The deficiency posed by big supermarket chains in Nigeria necessitated the establishment and operations of online grocery stores in Nigeria.
These large chains of supermarket lack enough branches all around the states of the federation, that has made investors take the opportunity presented by that gap to launch online grocery stores in Nigeria.
Online shopping is not a new trend. The adoption of online shopping has increased the need for eCommerce.
And, with the less time involved in shopping through these online stores, it also has reduced people the stress of going to the mall to purchase groceries or food items.
Ordering items online is quite necessary, as super busy people can also shop from their convenience.
While this new trend of shopping online became rampant, other physical shopping malls have restrategized ways on how to adapt to the new ways of satisfying online shoppers.
Based on a report made by Research and Markets in 2015, they opined that the Nigerian grocery retail market was the second-fastest growing in the industry in the African continent.
The demand for Groceries
Just like vehicles need fuel to function, Humans need food in other to survive. Groceries generally have high demand, people cook every day, and over 180 million Nigerians stock their kitchen with different foodstuff and other beverages.
While some buy groceries to solve immediate needs, others purchase in large bulk to be able to stay afloat during rainy days.
Due to this, more online and physical grocery stores have saturated the market.
In this review, we would be paying attention to 5 online grocery stores in Nigeria, in no particular order.
Mart.NG is situated in Abuja and is satisfying tons of grocery shoppers in the city. It offers free shipping on orders made above #39,000 and also a 100% guarantee on customers having their monies back if delivery conditions are not met though, there are certain terms and conditions attached.
Mart.NG does not allow for payment on delivery, they encourage payments through debit cards, they deliver groceries the same day, customers can order online through their website and their area of coverage is Abuja.
My Foodyshop deals mainly on fruits, vegetables, and other local foods with a possible discount for shoppers who buys items in bulk.
Residents of Port Harcourt should take note of my foodyshop as they are positioned to ease the stress associated with shopping in a traffic-prone city like Port Harcourt.
One major problem that this grocery store has is, when a customer orders any food item after 3 pm, it gets delivered the next day.
Jumia, Nigeria’s giant in eCommerce and retails provides a wide range of services or products for its customers but they are more focused on groceries and essential household items.
Previously, customers pickup orders at nearby warehouses but they have upgraded to delivering at the customer’s doorstep.
Jumia has sales agents that is always available to receive calls from customers who cannot access their digital platforms.
These agents aid customers in making purchases, while payments are made on delivery or the sales agent can as well help to complete the transaction online.
Jumia’s coverage is Nationwide, you can order through their website or through their mobile app.
The delivery fee depends on what is bought and the distance; therefore, it is flexible.
They accept payment on delivery through Jumiapay or point of sale (POS).
EasyShop EasyCook services limited
This store has its coverage in all parts of Lagos. Shoppers can make orders online while dispatch riders get those items to them on the same day or the next morning.
They deal in foodstuff, do not encourage payment on delivery as they accept transfer or debit card payments.
Their customers are always advised to check their goods to make sure it is delivered in good condition.
Mile 12 Online Shopping
With this platform, online shoppers can place orders for fresh foodstuff and vegetables. They cover all parts of Lagos and you can order through their website or through Whatsapp.
After they have confirmed your orders, delivery is made same day. They do not allow for payment on delivery but they accept bank transfers.
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