Top Ecommerce Platforms in Kenya

Kenya’s vibrant ecommerce ecosystem has had a steady growth over the last few years especially among small and medium-sized businesses. While the number of online shoppers is increasing, the number of ecommerce platforms is also increasing to meet the growing demand. The following is a list of ecommerce companies in Kenya from where you can do your online shopping or sell your stuff online in Kenya.

Jumia

Jumia is one of the largest ecommerce platforms in Kenya. It sells everything under one roof including mobile phones, men’s and women’s fashion, laptops and computers, furniture, kitchenware, mattresses, groceries, etc. If you want to cut down on costs while shopping at Jumia, target when they have flash sales, Cyber Mondays, or Black Fridays. You are also guaranteed of getting exactly what you ordered. You can decide to pick your order at a selected Jumia pickup station or have your products delivered to your doorstep. It is also recommended that when buying items, especially electronics, first check the seller’s rating and the number of items sold. This will help you to know how genuine the seller is.

Kilimall

Kilimall provides online selling platform in Kenya where merchants use the platform to host their shops. The products you can buy here include baby products, clothing, home appliances, books, phones, computers, shoes, etc. While customers are allowed to pay for goods on delivery, at Kilimall, you are required to pay before shipment. To save on costs, take advantage of their promotions and check out for their flash sales.

Jiji Kenya

Jiji, formerly known as OLX Kenya, is a popular ecommerce shop in Kenya. Users are allowed to post free ads and get buyers faster. Here, you can buy and sell cars, phones, furniture, bags, shoes, clothing, kitchenware, foodstuffs, and electronics. It also offers second-hand items.

Pigiame

Pigiame is one online shopping platforms in Kenya that offers both new and second-hand products. It deals mostly with electronics and vehicles. The platform is keen on security and quality of products. The Pigiame team has gone an extra mile to verify vendors and buyers are advised to buy items from verified vendors. To ensure quality products, the team thoroughly reviews the products and the only products allowed for sale are those that pass Pigiame’s high-quality standards.

Cheki Kenya

Cheki is an ecommerce website in Kenya established in 2010 to advertise cars. Buyers and sellers showcase a wide range of high-quality cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles. The platform does not sell cars directly, but offer an advertising platform where sellers will showcase their vehicles. Cheki is also functional in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria.

Chandarana Foodplus

Chandarana Foodplus is one of the top online grocery shops in Kenya. It offers a wide range of fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh pastries, dairy products, cheese, meat products, pet food, wines and spirits.  It also offers household items, health and beauty products, electronics, baby items, and more. Foodplus is a preferred online grocery store due to its high-quality products and low prices.

Sky.Garden

If you are a vendor without an ecommerce website of your own, Sky.Garden is the platform for you. Products available on Sky.Garden include electronics, home appliances, furniture, clothes, phones and accessories, and more. Signing up to the platform is free and their delivery service is fast (they have a same day delivery plan). Unfortunately, Sky.Garden sells its products at very high prices. To get affordable rates, take advantage of their frequent promos and compare prices from different sellers within the platform before picking the most affordable.

Avechi

Avechi ecommerce website in Kenya offers a large selection of gadgets including smartphones. The platform also offers various types of shipping options like global shipping for international products, bulk shipping for bulky products, and express shipping for products to be shipped in between 3-4 hours. To save while shopping on Avechi, take advantage of their special launches and their promos. Avechi also covers South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda.

Naivas Online Supermarket

Naivas is one of the largest online stores in Kenya where you can find stuff like home appliances, kitchenware, baby products, oil and sauces, fresh food, health products, office equipment, cleaning items, books, furniture, and more. Naivas also gives you a chance to earn points every time you shop with them but you can only pay through M-PESA. They deliver products 7 days a week from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

Masoko

Masoko is an online trading platform owned by Safaricom. It focuses on selling phone devices and internet accessories that can be delivered to your doorstep within 3 hours. Alternatively, you can choose to pick your products at a selected point. Masoko is well-known for their durable and long-lasting products. Their only downside is that their products are expensive. However, you can take advantage of their occasional promotions or check out their ‘SUPER DEALS’ page to save more.

Final Thoughts on Top Ecommerce Platforms in Kenya

The numerous ecommerce platforms in the country have made shopping convenient since you can shop anytime from anywhere. However, the growing number of such platforms makes it challenging when it comes to choosing the right online store to buy from. It is best to check their rating and customer reviews online before you decide on a platform.

Daisy Neema is a graduate of Chuka University. She is a prolific writer and researcher and has an interest in finance. She also loves writing about businesses and startups.