African Prospects Indicator (APi) is the first ever report of its kind in the world. Released this week by Nielsen, APi is the culmination of 18 months of information collection and analysis into a ranking of sub-Saharan African countries...
By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2015 09:22
Nigeria is not "business as usual" for new entrants to the market - but for global e-commerce providers there are many opportunities...
By Robin Philip 19 Nov 2013 14:50
Nigeria has been experiencing a boost in online businesses due to the massive surge in m-commerce. The rise in mobile phone traffic to online stores is incited by the overall trend of social media...
20 Jul 2015 14:06
LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...
30 Jun 2015 12:41
The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...
3 Jun 2015 15:05
Companies and individuals trading in the food industry, pharmaceutical and medical industry, and the cosmetics industry should be aware of the laws in Nigeria...
8 May 2015 10:22
Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online, becoming the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell their products.
By Lilian Mutegi 9 Feb 2015 09:41
According to IT News Africa, MoboFree.com, a social marketplace with a strong presence across Africa, is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria.
27 Oct 2014 07:35
A new startup, Buywela.com, is aiming to become the "Google for e-commerce" in Nigeria - simplifying the online shopping experience...
15 Oct 2014 10:45
The MoboFree technological platform is reportedly making buying and selling online easy for all African users - not only via PCs and smartphones, but also via older/feature phones.
18 Aug 2014 11:17
PriceCheck CEO, André de Wet, and MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, Pieter Verkade, have jointly announced a second co-branded app deal, this time for Nigeria.
Issued by PriceCheck 23 Jun 2014 10:03
Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.
13 Jun 2014 07:30
Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29
Online businesses are said to be accelerating in Africa. Building an online shop and presence is described as a great way of reaching out to many customers across the continent, and more specifically throughout Nigeria.
10 Mar 2014 07:32
MoboFree raised significant growth funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) in order to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra through new offices in East Africa and for marketing investments.
12 Feb 2014 16:12
India's first mall management company, Beyond Squarefeet, is to manage 'Ado Bayero Mall', described as the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano, northern Nigeria, and the largest mall in the country.
5 Feb 2014 10:08
Nigerian e-commerce firm Jumia has won the best Online Retail Brand of the Year award at the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) Awards.
By Paul Adepoju 31 Jan 2014 09:58
Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.
24 Jan 2014 10:22
Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.
By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55
Broll Nigeria says that despite Woolworths canning its three-store pilot project in the country, citing a mismatch with the consumer and climate, this should not deter South African retailers from profiting in Nigeria.
13 Dec 2013 12:26
Africa is characterised by huge diversity in payment methods and preferences, which means every region or country needs to be approached as a distinct market. Anybody who tries to do e-commerce in Africa offering only global payment methods is setting up for failure.
By Peter Harvey 31 Oct 2013 12:11
According to a report on Yaga Entertainment via ValueWalk, retailer, Walmart, is planning on opening up at least 90 stores in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years.
26 Aug 2013 11:09