Buying and selling just got better in Ghana after the internet has made online shopping possible. The most interesting thing among all the good things we can say about online shopping is the convenience of shopping from home. It was quite difficult to shop online in Ghana some years back because there were no trusted online shops unless you want to buy from the international online presence like Amazon, EBay and the rest. Since those online market places are not in Ghana, there are complictions sometimes with their payment and shipping. Thanks to the internet and the fast growing technology, now there are a lot of online shops in Ghana. Ghanaians even find it difficult to choose which one to buy from. That is why we have gone through almost all the online shops in Ghana and have put together the top five based on trust ,range of products, payment mode, areas of delivery, and the ease of navigation through their sites.
Now, the top 5 online shops in Ghana;
The quickness of how items especially, the cheap priced ones run out of stock on Jumia.com.gh tells us the number of customers they have gained over the years through their diverse dedicated services and their somewhat good customer care. What makes them special is their wide range of products and their delivery to all the regions in Ghana.If you are in the Greater Accra Region, you might get your product delivered to you within two working days. The arrangement of categories and sub-categories of products on their site makes it so easy to navigate through. They also have other platforms like Jumia Food, a food delivery platform, Jumia Hotels, a hotel booking platform among others.
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Melcom was founded about 3 decades ago and still functioning effectively. Because of that, they have won the trust of many Ghanaians who have been shopping from them for some time now. After operating offline for decades, they decided to take their shop online and have succeeded in 2017. The fact that they base in Ghana and have been operating for so long means that you can trust them with your money. Just as we know them to be the shop of quality products offline, so they are online. They have branches in all the regions of Ghana which makes it easy to deliver items to you wherever you are in the country. Their prices really match their products and I am yet to hear or see a bad review of Melcomonline shop. “Melcom, where Ghana shops”.
Aliexpress is incredibly making name in Ghana because of its wide variety of products and being a retail oriented shop though Ghana is not its origin. The more reason why it is number 3 on our list and not it’s mother shop Alibaba is that, it is more of a retail shop than a wholesale shop and it is targeted at consumers unlike Alibaba which is more of a business to business (B2B) shop. Aliexpress has nothing like minimum oder quantity, it means you can buy only one product and have it delivered which is good for individuals who are just looking to replace an item. It also has friendly interface for easy navigation. Delivery can take up to 10 days or more which is understandable, location wise.
It is not a market place so it does not allow a seller and buyer to handle transactions. They handle the consumers themselves which enhances good customer care. It is a retail store with wide variety of products to choose from. It was established in Ghana somewhere late 2013 and therefore can be trusted. They have three ways of delivery; special delivery (GHc35), standard delivery (GHc15) or picking your product from any of their pick-up points. If you are in Accra or Tema and you purchase a product which costs above GH¢350, delivery is free. They also do nation-wide delivery through the post offices. Delivery time ; 9AM to 6:30PM from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 2PM on Saturdays.
An online shop which was launched not long ago but has started really well with their products ranging from fashion, appliances, tech among others. Their online portal is flexible enough to be used by shoppers. Superprice is getting better day in day out with good reviews from its shoppers. Their delivery is the only area they need to improve since they deliver to selected areas only. They also accept Mobile money payment which makes it easy to pay for products wherever you are in Ghana without the worry of not having a visa card or Master card.
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