to connect directly and trade with ease. SME MarketHub is completely free to use even when it provides premium tools for trade online.

  1. Social Media

Lastly, social media is a good way to buy and sell your things online in Nigeria. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram can be used to sell and buy any product online. You can post pictures of your things for free and share it with your friends and groups, also, you can create a custom Ad and reach out to more customers on social media.





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