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April 09, 2012

Online Shopping In Nigeria

How Safe Is Online Shopping In Nigeria?
Online shopping has truly come to stay in Nigeria, this long awaited shopping online reality might seemed to be unattainable in the past years, considering the pains of the past to securely buy or sell products and services online were just nightmares. Online shopping in Nigeria has indeed got quite innovative, and the favorite of many Nigerians online who now shop items, gifts, products and services online safely.

One may tend to ask a few challenging questions associated with making purchases on the Internet: How real and safe are online shopping in Nigeria? There are still many Nigerians trying to figure out the possibilities of shopping online in Nigeria. The questions keep coming in...How do I shop online in Nigeria? Interestingly, innovations and Technology have taken the order of the day where most efficient banks in Nigeria now offer the platform that makes it possible to order things online on any website using Bank issued ATM/Debit cards (VISA and Master).

ATM/Debit Card - These cards are widely accepted anywhere you see the VISA/MASTER Sign or logo and having Nigeria featured on the merchant's website country list on the payment page. If you got any of the bank issued debit card primarily powered by InterSwitch and eTranzact, then you'll be able to make payments online for desired items of yours on any online shopping sites in Nigeria providing your billing information on the checkout - payment page and do the regular banking online. In this case, and for security reasons, most best performing Banks in Nigeria like GTBank, Zenith issues a security device called "token." I advise you ask your local bank if you really desire to perform multitasking safe online banking.

Online Shopping Sites in Nigeria - There are lots of online shopping websites springing up and thriving in Nigeria where anyone can make orders and purchases of desired items online and having them delivered to his or her doorstep, and please bear this in mind that the few listed shopping websites here are not under any endorsement on transactions carried out on the sites. The following reputable online shops are quite good alternatives to Amazon , eBay here in Nigeria and the rest of them doing pretty good:
  • www.konga.com
  • www.jumia.com.ng
  • www.dealdey.com 
  • www.buyright.biz
  • www.orderbay.com
  • www.taafoo.com
  • www.google.com.ng/africa/trader/home - Buy and Sell products and services online
  • www.wakanow.com - Airline tickets booking and Hotel reservations
How To Get Your Token Device from GTBank - Video



Online Shopping Security - Tips for safe shopping online
  • Ensure you're at the secured payment page before inputting your billing information i.e on the address bar having: https://www...
  • Find out the merchant's site credibility before making any payment online
  • Your debit card PIN and Password are 100% private, don't give them out to any individual or mail as your bank will never ask you of your password or personal identification number (PIN).




5 comments:

  1. Interestingly, it's a lot easier to make purchases of anything at any of the online shopping sites in Nigeria using the bank's locally issued debit cards(VISA/MASTER). Again, the security mechanism of the "token device" for online banking transactions truly ensures less fraud.

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  2. It's a great idea of shopping through online, you can give order from anywhere when you want by easily way.you can get best brands products on suitable discount price at your home through online delivery service.

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  3. online shopping the fastest and easiest way to buy things within Nigeria and other countries. I prefer it,Its great for business.

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  4. shopping online is really awesome, you have more options
    http://ycfonlinedirectory.blogspot.com

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