Hurray, eBay is coming to Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana this year. According to reports, eBay will be partnering with MallforAfrica to enable MallforAfrica shoppers buy goods from US Sellers.
In a statement by the MallforAfrica CEO, Chris Folayan, he said “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.”
The reports state that the service will begin from July this year in the three African countries with Nigeria coming first, followed by Kenya and then Ghana. This means Africans in the selected countries will be able to buy goods from eBay and pay in their respective local currencies through MallforAfrica.
MallforAfrica will handle the shipping and delivery of goods to the customers in Africa and will pay the eBay vendors in dollars.
eBay is an American ecommerce company which is one of the first and largest in the world and was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar and is mainly known for its auction style sales of goods.