A new Lagos-based discount discovery service called SquareCountry has just launched and claims to be the simplest app ever that lets you locate amazing discounts on shoppable items and services near you.
Finding and redeeming shopping discounts around you via your mobile phone is about to get cooler as a new mobile coupon service called Moupons plans its beta launch soon.
Just about a year since it raised $10 million in Series B and Series C funding from US-based Tiger Global and Sweden-based Kinnevik, iROKOtv, the world’s largest distributor of African movie content online has secured an additional round of $8 million.
Africa’s leading telecommunications operator, MTN now owns one-third of the Africa Internet Holding, arguably the largest, fastest and most successful Internet group in Africa — for an undisclosed amount — after signing an agreement with Millicom and Rocket Internet, both initial joint venture partners.
The website of Konga, one of the leading online retailers in Nigeria, crashed on Black Friday, right at the start of its Fall Yakata Sales promo expected to last for 84 hours from 9am today.
As people are gearing up to brave the stores this season, online shopping would not only save you time, but also lots of money. Here are 10 tips to help you shop online this season.
Leading online retailer in Nigeria, JUMIA has began selling Sony’s new game-changing and much-anticipated gaming console — the Playstation 4 — on its site for N139,955 only.
While there’s been a flurry of niche-focused online shopping services as well as general merchandise-styled e-commerce sites to cater to the needs of every Internet user, none of them have allowed users to buy auto parts, electrical accessories and building materials.
A new survey conducted by mobile social network, Eskimi reveals that 55% of its users in Nigeria are online buyers and browse mobile commerce sites.
In a bid to out-price its competition, leading online retailer, Konga.com says it will match the prices of all electronics in any online shop in Nigeria.
Healthcart, South Africa’s first independent online store offering a full range of non-prescription pharmacy products, is offering a 10% deal off over 4000 products to Absa credit cardholders.
Following a partnership with Dell, one of the world’s leading computer brands, users of personal computers in Nigeria can now purchase a Dell windows 8 laptop at an amazing discount price on Jumia. For instance, the deal exclusive only to Jumia lets you buy a 15-inch Dell Inspiron 3521 Windows 8 laptop that runs on…
When two of Africa’s leading players in the classified ads space teamed up last year to build what has now become the largest online classifieds entity in the continent, it was only time before it got attention from global investors and international media. Today, SEEK, the largest jobs site in Australia announced that it has…
Silvertree Capital, a South African-based company builder and venture capital investor focused on the African market has announced it has made an undisclosed investment into two of Nigeria’s leading e-commerce sites, Sunlasses.com.ng and Glamour.com.ng
Startups looking to raise money from global investors by selling ownership shares in their companies can now do so through the Startup Stock Exchange, a regulated global public marketplace for startup investing pre-launched last July. The world’s first online stock exchange for startup investing and funding will open its marketplace on June 10, 2013 allowing…
In mid-April, Techloy exclusively reported that a new e-commerce solution called Cart! is launching soon to help entrepreneurs enable a personalised online store front powered by payments, shipping and marketing support.
While Cheki could easily be regarded as the largest classified ads site for cars in Nigeria at the moment, with almost 15,000 listings, a new entrant has launched to take on the service.
By now, it is no longer news that SPARK is putting $1 million into local Internet start-ups this year in what can be described as the most audacious bet on the early-stage Nigerian Internet space. But as the news gradually filters through the fabric of the tech ecosystem, Techloy has exclusively learnt (after a tip-off from…
Leading online store solution WebMallNG.com has launched another unique product called GIFT REGISTRY for users who plan to celebrate their weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers etc. The multi-merchant platform allows for products from each store on its site to be added for purchase by friends for a celebrant’s special day and celebrants can share their GIFT REGISTRY online with their friends either on Facebook, Twitter or via email.
After it signed an agreement with Rocket Internet to jointly develop franchises in the online sector in Latin America and Africa in a €340 million deal last August, Millicom, a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 13 countries in Latin America and Africa has invested an additional €35 million in Rocket’s operations in Africa.