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Retail Therapy: Jumia vs Kilimall vs OLX Comparison

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Posted: August 02, 2017  

Retail Therapy: Jumia vs Kilimall vs OLX Comparison

E-commerce has eliminated the draining hassle of store hopping. Whether it’s a designer perfume, a pack of Pampers or a new pair of boots, you can now find it all under one roof. Simply browse and buy at the click of a button.

Kilimall Kenya
Kilimall- www.kilimall.co.ke/ – is an online shopping mall that operates in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda offering products that span various categories including phones, computers, clothing, shoes, home appliances, books, healthcare, baby products, personal care and much more. Their items are comparatively cheaper than those from other online stores, with frequent discount offers.

However, pre-payment is the only available payment option. Delivery takes 2-5 days for local items, and 30 for overseas orders. You can pay via Mpesa and Ipay which includes Airtel, Visa, Mastercard and Equity Bank. The website is easy to navigate and has a nifty feature where you can zoom in on the product for detail and closer inspection. Customer support is quite responsive and courteous.

Jumia Kenya
Jumia is a one-stop online retail shop where you can find beauty products, clothes for both men and women, electronics, home appliances, and much more. Their website https://www.jumia.co.ke/ has various branded stores and you’re likely to find some of your favourites. Delivery takes between 2-7 days for local products and up to 21 days for international orders.

Delivery charges range from Ksh 200 – Ksh 2,000 depending on delivery location. Look out for various discount offers that the website highlights. Depending on the product being purchased you can either pre-pay or pay on delivery. Other payment options include Mpesa and Ipay. The website is easy to navigate. Customer care response time is a bit slack, but service is polite and helpful once you get through.

OLX Kenya
OLX is an online marketplace that provides a platform for peer-to-peer selling. Anyone can buy and sell just about anything (legal, of course) on OLX; from cars, furniture, electronics, even livestock. Since items here are often used or second-hand, prices are generally cheaper. Unlike other online stores, prices on OLX are negotiable between the buyer and the seller. Delivery location and payment is totally up to the buyer and seller to agree, but it’s advisable to arrange a meet up at a public area. The website https://www.olx.co.ke/ isn’t easy to navigate, and the quality of listing isn’t guaranteed as it’s dependent on the seller.

Analysis
If you’re looking to get a good price, then Kilimall is ideal for you. Jumia Kenya has remarkable periodic sales where you can get great discounts, so it’s good if you don’t mind to bide your time for a good deal – especially on electronics. Jumia’s international delivery time is also the best. OLX is the perfect platform for buyers who aren’t particularly interested in buying brand new items, you can get a great bargain.

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