The Nigerian e-commerce sector was estimated to be worth $13 billion in 2018. However, economic stagnation in the country has been slowing down internet retail, according to Euromonitor International. Still, the sector has been growing in popularity among Nigerians, making the country a leading hub for e-commerce in Africa. It is obvious how retailing channels rely on higher income earners and internet savvy individuals to make sales.
This dependency has seen a slow in traction to most e-commerce platforms, we’ve successfully designed and developed a solution to tackle the experience of online shoppers and how they get their product delivered to them. Also there have been issues circulating about how boring and selfish online retail brands are, without considering the fact that it doesn’t have to be about shopping alone but also about how they experience the platform.
Meghee’s product Timiun is an e-commerce platform that has been launched to provide innovative and smarter ways of shopping things online ranging from commodities to tickets. Timiun has been able to provide her users with flexible buying options and also integrating an in App messaging. The experience we have while shopping in malls has been transferred to online by Timiun. Imagine being at the Mall and you saw a good friend of yours? What would be your action?
Definitely you would want to say Hi! Unless you guys aren’t that much of a friend, Timiun gives her user such an option to chat up a friend about a particular product that they both share the same interest.
3 months after launch, we have been able to hit over 9k downloads on play store and process an awesome number of transactions, with our flexible buying option which are organized as tab and they are; Time Market, Emporium and Ticket. Time Market is a gamified approach to sales; Emporium is the same approach to sales as every other e-commerce, while ticket handles the selling of tickets for movies and events.