18,000 businesses form cluster at MyComputerVillage.com
A new online cluster market targeted at shops and businesses at the popular Otigba market, computer village in Ikeja, Lagos, has been unveiled.
The new platform tagged: “MyComputerVillage.com,” which was born out of passion to boost electronic commerce in Nigeria, is expected to host 6,000 shops and 18,000 businesses.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, yesterday, the Managing Director of the firm, Muyiwa Alawode, disclosed that eKnowvate Solutions Ltd, the company behind the initiative, said it will enhance business accessibility of the popular computer and allied accessories market reputed to be the largest of its kind in West Africa to showcase their products to a global audience for improved customer engagement and patronage.
He said in view of the recent competition from a number of e-commerce platforms in Nigeria as well as the need to preserve the market share of businesses in Computer Village in the sales of IT equipment and accessories, MyComputerVillage. com was launched in conjunction with the executives of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).
Hesaid:“MyComputerVillage. com offers a unique platform that promotes the company names and brands of the individual businesses that subscribe on the platform as opposed to other e-commerce platforms that serve as mere aggregators of products. The eKnowvate Solutions Ltd as the e-commerce provider does not share in the sales proceeds of shop owners for transactions that take place on the platform as the case in other e-commerce platforms.”
Alawode described the platform as a virtual shopping mall where businesses in the market can subscribe to and own shops to offer its users all the tools needed to enable their business go live on the internet.
He said with this new platform, business owners will not need to worry about technical setup skills, hosting and maintenance upgrades as all they need is a monthly or annual subscription of as low as N1000 per month and start trading.
Alawode added: “All that a subscriber has to do is sign up for the service and start trading. MyComputerVillage.com is an affordable, convenient, effective and efficient online shopping mall. With a monthly or annual rental fee, entrepreneurs and businesses that currently have shops in Computer Village can effectively showcase their products and company brand to prospective