Monrovia – While online shopping is still nascent on the continent, African tech startups are jumping in to solve the hard problems of making ecommerce work in Africa. One of them is a Liberian ecommerce company Ezee Market which, since its launch three years ago, it has raised more than one hundred thousand United States dollars for business with a ten percent interest rate and that depends on the product cost.
Ezee Market is a local Liberian business online platform that helps make shopping easier for customers and helps business owners sell their products in a more convenient way. It is similar to the world biggest shopping platform amazon.
According to McGill Wallace, sales and marketing manager of the company, the Ezee Market platform allows customers around the Country shop for products, and it is delivered in 24 hours or three days minimum depending on the location of the customers especially those in faraway counties including: Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Maryland, Grand Kru, Lofa amongst others.
“It is more about bringing a convenient way of doing shopping in Liberia. The platform helps users quickly know the price of products on the market and purchase it on the go,” said Wallace.
“The company also has a way of detecting fraud transaction and they have been able to save customers up to US$10,000 over the past three years in fraud transaction.”
Ezee Market success reflects the massive potential ecommerce has on Liberia, especially the appetite of Liberians to seek and pay for goods and services online. It is tapping into this huge potential by solving payment issues merchants and consumers face when they pay for products online via different payment methods across the country.
Ezee Market has an ecosystem of consumer and business-facing solutions that are connected to one API and help facilitate cross-border and local commerce.
Some businesses partnering with the platform includes Quick Stop Shop, Curated Gifts Shop Liberia, AgroRetti Inc., Creamy Crunchy Delight, Stop & Shop supermarket, City Builders, Source IT electronics, Naz Naturals