The Afrikmall Online Limited has launched an agro-based e-commerce platform and mobile application to connect clienteles with vendors on agriculture and farm products.
Speaking during the launch of the site yesterday in Abuja, the company secretary, Isaac Ejiga, said the platform is designed to connect farmers directly with wholesalers, retailers, and consumers.
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According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled businesses to shift to virtual marketplaces and accelerated consumer shift towards e-commerce.
Ejiga said the platform will allow farmers and vendors to create more exposure for their products and services and in turn increase visibility, patronage, and income and that while they are commencing in FCT, they would soon expand the platform to all parts of the country.
He said that te platform also provides an opportunity for customers to have access to a variety of crops, livestock, and related products and services on a converged platform, thus saving them the stress of shopping for a variety of products and services at different markets and locations.
“With our platform, traders and buyers not only have a variety of agro-based stored in the palm of their hands to shop with ease but further enjoy their orders delivered at their doorstep at a pocket-friendly charge,” Ejiga said.
Speaking earlier, another official of the organisation, Mr. Adeniye Adebote, said the produce sold on the platform are of high quality, cheap and affordable which makes them competitive.
“We always tell our vendors to try to keep their prices low and affordable to be competitive to avert clients looking elsewhere to compare prices. We give high discounts,” he said.
He said that with the worrisome level of unemployment in the country, the platform provides the opportunity for wealth creation by giving Nigerians, especially young people access to place their products and or assist farmers and major traders to sell their products and earn interest or commission.
Also, the C-Suite Executive, Mr. Emmanuel Idagu Odey, said that the launch of the platform and an accompanying mobile android app will in no small measure help the nation and the citizenry.