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September 16, 2022

Shopping internationally from Africa? Here’s what you need to know

Online shopping is fast, easy, and incredibly convenient. This is no surprise as the COVID-19 pandemic made shoppers realise how easy it is to get any product or item you want from the comfort of your home with a few clicks.

No matter how savvy and quick you are in a virtual marketplace, keep the following tips in mind while shopping internationally from Africa.

Shop from authentic stores and brands

We know that the discount and price for a Zara dress look enticing, but how sure are you of the quality? When shopping from online stores, ensure that the product you’re in love with is not a knock-off version, as that can be pretty heartbreaking.

We understand how vital retail therapy is, which is why with Klasha, you can shop directly from your favourite international stores from Africa. So when you shop from Zara, Adidas, Nike, H&M, and other top brands on KlashaShop, what you see is what you get.

Make price comparisons

You want to ensure you’re getting the best deal if you’re not in a hurry. Websites like Google Shopping, Shopping.com, and Nextag make it easy to compare the virtual marketplace to confirm you’re getting the best deal if you’re not in a hurry.

When you’re shopping with KlashaShop, you have over 850+ brands available at your disposal to check the best deals and prices.

If you want dresses, you can narrow your options on Zara and PrettyLittleThing.

Want a pair of sneakers? Check what Nike and Adidas have to offer.

Always look out for hidden or last-minute fees

Have you ever heard of “handling fees” or “additional charges”? These are last-minute fees customers have seen at checkout after purchasing products.

When shopping online, keep an eye out for extra charges that can crop up at checkout. Sometimes, that great “deal” might not be great when you see the total cost.

On KlashaShop, you can enjoy discounts without worrying about hidden charges. Once you find something you love and add it to your KlashaShop cart, all you have to do is pay for your products and shipping fee in naira.

Stay virtually safe

It is essential to be careful about the information you give out. This is because some online stores transmit information like your credit number, which might not always be secure. Always watch the payment page, which should have a safe (lock) icon. You can also check their privacy policy to understand what a website does with your information. If you run the required checks and are unsure of the website’s safety, don’t shop.

Use KlashaShop without worrying about your online security. With your Klasha app, you can easily fund your Klasha Wallet via USSD or bank transfer and pay for international shopping.

Online shopping may be fast and convenient, but that combination can also come with pitfalls. Keep these tips in mind when adding items to your virtual cart. You can shop without worries from Africa with KlashaShop. KlashaShop is the in-app feature of the Klasha app, where you can visit international brands (like Zara, Nike, H&M, and others), pay in naira, and get doorstep delivery within 14 days.

Download Klasha for your iOS or Android device to shop internationally from Africa.

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