We live in exciting times, the digital era. You don’t have to visit the local market, all you need is a device, be it a mobile phone or computer. Then visit one of these online shops in Kenya and shop. Then have the products delivered to your doorstep.
Online Shops in Kenya have grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, and they are fast becoming popular thanks to advancement in Computer/Smartphone technology and affordable internet and browsing bundles.
When it comes to payment, online shopping sites will accept the following methods of payment which are considered to be safe.
- Airtel Money orMpesa via pay bill numbers (M-Pesa Charges apply)
- Paypal (See how to open a Paypal account in Kenya and how to link your card)
- Credit and Debit cards such as
Currently, there are hundreds of online shops in Kenya; however, in this article, we will only focus on the best online shops in Kenya. If you know others that you want to feature in the list, please mention them in the comments. If you run one, please contact us so we can feature it in the list.
List of online shops in Kenya
Kilimall is one of the largest online shops in Kenya. Launched in July 2014, Kilimall offers products that span various categories including Phones, Computers, Clothing, Shoes, Home Appliances, Books, healthcare, Baby Products, personal care and much more.
Kilimall allows business people to open their stores on the site and sell their products through the platform. Click here to learn how to open a shop on Kilimall. Most sellers on Kilimall operate via a Dropshipping Model, you order, and the products are shipped into the country from manufacturers in China.
Jumia is Kenya’s No.1 Retailer Online shopping for electronics, books, shoes, fashion & more. Jumia was founded in Lagos Nigeria in 2012 and has grown to many African countries including Kenya.
You can buy anything from goats, airtime to supermarket vouchers. You can even pay electricity bills through Mama Mikes. This site is a favourite of people in the Diaspora (watu wa majuu) for surprising and gifting their loved ones in East Africa.
Dakika online rebranded itself to Shopit and is the newest online shopping retailer with affordable prices for electronics, Mobile phones and tablets, Office and School Stationery and power and Electrical products.
Shopit is Kenya’s largest online electronics and computer store, with high quality leading brand products ranging from Mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers, netbooks, tablet and LCD televisions.
Shopit is a renowned authorised dealer of brands such as Toshiba, Acer, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, hp, Dell, Microsoft, TP-link, Kaspersky, D-link, and much more.
Cheki.co.ke is still the leading Kenyan car site and has currently crossed the border over to other East Africa countries. You can Sell, Buy or Import New and Used Cars through Cheki. The site is easy to Navigate through making it fast to get what you are looking for.
6. Mimi Online Store
Mimi collection store is a place where you will find various styles and trends that are specifically tailored to suit your different test, needs, and preferences. Stock ranges from formal, classics and sophisticated clothing to give you a youthful and trendy look, MIMI offers excellent quality merchandise at an excellent value.
7. Olx Kenya
Buy and Sell for free! That’s the OLX slogan. OLX is a jack of all trades! You can sell and buy anything you like at a negotiable price; in fact, it’s the only online shopping shop that allows you to bargain for a commodity.
8. Electro Hub
Electro Hub is to the male species what a candy store is to kids. In stock is everything from tires, speakers, and watches to phones. Payment is by either Mpesa or Airtel Money.
Facebook is… let’s say Mamayao! (godmother). With groups and pages specifically created to cater to a particular niche, hence making the search for goods and services more accessible. You only need to join a specific group and ask for the specific product you are looking for.
10. Whatsapp and WhatsApp Groups
Whatsapp group offers a peer to peer kind of online shopping where a member of a particular group may opt to sell his/her merchandise. This is an excellent way to small since it enables one to build a customer base.
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