I hate shopping. In particular, I dislike spending hours searching for a single item, and I feel that I am not a particularly good haggler. Thus, I became one of the biggest devotees to online shopping. In this post, I decided to list some of my favorite online shopping sites in Kenya to turn you hopefully into one too.
Online shopping has grown rapidly over the past five years. You can now buy almost anything online; electronics, clothes, art, ebooks, phones, household appliances, furniture, etc.
In Nairobi, most of these shops can make fast deliveries, and I often receive most of my orders within a day or two.
Jumia is still, without a doubt the largest online shop in Kenya. The site has one of the biggest selections of mobile phones, tablets, computers & laptops, women’s fashion, men’s fashion and more.
An excellent alternative to Jumia. They have a wider range of items, and cheaper alternatives from China.
A fashion retail shop.
Formerly Kaymu, Jumia market can be best described as an online marketplace. Any seller can join and sell their products on the site. This makes it one of the best sites to find anything even the rare and hard to find items. I was able to find kitenge and kanga suits on the site.
This is an e-commerce website based on an internet auction and online marketplace model allowing individuals and businesses to trade with each other.
You can use Cheki to find new and used cars for sale.
I use Chinabuy to purchase electronics, fashion, home and garden appliances from China. Contrary to popular belief, you can find very high quality products from China at very decent prices.
Sometimes, I prefer to shop from online USA an UK and it is much easier than I initially expected.
Vitu mob will deliver products purchased from all leading US and UK sites such as Amazon and Ebay which usually don’t deliver to Kenya.
The website is similar to Vitu Mob and it offers direct e–retail solution enabling retail purchases directly from any United Kingdom retailer. Shop from ANY U.K retailers from Kenya with UKDUKAS. over 1.5 BILLION items to choose from (Amazon, e-Bay, Newlook, H&M, Next, Argos, Zara, M&S, ASOS, ALDO, BHS, Topshop Debenhams Boohoo. Pay in KSH with MPESA receive your items on 10-14 working days FREE collection in Nairobi.
Besides providing a very reliable UK and US shipping service, the site also provides a free UK address for customers to receive their goods from online UK and US shops. This is for customers in Kenya who shop online with UK shops like eBay amazon Argos ASDA TESCO and need their purchases to be delivered to Kenya.
Mamamikes sells Clean Energy Products – Buy or send solar lamps, clean cook stoves or home solar lighting systems online.
Exclusively for mobile phones.
Very similar to Jumia.
Online shopping mall in Kenya, High Quality products online shop at low affordable prices.
This is the best online shop for a wide selection of books by African authors.
Buy ebooks online in Kenya.
Foodplus is run by Chandarana supermarket. Through the service, you can buy fresh food, food cupboard (food for storage), snacks, meat products, wines and spirits, health and beauty products and toiletries.
Jumia Food presents an online platform where people can easily order food online and have it delivered to them in no time. I have used the service once in the past year, and the service was very decent.
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Another real estate listing site.
Shop for paintings, clocks and other home decor items.
A word of caution. Be careful when making purchases from new and unknown online shopping sites. Always use Mpesa/Cash on delivery to make your payments.