The E-commerce wave is rapidly moving over Africa in recent times, albeit with its problems. Africans are generally not fond of buying items online due to fraud and trust issues. However, modern technology is making this trend attractive to the young generation, and the adoption is quite impressive.
Today we’ll take a look at some of the top Ecommerce sites in Ghana. We’ll consider two main things for each platform:
- Delivery options each provides
- Source of items
This list is in no particular order or preference. Let’s dive in.
Jumia is by far the most popular Ecommerce website in Ghana. They sell items in almost all sorts of categories ranging from electronics to baby products. It has come to be the most popular Ecommerce site known by many Ghanaians. Jumia’s vision is to revolutionize the shopping experience in Africa.
“The delivery time starts from the day you place your order to the day one of our delivery associates makes a first attempt to deliver to you.”
– Jumia Delivery
Source Of Items
Most of the items on Jumia are from local businesses that are referred to as Merchants. Some of the items are however shipped from abroad. Such items have a “Jumia Global” tag on them.
Have you shopped on Jumia before? What was your experience like?
Zoobashop is a Ghanaian-based online shop promising the best deals on electronics, home appliances, fashion, and accessories. They offer the aforementioned products, all under one virtual roof.
Zoobashop.com currently delivers 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday), to addresses in Accra and Tema.
Delivery occurs between 09:00AM and 6:30PM, Monday through Friday, and 09:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturdays.
Orders with a total value under the value GH¢ 350 will attract a delivery fee, depending on the customer’s choice of delivery. All orders above GH¢ 350 would be delivered free of charge, but would unless otherwise stated, be treated as Standard Delivery.
– Zoobashop Delivery
Source Of Items
Since it’s a Ghanaian-owned platform, all its items are locally based, unlike Jumia that imports some of theirs.
The Hubtel mall was launched less than a year ago but has received massive adoption from users. Hubtel has some of the best deals when it comes to electronics from big brands like Samsung and Nasco. If you are ever out to shop for a new phone, try Hubtel mall. Chances are you’ll get a great deal.
Hubtel handles all its delivery through its own in-house delivery service – Hubtel Carforce. Being able to control the delivery means we’re able to fulfill our 60-minute delivery promise to users. It’s the first online shop that guarantees that when you order a box of pizza, you’ll get it while it’s hot.
– Hubtel Careforce
Source Of Items
Hubtel signs up businesses that own stores, on the mall. This means all the items in the mall are from local businesses. This gives users the best quality items only.
Have you shopped at the Hubtel mall before? Try out today at hubtel.com/mall
You can also download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Caution: This is not your average long list post (of delivery services). If you want an actual long list of delivery services in Ghana, check this page by GhanaYellow: They do a good job of listing all the major delivery companies in Ghana.
I’m here to introduce Hubtel’s own delivery service called Careforce. Sounds familiar? No? Read on then
Now consider this scenario: An Ecommerce platform that handles its own delivery service. Sounds pretty much like a well thought-out plan. And it is!
The catch here is this: deliver to the customer in 60 minutes or less.
When you shop on the Hubtel Mall, you get your items on the same day – within 60 minutes. Amazon has something similar called FreeSameDay but works a bit differently. Plus it only works for selected items and locations.
This is the power of the Hubtel Careforce – a network of delivery agents within an area close to where you shop from. Any business who has products listed on Hubtel has access to this fast delivery service.
What this means for you as a business is that, you get to focus more on selling while Hubtel Careforce takes care of all your delivery needs.
If you are a buyer, you get the assurance of getting your items within 60 minutes of purchasing on the Hubtel Mall.
Give It A Spin
Time to do some shopping!
Bulk SMS Services In Ghana
Bulk SMS is a must for any business looking to reach its customers faster. When you want to send messages to customers and even leads, SMS is your first best option.
Hubtel provides an easy way for you to send messages online using just your browser. Our online portal for messages (Notify) is a simple interface that anyone can use to send messages to their leads and customers. It also comes with an option to personalize your messages.
2-way messaging is also a feature that we support. You can use this to send messages and get replies from your recipients at any time. If you need USSD service in addition, you can refer to this guide on how to get one. With a USSD code service, your customers can interact with your business regardless of the phone they use.
Ready to sign up for our bulk SMS service?
Visit hubtel.com to create an account now.
Once you log in, click on Notify. This is the bulk SMS service you will use to send all your SMS messages
First, you need to top-up your Hubtel credit and purchase an SMS bundle.
Once you are done with the top-up, head back to the Notify page and start your bulk SMS campaign. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to get started.