With the growth of online stores, we have a new contender that is set on disrupting the Zambia eCommerce space. Enter Tigmoo Zambia.
The site is an online shopping and shipping service that was started in 2015 and has grown to a network of over thousands of users of the site, including both buyers and sellers.
‘Tigmoo is an online shopping platform that comes fully prepared to bring in a change in the way people used to shop. With all popular brands and safe payment options, it is a store that has indeed made things easy for the people of Zambia. With the strong focus on building pleasant and long lasting relations with customers by offering them fantastic deals and quick deliveries, this is the web store that has it all to soar high and become the top one in coming years.’ – Tigmoo
It was started as demand for online shopping services increased in Zambia. Tigmoo doesn’t only show items for sale but offers delivery services too. If you live in a place where traffic is a mess, like Lusaka, you would appreciate that you don’t have to get up and physically go to a store to buy something. You place the order online and the item will be delivered to you across Zambia.
Riding off the back of Mercury Couriers, Tigmoo Zambia aims to provide trust and quality in how they deliver and provide services to clients, within and beyond Zambia.
How the online space has evolved in Zambia
Years ago there were hardly any users of online shopping platforms, until international giants like Amazon and Alibaba made their mark. However, Zambians were skeptical about buying goods from them because there was very few ways to ship them into the country.
Companies like Tigmoo offer such services, sourcing goods locally and internationally and shipping it to a client anywhere in Zambia.
Other platforms like Kaymu started operations in Zambia but the challenge they faced was having no credit card payment gateway, offering payment options like cash on delivery or mobile money transfers, but an even bigger challenge was that the merchants listed on the site would not have some of the items customers ordered.
A model where the eCommerce platform stocks the items is a far much better system, as the items are readily available for shipping as soon as an order is made.
Payment gateways have now also opened up where Zambian businesses can receive payments for goods and services online via credit card transactions.
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