An Online shopping platform which was created by Nigerians who studied in the United states, MallforAfrica has opened an office in Nairobi. With that, they give Kenyans access to US and UK stores directly with over 8.5 billion items for sale from over 150 US and UK stores from top retailers such as Amazon, Carters, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, Topshop UK, Barneys, Footlocker, Sports Direct, M&S.
It is good to know that Africans would never forget home. No matter how far away they are, they still have their own way of paying their dues to the continent,or country that brought them up. This could be the motivation behind the launch of MallforAfrica. The platform was launched in 2013 by Chris and Tope Folayan, two brothers who grew up in Nigeria and attended college in the United States.
Speaking on the newly opened store, the MallforAfrica Country Manager, Kenya, Naomi Konditi says that ‘’A growing number of Kenyan consumers have been ordering goods through our platform and it makes sense for us to set up our second base in Nairobi. More Kenyans are becoming Tech-savvy and are increasingly shopping online, however, there is still a growing challenge to get genuine international products locally, or to get a payment platform preferred by majority of Kenyans.
“Our platform makes it easy for one to purchase goods from a store of their choice and have it delivered to their doorstep within 15 working days. Additionally customers can easily pay for their goods through local payment solutions including Mpesa,’’ added Mrs. Konditi-Kivuvani.
She went further to say that “We are going to revolutionize the e-commerce space in Kenya, with a safe, reliable and cost effective service to access international high quality products”. Currently, they are present in West Africa, UAE and the Caribbean and the launch in Kenya is set to meet the growing demand for its services in the market