Online shopping platform MallforAfrica has opened an office in Nairobi, to 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, Bloomingdale’s, J. Crew, among others.
According to MallforAfrica Country Manager, Kenya, Naomi Konditi-Kivuvani during the official launch of their offices in Nairobi, ‘’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
MallforAfrica is already live 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. With an office in Kenya, MallforAfrica aims to expand across the region fast. South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are the leading countries in online shopping in sub-Saharan Africa.
Launched in 2013 by Chris and Tope Folayan, two brothers who grew up in Nigeria and attended college in the United States, MallforAfrica’s customers place and pay for their orders through the company’s web or mobile App. The customers then pay for the goods directly, after which the items are delivered to a MallforAfrica warehouse in the US or UK. From there, the company ships the merchandise to Africa. Customers can opt for home delivery, or to pick up their products at MallforAfrica’s experiential Centre at the Mirage in Westlands, Nairobi. The entire process takes 10 to 15 days.
Consumers can easily go to our website www.mallforafrica.com register and begin their shopping experience. ‘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’ Naomi Konditi-Kivuvani