The number of Tanzanian online stores is growing every day. Here is a continually updated list of the best online shops.
Zudua – zudua.com is the new shooting star of the Tanzanian e-commerce landscape. Their value proposition is to make online shopping “smarter and easier” for Tanzanians. Technology, electronics, baby products, footwear, household and personal items – you name it, Zudua got it!
Jumia – jumia.co.tz is the Number One online shopping portal to go to, if you need (literally) anything. Now merged with kaymu.co.tz, Jumia is the largest online marketplace in Tanzania, where you can buy and sell both new and used products, for the most affordable prices you would find anywhere online. The most popular categories are “Jumia Picks” and “Dress to Impress”. Definitely worth trying!
OLX Tanzania – OLX.co.tz is an online marketplace for all sorts of products. Just install the OLX app on your iPhone or Android phone and start selling or buying stuff right away. OLX also operates in Kenya and Uganda.
kivuko – kivuko.com is “Tanzania’s Online Shopping Gateway” offering a wide range of products. If you live in Dar es Salaam, you can order “cash on delivery”, which is completely risk-free.
Shop Online – shoponline.co.tz is a “shopping mall”, offering an eclectic combination of product categories, ranging from solar equipment to organic & health products, with books & music in between. The “Made in Tanzania” section is a good one if you want to buy typical Tanzanian gifts (e.g. masai shuka, kikoy, leather sandals, etc.). They promise 2-7 days delivery within Tanzania.
Kikuu – kikuu.com is an innovative e-commerce service app for iPhone and Android. You can find everything you and your lifestyle need in just one app, share and review your purchases with others, enjoy free shipping (no minimum purchase required), Hassle-free return & refund within 7 days.
Find the best deals on thousands of amazing products! Plenty of sales and daily promotions on selected items to ensure the best value for your money. Kikuu’s physical shop is located on the Ground Floor of the Harmoni Building (Kongo Street / Muhoro Street) in Dar es Salaam. Outside Tanzania, Kikuu is also present in other Central and East African countries, such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria.
Free Classified Ads
beichee – beichee – zaidi ya soko is a classified ads site. You can post your ads for free, whatever you happen to be selling: vehicles, electronics, fashion or beauty products, home appliances (kitchen, furniture, decoration, etc.)
Nunua – nunua.co.tz is the first Free East African classified ads site. Post & Search classifieds from Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda
Kupatana – kupatana.com is the number one “buy and sell service” in Tanzania.
Shop for Electronics
Laptop City – Laptop City was founded in September 2012 and it has grown to one of the leading online computer stores in Tanzania, aiming to provide the best laptops to Tanzanian customers. They stock Apple products such as MacBook Pro, iPad, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini and also provide wide range laptops from the leading brands Dell, Sony Vaio, Toshiba, HP, Lenovo and Acer.
Buy Tanzanian Food Online
Taste of Tanzania – TasteOfTanzania.com (“The pride of Swahili food and culture”) is run by Miriam Rose Kinunda. You can buy the famous Swahili spices “Pilau Masala”, Miriam’s Swahili cook book “Taste of Tanzania”. If you want to give an authentic Tanzanian gift to your Non-Tanzanian friends, these are the products to buy!
Cetawico – cetawico.com is a winery based in Dodoma.
Yalwa – yalwa.co.tz is the No.1 Tanzanian business directory on the Web.
Yellow Pages Tanzania – yellowpages.co.tz is part of the worldwide network of Yellow Pages portals – it’s the most comprehensive resource of Tanzanian businesses.
Biz Tanzania – biztanzania.co.tz offers advertising opportunities for small and medium enterprises.
Buy Used Cars Online
Cheki Tanzania – the No. 1. car website in Bongoland, offering a wide range search options, help with importing your own car, and they also link you up with local insurance brokers to get you the best car insurance deal.
Used Cars TZ – if you want to buy a second-hand car, this is one of the places to go online.
Carmudi – Carmudi (also known as Jumia Car is the car portal of African e-commerce giant, Jumia
Buy shoes online
FootStep Tanzania – the Number One Online Shoe Store for kids, men and women, you can buy boots, flats, slippers, sneakers, sports shoes, sandals, clogs, heels, loafers, and many more…
Buy Insurance Online
A very low percentage of the Tanzanian population has access to insurance products, especially in rural areas. Although Tigo Bima has offered a cheap and viable solution to many Tanzanians upcountry in recent years, the big insurance companies’ products are difficult to buy online, due to lack of information and low Internet usage. Bima.co.tz publishes an up-to-date list of insurance companies in Tanzania which offer all sorts of insurance, home insurance, car insurance, etc.
Now-defunct online stores
Bongo Duka (bongoduka.com) used to be one of the first sites to visit if you wanted to buy high-quality electronics on the Internet. They offered computers, accessories (headphones, flash drives, hard drives, etc.), mobile phones, software and many more products & services… until they went offline.
Magari Hub (www.magarihub.com) used to be one of best Tanzanian car shopping portals, with new magari added every day. Useful search function, “recently added” category, and you can also add a listing yourself if you wanted to sell your car… but then… their site has gone offline one day.
eswahili.com was said to be one of the largest East African online stores, until they went offline in 2016.
Figtree Shop was an online shop for wine and wine accessories until it went offline in 2017.
Source: money.co.tz – Online Shopping in Tanzania