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How to Build, Launch and Grow an Online store in Nigeria

Samson Olu
Samson Olu

Starting an online store in Nigeria

Starting an e-commerce business in Nigeria is hard work and requires planning, that needs to come together at the right time.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create an online store in Nigeria and sell your products online, be it digital or physical products.


Choosing an online store platform

Starting a business is hard, creating an online store shouldn't be, to successfully build an online store, you need to choose a platform that would power your online store. The mistake most people make is not choosing an ideal platform for their online store

The two platforms that I recommend for building an online store are Tradift and WordPress.


Building your online store with Tradift

Tradift is an all in one platform that provides all the essentials you need to start, grow, and scale your e-commerce business. It enables you to create an online store within few seconds to sell your goods. With Tradift, you can easily customize your storefront, accept credit card payment, organize your products and finally, track and respond to orders. All these will be accomplished with just a few mouse clicks.

Why Tradift is such a popular e-commerce platform owes to the fact that anybody can sell online with Tradift be it techy or novice.

You can start selling by following these easy steps


Create an account with Tradift

You can create an account on Tradift here. Simply enter the name you want to use for your store, your email address, and password.

Creating an account on Tradift


After creating an account, your online store would be created with your store name as the URL, if you set your store name as john clothing, your default address would be you would have to log in and complete your store registration. You also get a free domain name from Tradift depending on your region once a plan has been selected.

Learn about Tradift lite plan


Adding a product on Tradift

Now that you have created an online store on Tradift, the next step is to add a product to your store, follow the steps below to add a product to your store.

Understanding products on Tradift


From your Tradift admin, go to Products > All products

Adding products to Tradift dashboard

From the Products page, click Add product.

Enter a title for your product, along with additional details.

adding a product title on Tradift dashboard


Enter images for your product

adding product images on Tradift

Click Save

You can also add variants, shipping quantity, weight, and categories when creating a product on Tradift.

How to add a product on Tradift


Setting a payment method on Tradift

Tradift supports multiple payment providers, you can start receiving payments on Tradift by integrating them on your store. You can also set pay on delivery and pay via bank transfer depending on your region.

Some payment providers available on your Tradift store are:

Alternative payment methods include:

  • Pay on delivery
  • Pay via bank transfer

Setting up these payment methods on your Tradift online store is easy and secured. You can also request a Payment Provider from the provider list.

Learn how to integrate Razorpay on your Tradift store

Customizing payment methods

  1. Log into your Tradift Dashboard with appropriate credentials.
  2. From the side menu, click on Store settings.
  3. Navigate to Payment Provider and click on any payment method you want to configure
  4. After filling in the required fields, click on Save and Enable


Setting payment method on Tradift


Adding a payment method on Tradift


Setting your shipping method on Tradift

Setting a shipping method on "Tradift is Trivial", on your dashboard click on Store settings select shipping from the option list

Setting shipping on Tradift

You can set shipping profiles and shipping zones from the shipping settings page and also add a third-party fulfillment service like Sendbox to your online store. 

Setting shipping on Tradift


Creating an online store in summary

As you can see, creating an online store is not as difficult as it seems all you need to do is take it a step at a time.

Using an online store builder like Tradift really makes the process easy, secure, and maintainable.

You can learn more about how to set up your Tradift online store here.

Have any questions? Please use the comment box and we would get back to you immediately.

Create your beautiful online store today.