An agreement has been made between the American company eBay and the Nigerian online retailer MallforAfrica in which Nigerian will be able to buy products sold on eBay.
Under this agreement, a new eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica has been launched in which all eBay U.S. individual customers and businesses with a 300+ star rating to be purchased by African countries especially those "at the forefront of the continent's techboom". The MallforAfrica CEO Chris Folayan said that the platform will be for a mean time available to Nigerians, Kenyans and then Ghanaians.
“We are creating a unique ‘eBay Powered by MallforAfrica’ app to run on all our platforms. When buyers in Africa shop with this app, they’ll be able to shop on eBay, buy what they want, check out, and pay through MallforAfrica,” said Folayan.
The partnership will be a financial, marketing, and logistics arrangement only. Ebay affirmed not taking any equity stake in MallforAfrica.
MallforAfrica is a similar service offered by Kemistore in Cameroon where we can purchase online worldwide. Hope to see this service soon in Cameroon ;p