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E-Commerce Surges In Africa But Trust Remains a Big Challenge

Over the past few years, Africa has witnessed the growth in e-commerce. Businesses both large and small have adapted e-commerce either wholesomely or in...
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All the Buy Now Pay Later Options Available in Kenya Right Now

The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Industry has been steadily growing in the country. The key service offered by the industry aims at providing...

Kenya to Launch KOMEX Platform to Boost E-commerce, Digital Trade

The Connected Kenya Summit 2023 has since been completed, but there are some key highlights that were made at the show, most of which...

40 Percent Digitization and A Look at Kenyan Businesses During the Pandemic

A study done by e-commerce platform Glovo has shown that retailers and restaurants in Kenya are facing major difficulties due to the cost-of-living crisis,...

Ecommerce Fraud in Kenya Goes Up 42 Percent Compared to 2021

E-commerce is a big thing in many economies, including Kenya, because it allows shoppers to access products and services from the comfort of their...

After Full Acquisition, Lipa Later Promises to Retain Sky.Garden’s Staff

E-commerce appears to be catching up in Kenya, but not all players have been successful at it. That has not stopped them from expanding...

Ex Jumia Staff Launch Kapu, an Ecommerce Platform for City Customers

Ecommerce is a big business in Kenya, but not many companies have had success with it. Still, they continue to offer services to Kenya...

Troubled Sky.Garden Lives On Following Acquisition By Unknown Buyers

More than one month ago, we gathered the e-commerce platform Sky.Garden. which links up electronics merchants to buyers in the same way Amazon works, was...

Sky.Garden To Survive If It Gets an Investor This Month

Startup and eCommerce site Sky.Garden is closing shop following a detailed story first published by TechCrunch. Sky.Garden, which is no stranger to local online...
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Isiolo County Traders Go Digital Following Launch of e-Commerce Platform

More than 400 traders in Isiolo County are set to access new customers courtesy of the e-commerce platform made possible through an EU Funded...

Mucheru Orders Closure of Unlicensed Ecommerce Platforms

The last time we learned something about the National Addressing System (NAS) was about two years ago. At that period, the CA announced that it...

Ecommerce Platform Mzizzi Rebrands to Anzili With New Product Offerings

Ecommerce platform Mzizzi is now Anzili. This is part of the company’s progress as it evolves and scales to meet the demands of its customers...
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China’s E-commerce Industry Employs More People Than Kenya’s Entire Population

  China has released statistics of their e-commerce industry and as expected, it is one huge industry in the country. E-commerce transaction volume in the country...
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Beating the Competition: E-Retailer Gadgets Leo Promises Two-Hour Smartphone Deliveries at Attractive Fees

E-commerce company Gadgets Leo promises original devices, efficient delivery and reliable after sale services for their smartphones sales.

Goby is the New Platform That Aims to Make E-Commerce Easier for Merchants

Goby ecommerce app targets small merchants and sellers to provide an easy to use platform to manage online sales from a smartphone.

Nairobi County to Tax Businesses Selling on Online Platforms

A couple of weeks, the nation’s taxman the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) revealed a plan to tax sellers who use social media platforms to...
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This is Why Your Android Phone Isn’t Scoring You Loans

The growth of mobile loans in the local market has seen tremendous leaps as new institutions dive into such businesses to reap the benefits...
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Kenyan Retailers Yet to Master Preparations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Locally, we are accustomed to Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, which happens to be one of the busiest days for shoppers, retailers and e-commerce sites....

Online Payments in the Kenyan Context: Challenges and Prospects [Part 2]

Cash on Delivery and Mpesa Still Preferred Online shoppers in Kenya over Cards for Fear of Being Conned.

Kenyan Sellers, Among Other African Retailers Set to Benefit from MallForAfrica-eBay Partnership

Back in May 2017, MallForAfrica, an online shopping platform entered the Kenyan market after successful launches in West Africa and the Caribbean. The ecommerce...
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Jumia Market Launches the ‘Instagram of E-commerce’ Moniker As Distinguishing Factor from Competition

  Jumia Market, which was previously known as Kaymu (an online marketplace founded in 2013), is part of Jumia Group. Jumia Group was formed to...

E-Commerce Platform, MallForAfrica Enters the Kenyan Market by Setting Up A Shop in Nairobi

MallforAfrica, an online shopping platform that has more than 8.5 billion items for sale at over 150 U.K. and U.S.-based retail stores has finally...

Online Payments in the Kenyan Context: Challenges and Prospects [Part 1]

This is a continuation to my previous article online payment systems in Kenya. With E-commerce, it automatically creates a perception that the transaction is mostly...

Kenyan Classifieds Underdog Pigiame Bets on Quality and Safety in Battle for Customers

E-commerce has been one of the fastest growing sub-sectors in Kenya and it continues to attract different players in this space. From those providing...
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Shopping Cart Smackdown – Magento vs WooCommerce vs Shopify

Setting up a selling website, and searching for shopping cart software, where should you look?

Twitter terminated their e-commerce development to focus on their core business

It has been an organic progression by social networks to add ecommerce capabilities due to the fact that people find a way to sell...

Jumia sees surge in E-commerce in Rural Kenya with electronics as fastest selling Commodities

E-commerce has been growing in the local market with players such as Jumia, Olx and Kilimall leading in the market. The Communications Authority of...

LIVELUVO: On Making A Digital Village

Village. Sounds old fashioned right? Something only our parents and a number of us know all too well from experience. However people like me,...

What Social Media Has Done For E-commerce in Kenya

E- commerce. This is no longer a new word to us. It is everywhere we look these days, both online and offline. Online shopping...
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Facebook Leads Other Social Networks in E-commerce

In the pursuit of monetizing their platforms, social media platforms have seen the need to delve into  e-commerce in a bid to leverage on...

Best Shopping Portals for Consumers in India

Do you shop regularly from online shopping portals? Or you do it occasionally, during the festivals such as Diwali or Christmas? If yes, then in...
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Is This The Alibaba of Kenya?

The rapid increase in the number of internet users and the attendant increase in the number of online shoppers nowadays as opposed to shopping at physical stores attest to the fact that technology is ever evolving.

The Pros and Cons of Digital Wallets

As more people adopt a digital wallet purchasing method, you might wonder if it's something you should do too. Is it safe to store...
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NationHela Card, Pros and cons

Just like any service or product out there, you will always get the good or bad things about each. NationHela Card is one such product. Basically,...
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Tools Your eCommerce Business Can Use to Increase Your Effectiveness

Google has been trying to increase its presence on the web even further by offering additional tools and resources. While most of these are...

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