MallForAfrica App: The New Face Of e-Commerce In Africa – How It Works

The MallforAfrica App is an Africa’s global e-commerce solution which provides Africans with a platform through which to purchase items directly from international online retailers. It was also created as a convenient means for customers to purchase items directly from the US and the UK online stores.

The online marketing company boasts of offering customers latest style and genuine products from more than 180 stores from the America and United Kingdom – in other words, you simply need to shop and pay on the MallforAfrica app and get the item delivered.

According to the site, they accept local payments types which allow customers to buy from US/UK sites with local currency, locally issued cards and payment methods unique to African countries.

Founder of MallforAfrica App

MallforAfrica was foundered by Chris Folayan who discovered a business opportunity in providing Nigerians in the diaspora with items from home as well as making foreign products available to Africans.

Before establishing MallforAfrica App in 2010, the Nigerian was living in the US where he came up with the idea of an online marketing service. According to Mr Folayan, the mounting demand for items in and outside the country opened his eyes to a business opportunity.

Mr Folayan is optimistic that MallforAfrica would soon be expanded to other African countries including Tanzania, Congo, Ethiopia, Botswana where his team is currently conducting some market analysis.

How MallForAfrica App Works

In order to make a purchase on MallforAfrican, an individual is expected to be up to 18 years old or above as well as register with them. Registered members can log in to begin their shopping transaction with the following requirements:

Billing Information

  • Credit card number, expiration date, and security code
  • Name (First and Last) Address
  • City, State or Province, Country, Zip Code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Shipping Information

  • Name (First and Last)
  • Street Address
  • City, State or Province, Country, Zip Code
  • State
  • Country
  • Telephone number
  • Your Email address

MallforAfrica App also provides customers with the option of registering certain information while completing an online order.

Once a customer purchases an item he/she is to review their order and make payment using the following steps:

1. Purchase a MallforAfrica Web card

The customer is to purchase a MallForAfrica Webcard from any of their authorized dealers at the price of N2,500 each. Or visit any Skye Bank branch and get a MallforAfrica Skye Bank Visa.

2. Activate Card

To activate your card, enter the site and click on the Activate Card link at the top right-hand corner of the screen, then activate the card by adding the account number to your Member Registration in the field Membership Card Number.

3. Add Funds to Your Card 

Customers can load their cards with whatever funds they want to spend on the website by going to any Skye Bank or First branch and depositing USD (US Dollars) into the MallForAfrica account with a note providing their account number so that funds will be appropriately credited to their MFA account.

Also, deposit information details are provided to customers in the ‘How to Add Funds to your WebCard’ section of the user’s Member Account. Check the MallForAfrica.com website within 1 business day/24 hours of deposit to view your account balance and credit. Once your deposit is approved and credited to your account, you are ready to start filling up your shopping cart!

4. Using your MallForAfrica WebCard or Skye Bank Visa

Once you have loaded your Shopping Cart with the items you wish to purchase and proceed to Checkout, choose the MallForAfrica WebCard option under the method of payment and add your WebCard number.

List Of Online Stores Using MallforAfrica Service

MallforAfrica

  • Isabella Oliver
  • The Cambridge Satchel Company
  • Ann Taylor
  • Verona
  • Boohoo
  • All Shades Covered ASC
  • Feel Unique
  • Matalan
  • eBay
  • Shoezone
  • Debenhams
  • Carter’s
  • House of Fraser
  • Nordstrom
  • M & S
  • French Toast
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Neiman Marcus
  • M.A.C
  • GAP
  • The Children’s Place
  • House of Fraser
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Clinique
  • Perfume Junkie
  • Farfetch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Auto Part Ware House
  • Bare Necessities, Aerie
  • Topman
  • Bath & Bodywork
  • Barneys NewYork
  • Blooming Dale’s
  • Amazon, Best Buy
  • Banana Republic
  • Amani Exchange
  • Brooke Brothers
  • Ebonyline
  • Athleta
  • Topman
  • Mark Stephen
  • Maplin
  • John Lewis
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • J. Crew
  • Oasis
  • Old Navy
  • Over Stock
  • Mark Marengo
  • T.M. Lewin
  • Mr Porter
  • Zara
  • Tennis Express
  • Peacocks
  • Motherhood Maternity
  • Maurices
  • Yanke Candle
  • Luxury Beauties
  • Shoe Bacca
  • Grace
  • Spenco
  • Evans
  • Men’s Wear House
  • Nini West, Bebe
  • Topshop
  • Wallis
  • Urbanog
  • Beautifully Undressed
  • Carolee
  • Rose Wholesale
  • Party City
  • Baukjen
  • Electrical Discount
  • Modesty Lounge
  • Competition Accessories
  • Barnes & Noble, among many others.

Currently, MallforAfrica App is focused on the fastest growing economies in Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya.

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness, if you've found a possible error, be it factual, editorial or something that needs updating, please contact us

Recommended

Chinedu Ikedieze Biography, Wife, Age, Height and Other Facts 

Chinedu Ikedieze is a Nigerian famous comic and dramatic actor who rose to fame after starring in the blockbuster movie ‘’Aki na Ukwa’’. He is...

Odunlade Adekola Biography, Did He Really Marry a Second Wife?

Odunlade Adekola is a Nigerian actor, singer, producer, and director who is regarded as the top pillar upholding the Yoruba movies in Nigeria. Recently, he...

Is Osita Iheme Married? Who Is The Wife, Here are Facts You Need To Know

Osita Iheme is a famous Nollywood actor who gained prominence after playing the role of Paw Paw in the Nigerian film, Aki na Ukwa. His...

Mike Ezuruonye Biography, Son, Wife, Daughter, Age and Other Facts 

Mike Ezuruonye rose to prominence in Nollywood for his diverse acting skills. He is celebrated as one of the finest Nigerian actors, directors, and filmmakers. For...

Richard Mofe-Damijo RMD – Bio, Children, Wife, Family, Age and Net Worth

Richard Mofe-Damijo RMD is a Nigerian famous actor, his career in Nollywood started in the late 1990s. He was also the former Commissioner for Culture...

Featured Today

Didier Drogba Age, Wife, Height, Weight, Net Worth

Through struggle and hard work, Ivorian professional footballer and legendary Chelsea Football Club striker, Didier Drogba, who is one of the most decorated players in...

Lagos State: People, Logo, Postal Code & Map

Lagos State, a region located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria, was created on May 27, 1967, in accordance with the State Creation and...

Rivers State: Population, Postal Code & Map

Rivers State is one of Nigeria's 36 states located in the South-South geopolitical zone. Its largest city and capital is Port Harcourt. It is bounded...

Who Is Tony Elumelu? His Biography, Net Worth & Foundation

Tony Elumelu is a renowned Nigerian and African entrepreneur, an economist, banker, and investor. He is popularly known as the (retired) chairman of United...

Paul Walker – Daughter, Wife, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Quotes

Paul Walker was an American actor who became famous in 1999 for his role in the hit film Varsity Blues. He later became even more popular for starring as Brian O'Conner in The...

Read This Next