ABN – African consumers can now purchase items and have them delivered locally from North American and European shops courtesy of Mall for Africa.
The online mall allows its African users to shop on North American and European retail websites.
Website founders Chris Folayan and Tope Folayan said: “The concept of the business is based on the need to provide a seamless, easy, secure and efficient way for Africans to shop directly from international stores.
“They can select the items they want and with two clicks have the items purchased and shipped to them in Africa.”
The website offers a no-fee neutral brand reloadable web card payment system to customers, which allows them to purchase goods from international stores.
Customers can chose from the door-to-door delivery or pick up point option for the delivery of their items.
Mall for Africa CEO Tope Folayan said: “We pretty much built what I believe is the world’s first virtual mall.
“Foreign companies usually don’t accept individual transactions via local credit cards but because of Mall for Africa, they now do.
“What Mall for Africa does in this regard is to act as conduit between the online shopper and the merchant in more than 80 shops in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.”