Against the backdrop of lack of trust and insecurity of online transactions and shopping, Efritin.com, a new online shopping platform for used items has allayed such fears, saying, “Efritin.com has gone a step ahead in veryfying goods and personalities and these would go a long to avert fraudulent transactions”.
Speaking in Lagos recently during the official launch of the website, Head of Efritin.com, Mr. Zakaria Hersi itemised four things that would propel the market for the company as safety is in a classified market, trust online, verification and delivery.
According to him, Nigeria has a culture, high volume offline market place, large economy around used goods and lifelong value, which are reasons the company is into used goods and products. He added that verified 30,000 cars and 100,000 goods are on the website for sale.
In the same vein, Chief Operating officer of Saltside Technologies, Mr. Babak Tighnavard disclosed that the company was founded in August 2011 and already in other countries but the sole reasons for bringing the platform down to Nigeria were because of the robust economy, large population, fast growing mobile market, and because “Our investors are here and we see a huge opportunity. What we offer is a marketplace for all used items in Nigeria as well as focus on safety”.
He further added that the reason , the platform has suceeded in other countries because everything has been done locally. And that the company has come to add value to the industry through job creation for everyone.