Grocery shopping is making quiet waves in Nigeria, and Lagos state is leading the pack. One year ago, very few imagined that Lagosians would do their daily or weekly food shopping online. Fast forward to 2012, we now have an ongoing competition between various online grocery shops. The best of these shops are here at Ngpricehunter.com.
From our own analysis, some of these online shops which are giving very personal and customized grocery shopping service to their customers are bringing the much needed change to Lagosians’ kitchens. They have added a Nigerian touch to online grocery shopping. Name it, you get it directly at home.
Now, the typical hardworking Lagosian who needs to do his or her weekly food shopping but cannot afford to leave the office does not have to look any further. Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to go with a cosy dinner after work or branded baby food or frozen chicken, you can buy them all online. Let’s not forget branded diapers for the baby which are all readily available. Fresh meat and isi ewu (goat head) are being added to their inventory as we write.
This on-going revolution opens up a lot of shopping opportunities even for Nigerians in the Diaspora. They can now buy their pounded yam flour, amala flour, semovita, garri as well as the ingredients like egusi, bitter leaf, for their accompanying soup.
What makes this Nigerian online food shopping revolution even more interesting is that the prices of these products online are lower than those in the shops.