How would you like to sit in the comfort of your home and shop in major stores in the UK? Say for example, you sit in your home in Lagos, and shop at Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, TM Lewin or the Apple Store? With Christmas just around the corner, you can shop for clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics and even auto parts courtesy of Africa Retail, a UK based company that has just berthed in Nigeria. With this new opportunity, African consumers who were once sidelined and thought to be insignificant, can now have access to global brands and delivered to them within 7-14 days.

Speaking at the media launch, executive Chairman, Africa Retail, Mr Olu Fasanya, said “Africa Retail has developed major trading relationships with key global brands, acquired their product data, and collated them onto online trading platforms known as The online platform also enables African customers to pay for products of their choice in their local currencies using their e-payment solutions like interswitch, E-Tranzact, Mobile payment solutions and cash.”

Customers through the online trading is able to exercise choice, and has access to specialist items and very latest products and can enjoy exclusive deals, special offers as well as seasonal promotions. Products bought on line can then be received in Nigeria at designated Africa Retail shop in Nigeria.

Asked what measure Africa Retail has put in place to check fraud, Mr Fasanya said the website is certified by 128-bit SSL certificate with extended validation and guaranteed by Verisign, the global leader in website security. He added that the company is out to prove that the world can do good business with Nigeria.

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