This article reviews the popular online shops in Kenya.
The growth of internet usage in Kenya has boosted the number of online shopping sites in Kenya because people enjoy browsing to purchase products or get discounts on available items.
Some online stores are specific, while others are generalist, selling anything from groceries, books, and clothes to beauty products, sports equipment, and even software.
Let’s get started.
Popular online shops in Kenya
Here is a list of the top online shops in Kenya:
Mita is a new online shopping platform that offers various items such as groceries (cleaning solutions, toiletries, chilled drinks, and fresh fruits), homeware (small appliances like blenders and juicers), cosmetics (body lotion, skin care creams, and sunscreens), and even electronics (mobile phones and accessories). They also offer bulk orders of most of their products for business purposes.
Mita.co.ke is a Classified marketplace that only connects sellers to buyers. It does not get involved in selling or shipping products directly to the customers like other online shops mentioned in this article.
Kilimall is one of the largest online shops in Kenya. Launched in July 2014, Kilimall offers products that span various categories, including Phones, Computers, Clothing, Shoes, Home Appliances, Books, healthcare, Baby Products, personal care, and much more.
Kilimall allows business people to open their stores on the site and sell their products through the platform. Most sellers on Kilimall operate via a Dropshipping Model. Your order and the products are shipped into the country from manufacturers in China.
3. Jumia online shop
Jumia is Kenya’s leading online retailer, selling electronics, books, apparel, and other items. It was created in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2012 and has since expanded to many African nations, including Kenya.
The largest Multi-Vendor eCommerce Platform in Africa. Jumia’s Marketplace offers a wide range of fashion, Electronics, and Lifestyle Products at the best prices online.
This is the Gikomba of home appliances, electronics, and smartphones. If you are looking strictly for home electronics and appliances, then Avech.com is the go-to place.
5. Suave Kenya
Suave Kenya offers affordable and durable custom-made bags, backpacks, and Totes. This is a go-to place for your tailor-made bug if you want to stand out in college, office, or event.
6. Mamamikes online shop in Kenya
You can buy anything from goats and airtime to supermarket vouchers. You can even pay electricity bills through Mama Mikes. This site is a favourite of people in the Diaspora (watu wa majuu) for surprising and gifting their loved ones in East Africa.
Dakika online rebranded itself to Shopit and is the newest online shopping retailer with affordable electronics, Mobile phones and tablets, Office and School Stationery, and power and Electrical products.
Shopit is Kenya’s most extensive online electronics and computer store. It has high-quality leading brand products ranging from Mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers, netbooks, tablets, and LCD televisions.
Shopit is a renowned authorized dealer of brands such as Toshiba, Acer, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, hp, Dell, Microsoft, TP-link, Kaspersky, D-link, and more.
Cheki.co.ke is still the leading Kenyan car site and has crossed the border over other East African countries. You can Sell, Buy, or Import New and Used Cars through Cheki. The site is easy to navigate, making it fast to get what you want.
9. Mimi Online Store
The Mimi collection store is where you will find various styles and trends tailored to suit your tests, needs, and preferences.
Stock ranges from formal, classic, and sophisticated clothing to give you a youthful and trendy look. MIMI offers excellent quality merchandise at an exceptional value.
Buy and Sell for free! That’s the Jiji.com slogan. Jiji is a jack of all trades! You can sell and buy anything you like at a negotiable price; it’s the only online shopping shop that allows you to bargain for a commodity.
It operates the same as mita.co.ke, an online classified website where you place ads for the products you want to sell, and those looking to buy will contact you via phone or email.
10. Electro Hub
Electro Hucies is what a candy store is to male kids. They are more focused on home and office automation by providing Audio and Visual solutions.
Solutions for your home or office. In stock is everything from tires, speakers, and watches to phones. Payment is by either Mpesa or Airtel Money.
Facebook is… let’s say Mamayao! (godmother). Groups and pages are specifically created to cater to a particular niche, making the search for goods and services more accessible. You only need to join a specific group and ask for the specific product you are looking for.
12. Whatsapp and WhatsApp Groups
Whatsapp group offers a peer-to-peer kind of online shopping where a specific group member may sell their merchandise. This is an excellent way to small since it enables one to build a customer base.
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