Nigerian electronic commerce space has gone a step further with the entry of BuyCommonThings.com, Nigeria’s number one online retail grocery store, which also delivers to doorsteps.
The new innovation saves time and money for online shoppers who usually visit traditional markets and supermarket and stores.
The Chief Executive Officer of BuyCommonThings.com, Mr. Olumide Olusanya, stated that the company which began commercial operations in October following months of test-running.
According to him, “The desire to be the Jeff Bezos of Nigeria, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, the global number one online retailing store that has changed the way people buy books across the globe sparked his interest towards the initiative.
The former CEO of Card Technology Limited, Olusanya said BuyCommonThings.com runs on the concept of saving Nigerians money, time and stress.
According to him, the concept is hinged on affordability, selection and customer service experience. He explained that as an online retailing store, BuyCommonThings.com prides itself on the deft execution of this concept and it is working.
He added that the online retail store has in less than three months from the date of test-running, captured the attention of its target market due to its simple strategy of giving service.
“The online store is making available its increasingly wide array of grocery products to an increasing number of Nigerians. Its vision is to ultimately change the way Nigerians shop for groceries the way Amazon changed the way the world shops for books.
“BuyCommonThings.com is doing for groceries what Amazon.com did for books. When BuyCommonThings.com spreads its tentacles around the country, Nigerians would be shopping online for groceries the way the world shops for books online. This would bring better value to customers.
Olusanya further explained that the internet makes pricing very transparent for customers and would be customers to compare prices to ensure that BuyCommonThings.com actually retails.
“It is a natural progression because e-payment is largely a financial service provision but I have always had a passion for investment management. When I look at the link from medicine, technology, e-payment, banking to investment management, I think it is a fantastic preparation for what I am doing now. All of these are functions of pushing the edge of what is possible and disrupting that which has been taken as the norm”, he stressed.