Do you want to know the best online shopping sites or shops in Uganda right now? In this article, we compiled a list of all the best eCommerce websites in Uganda based on traffic and popularity in 2022.
Online shopping sites have made it a possibility to shop for almost anything online, from clothing, electronics, foodstuff and beverages, cars, and even real estate. There is undeniable comfort and satisfaction with online shopping, especially when people can save some time and money.
Jumia is the Number 1 and largest online marketplace in Uganda, where you can buy and sell the best brands. Founded in Nigeria in 2012 and launched later in Uganda in 2014, the online store offers a wide range of products, including electronics, laptops, phones, gadgets, lifestyle things, books, home appliances, fashion items, consumables, kids’ items, jewelry, and many more.
Products can be delivered at your doorstep, through pick-ups, or meet-ups and payments can be made using Airtel Money, MTN Momo, Debit and Credit card payments, and Cash on delivery.
Originally OLX, the company changed its name later in 2019 to Jiji. Jiji is an online shopping platform where buyers meet sellers and vice versa. Jiji sellers can advertise their stuff for free on the marketplace but with the option of upgrading to premium advertising if they want their ads prioritized on the platform.
Buyers can buy anything from this eCommerce site, including real estate, cars, furniture, bags, phones, and anything else posted by the sellers.
Products can only be delivered through meet-ups since the business is between the real seller and buyer as payments are made with Cash on delivery.
With operations in Uganda and other African nations, Kikuu is a Chinese-owned online shopping website. KikuuUganda is a dropshipping business that lacks inventory. Upon receipt of a confirmed order from a customer, all items on their website are imported from China.
Kikuu’s products vary from fashion products, electronics, and accessories to life essentials and you can enjoy massive deals every day.
Payments can be made using Airtel Money, MTN Momo, or KPay. KPay is KiKUU’s inbuilt payment system. You just add to your KPay wallet and money will be deducted when you shop. However, products take an average of 10 days although some may come earlier than 10 days or later.
In Uganda, Ubuy is the top platform for international internet purchasing since you Buy from abroad, and receive in Uganda. They provide you with a top-notch online buying experience combined with first-rate assistance to meet all of your unique needs.
Ubuy gives you the chance to select top-quality brands while lounging in the comfort of your own home and just clicking on your needs to have them delivered right to your door.
They offer a wide range of goods in the following categories: clothing and jewellery, computers and electronics, video games and entertainment, toys and games, baby care, household goods, gardening tools, office and school supplies, health care and supplements, mobile phones and tablets, travel and outdoor gear, mobile phones, and automobile accessories.
Products can be delivered at your doorstep, through pick-ups, or meet-ups and payments can be made using Paypal, Debit and Credit card payments, or Neosurf. Products take an average of 10 days although some may come earlier than 10 days or later.
Address: AHA Towers, 4th Foor, Lourdel Road, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda.
Masikini is an online store in Uganda that gives you access to an endless range of products from the world’s leading stores in the USA and the UK and pay using the fastest payment options like MTN mobile money, Airtel Money, and VISA cards.
Buying products using Masikini takes between 10-15 working days to be delivered.
Kikuubo Online is an online wholesaler & online Supermarket that enables people to buy products in wholesale from downtown Kampala (Kikuubo). Products you can purchase using Kikuubo include pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages, baby products, toiletries, batteries, food, cosmetics, herbs, and insecticides among others. It delivers to mainly Kampala and surrounding areas.
Address: Plot 15, Enterprise Road, Kampala
7. Facebook Groups/Shops
Facebook is not just for socializing, it is a ready marketplace. There are a number of groups like TUNDA GULA Uganda and more where you can buy products, however, you have to be extra careful of scammers.
Other General Online Shops
Top Online Fashion Shops in Uganda
These online shops deal mostly if not exclusively in fashion. Instead of visiting a general store for a shirt, why not check it out on one of the online shopping websites below?
Are you tired of going to the market for fresh vegetables or just too busy to go for grains from your local supermarket? Well, these days you can eat your cake and have it. All it takes is a visit to one of these online grocery shops and have your vegetables and grains delivered at your doorstep
It doesn’t matter whether you choose to buy from an eCommerce shop, or a social media group, only buy from a reliable seller. Online shopping websites in Uganda selling brand new products without a warranty should be avoided the same as a seller on classifieds/Facebook who wants you to send money before they deliver your product.
As a rule of thumb(when buying from a free classified or Facebook) meet the seller IN A PUBLIC PLACE (where you are most comfortable), access the product, or discuss the service, and only pay when you are ABSOLUTELY convinced the product/service matches your needs.
Let me know your experience with any of the sites listed above by commenting below! Otherwise happy online shopping
FAQs and Knowledge
Qn. What are the most popular online shopping sites in Uganda?
Jumia, Jiji, Kikuu Uganda, Kikuubo online, Masikini and UBuy
Qn. What is online shopping?
Online shopping is the process of buying goods and services from merchants over the Internet.
Qn. Which online shopping website is best in Uganda
It doesn’t matter whether you choose to buy from an eCommerce shop, or a social media group, only buy from a reliable seller.