Kenyan ecommerce company Bigstore.africa has secured an undisclosed investment in its recently completed angel funding round. The funding marks a significant milestone for the company, paving the way for the launch of its unique marketplace platform.
Bigstore.africa is poised to revolutionize the Kenyan retail landscape by offering a centralized platform for customers to purchase a wide range of consumer products, including electronics, phones, home appliances, and more. Through its user-friendly mobile and web applications, customers can seamlessly browse and purchase products from a diverse selection of merchants, all within the Bigstore ecosystem.
“Our mission is to restore trust in ecommerce in Kenya by connecting customers directly to reputable merchants on our platform,” stated Ongere H.M., CTO and Co-founder of Bigstore.africa. “With our ambitious expansion plans in motion, we aspire to become the leading player in Africa’s rapidly evolving ecommerce landscape.”
The angel investment will empower Bigstore to forge strategic partnerships with retailers, delivery partners, and customers. Additionally, the company will invest in marketing initiatives to attract a diverse customer base and expand its reach across Kenya.
Similar to popular food delivery services like Glovo and Uber Eats, Bigstore’s hyperlocal marketplace connects customers with a vast array of merchants and sellers offering products across various categories. Customers can conveniently shop for electronics, home appliances, fashion items, leather goods, drinks and beverages, toys, baby products, beauty products, wellness products, and much more.
The platform provides customers with the ability to browse products, compare prices, and make purchases from any merchant on the Bigstore platform without visiting each store’s website or physical location. Additionally, customers can track their orders in real time, reducing the uncertainties and anxieties associated with online orders on other ecommerce platforms.
By adopting a marketplace model, Bigstore not only empowers consumers but also enables merchants and retailers to reach a wider customer base beyond their physical locations. Merchants receive orders directly from customers and fulfill them directly, boosting their revenues and expanding their sales opportunities.
Bigstore has already onboarded a variety of merchants, including Samsung, Hotpoint, Opalnet, Haier, and Hisense, allowing customers to shop directly from these trusted brands. The company is constantly seeking to expand its merchant base and encourages trusted merchants to reach out to the Bigstore merchant team through its website.
Leveraging state-of-the-art location-based technology and a deep understanding of consumer shopping preferences, Bigstore aims to empower anyone to place an order from any merchant they want on their platform.
Through its innovative marketplace technology and business model, all orders made by customers are routed directly to the chosen merchant for fulfillment, eliminating the common challenges associated with the current online shopping landscape.
The platform further streamlines the entire shopping process, from selecting a merchant to browsing products, completing payments, delivering the order directly to the merchant, and connecting the order to the delivery partner for fulfillment.
On top of this, Bigstore ensures the quality and authenticity of listed products by carefully vetting all its merchants and ensures that all its merchants and delivery partners are insured to guarantee the security of customers’ orders.
With the successful completion of its angel funding round and the launch of its marketplace platform, Bigstore.africa is poised to reshape the ecommerce landscape in Kenya and beyond. The company’s innovative approach and commitment to customer satisfaction will undoubtedly contribute to its success in the years to come.