konga.com – Buying and selling products online is not a new inventory to us as there are several companies who sell products Online with a platform of local business owners to display and also sell their products but not without paying a little fee.
Some people are in situations where the leave early for work and return at the odd hours of the day, by then markets might have closed up for the day and or the best products have been sold out already.
These days, stuffs like that are unheard of as it is that one can buy any product online down to foodstuffs and get it delivered to your door steps.
I’ll tell you on this post about one of the major online retail business in Nigeria where you can buy from a vast collection of products.
Konga is one of the largest E- commerce companies with similar features to that of Jumia and eBay which I’ve written about as well.
Konga was created in July 2012 by sim shagaya as an online retail store where Nigerians and Africans at large can purchase goods on its website. The website is owned by zinox technologies who bought it from it’s founder at a rumored price of $10 Million.
Konga has its Headquarters located in Lagos State,Nigeria. It was ranked 3,895 by Alexa on its global top visited websites as at October 2017.
Individuals can visit the konga site without Registration but cannot purchase a product.
Konga is accessible to anyone with an internet connection on a mobile device, smartphone, PC,tablet and other devices either on the website or Application.
Products on konga
Konga offers a vast collection of products for customers satisfaction due to the open platform for owners of local businesses to sell their products on the site .
Konga products are categorized into various sections on the website and Application. These categories are homes to hundred of thousands of goods from konga and its sellers Nationwide. These goods ranges from the following sections;
Phones & Tablets
Computers and accessories
Home and kitchen
Beauty,health and personal care
Books and media library
Baby,kids and toys
Sport and fitness
Automotive and industrial
Office & school supplies
Drinks & grocery
Konga also have a platform “subscription” which enables its users to pay for TV subscriptions and internet subscriptions.
Konga self- fulfill model service
Konga introduced this service where it has a negotiation with courier service companies for sellers on the site to manage the control of packages from the order point to the delivery of the packages to customers.
With this sellers are paid directly for their products.
This is the feature which creates a platform called the marketplace for local business owners to display and sell their products on konga.
Konga introduced the “konga Express” which enables buyers to get their orders through the fastest means to transportation to their location. Customers often get their packages within 1 – 3 days.
Konga launched this feature in 2015 to make its online business very effective. This is used to curb the insecurity of customers card numbers and pins.
Konga pay can be used by customers even without Registering for any online banking. This service has been activated on different commercial banks in Nigeria which are FCMB, ecobank, first bank, UBA bank, heritage bank, diamond Bank ,zenith bank and access Bank.
How to place orders on konga
Buying products on konga has been made simple. All you have to do is follow the instructions below;
If you have a product on mind search for it but if you don’t, you can find cool and awesome products on the site for affordable prices.
Let’s get started, these instructions or guidelines will lead you to success in the purchase of products on konga.
1. Visit konga through its website Konga.com or through its konga application (app) which you can find on Google play store.
2. Search for the product you want to buy either by using the search box or categories and click on it.
For example, you want to buy a phone. You can click on the “phones and Tablets” category. You can also search for a product with its qualities such as battery capacity,sim type,size,Relevance etc
Or alternatively sort the list by Price: high to Low or Price: low to high
3. Scroll down to see the “Buy now” button or “Add to cart” button..
The “buy now” feature let’s you make instant orders for products and the “Add to cart” is a feature that enables customers to save products on an online cart for them to buy it at a later date.
Also note that products have limited quantities and it might be sold out at any point in time so if you really want a product,Go for it while it lasts.
4. Choose from the list of existing addresses displayed to you. This address is the place where your orders will be brought to.
Or you can use the choose a new address feature to input a new address. This might occur if you’ve relocated to a new place after your previous order at a different location.
5. Make payments for the product through the konga pay or the “pay on delivery” service( this means that you can pay for products when they’re brought to you at the closest drop office to you”
Orders are delivered with 4-5days or more due to the location of delivery and other factors that may hinder the delivery process.
Awards won by konga
Konga has won several awards due to its high efficiency,trust worthiness,rapid growth and variety of products one can find on its website to purchase
Konga won the award for best emerging brand of the year and online retailer of the year at the marketing world awards in 2013.
In 2014, konga was ranked Number 5 on the most innovative companies in Africa and Most innovative impact brand of the year in the retail sector.
Konga was ranked Number 1 on the list of top startups in Nigeria and top 100 companies for Nigeria millennial.
Also awarded the e-commerce provider of the year in 2015.