3al.com is also a self-service tool that will help businesses set-up their online stores, upload their products and interact with potential consumers. Buyers can then pay using FirstEConnect, a gateway for major cards in Nigeria deployed by FirstBank and have their goods delivered to their doorsteps.
According to the Head, Technology and Services, FirstBank, Mr. Akin Fanimokun the Social Commerce portal will be a meeting hub for businesses and SMEs who wish to showcase their services online; shoppers who desire to buy goods at discounted prices and Individuals who love interacting and networking with friends and loved ones from all locations in Nigeria and globally.
“The portal is the first of its kind in the industry, combining the power of social media and eCommerce. It offers businesses access to display their goods and services on the web at no cost to them; retailers and buyers can comment on items displayed as well as have live interactions with merchants on particular goods and services.” he said
Mr. Oladapo Okupe, the CEO of 3AL Limited is also glad about the partnership and said the portal will totally revolutionize retail business in Nigeria & Africa enabling consumers to interact with merchants efficiently and in a secured manner.
“As a proudly Nigerian initiative, 3AL Limited is excited with this opportunity to assist in the growth and empowerment of businesses and we are proud to have FirstBank as a strategic partner in empowering Nigerians to grow their businesses, reach their goals and achieve their dreams”. He said.