The number of e-commerce websites continues to increase each year. The growth of e-commerce in Kenya is evident.
E-commerce statistics and forecasts show that the number of companies involved in e-commerce in Kenya is likely to continue growing in the future.
While some people still have trust issues when it comes to online transactions, the number of e-commerce platforms in Kenya has been growing and this is indicative of the increased acceptance.
At present, there are several e-commerce companies in Kenya.
Below is a list of top e-commerce websites in Kenya:
Olx – olx.co.ke
This site allows users to buy and sell goods and services. This is among the companies that popularized e-commerce in Kenya. Before Olx, the status of e-commerce in Kenya was low.
OLX has also contributed to e-commerce growth in Africa since it operates in different African countries.
It has played an important role in expanding the African e-commerce market.
Jumia – jumia.co.ke
You can buy electronics, household items, clothes, sports and fitness apparel, and much more. You can download the app and start enjoying great deals.
Kilimall – kilimall.co.ke
This e-commerce site stocks electronics, fashion, home and living, beauty and hair, among others. It is fairly new in the market but it is doing okay judging from the notable number of followers it has managed to gain on the various social media sites.
Cheki – cheki.co.ke
This is your go-to site if you want to buy a car online. You can buy new or used cars or sell your old one. The company calls itself ‘Kenya’s No. 1 Car Website’.
Mamamikes – mamamikes.com
This is one of the e-commerce websites in Kenya that have earned an online presence. You can buy a variety of items including goats, airtime, flowers, and wines. This site has a branch in South Africa.
It has been a preference for people living in the diaspora since the site allows them to surprise their loved ones back home.
Mimi – mimi.co.ke
This site stocks female clothing in different styles and trends. The company caters to women, men, teens, and kids. The e-commerce store is one among many sites that sell clothes online but it appears to have variety as well as sophisticated products.
One of the company’s marketing strategies is to have some famous public figures rock Mimi’s collection. A prime example is gospel musician size 8.
Buyrentkenya – buyrentkenya.com
This e-commerce Kenyan company deals with property. You can find properties for sale and you can also have yours listed. This site lists prime properties and the images are definitely taken by professionals.
The site deals with a variety of properties such as houses, apartments, and townhouses.
Electrohub – electrohub.co.ke
This is your home of electronics and accessories. You can buy phones, tablets, headphones, TV, home theater, and much more.
Travelstart – travelstart.co.ke
This site allows you to book cheap flights, hotels, and cars.
One of the challenges facing e-commerce businesses in previous years is that they attempted to sell to people who were not online. That has changed since there has been increased smartphone and data usage in Kenya.